A-B. Starting from the mapboard at the car park, exit through the ‘door-in-the-wall’ and turn left on to the woodland path following the purple arrow (and the green arrow which is for the shorter Walled Garden loop). Follow this path for 150m to reach a T-junction with a sandy roadway where you turn left.
B-C. Now the loop begins to ascend gently and passes a track (on your right) to St Colman’s Well. Approximately 300m later you reach a 3-way junction where the green loop turns left. You veer right here.
C-D. After less than 100m you reach a sharp left bend in the roadway - keep left here. Continue to follow the purple arrows along the sandy roadway - take notice of the high stone wall on your right which was the boundary wall for the estate. At one point, you’ll get a view to the ‘outside world’ through a narrow gateway. After 1.5km the loop sweeps left around a sharp corner.
D-A. You’re now on the home stretch - enjoy the trip through the mix of broadleaf trees to reach the trailhead area at a gateway and stone stile.