From the car park take the route signed Landshot / Whiskershiel / Eastnook / Hudspeth through the metal gate and up the tarmac road.
At the junction follow the sign to Landshot, and continue on along the tarmac road past the farmhouse and shepherd’s cottage to your left.
The earliest reference to Landshot is in a 1528 document when it was farmed by Robert Hedley and his sons, John and William. At that time a system called ‘gavelkind’ was in operation; when a man became too old to farm he divided the farm between his sons. In this way, farms became smaller.
Immediately before the third cattle grid turn right and follow the path signed East Todholes. Go over the sleeper bridge, through the wicket gate and follow the path round to the wall. On reaching the wall turn right and make your way up to the gap in the fence, keeping the wall on your left. Once through the gap continue following the wall to the end of the field.
Dry stone walls are important for several reasons. They provide shelter for livestock and are a linear nature reserve for many wild creatures and plants. Nooks and crannies between the stones offer hideaways and homes for insects and small mammals, while birds nest in them. Lichens, mosses, ferns and many attractive plants colonise stone walls.
Cross the ladder stile in the corner over the wall and continue up through this field, heading for the telegraph pole to the right of the big shed. On reaching the telegraph pole at the corner of the garden wall, continue to the ladder stile ahead, keeping the wall on your left.
Once over the ladder stile turn right onto the farm track, carry on along this track past West Todholes until you reach the main road.
At the main road turn right, signed Elsdon, cross the step stile and bear left across the field to the fence. On reaching the fence continue down to the next step stile, once over the stile carry on down to the bottom of this field.
During the summer months take care going through this field as it is an important hay field.
Cross the third step stile and turn right down to the sleeper bridge, turn left once over the bridge and follow the path round to the smaller bridge. Once over this smaller bridge make your way to the footbridge next to the sewage works.
On crossing this bridge turn right through the metal gate, and continue ahead between the houses. At the pinfold turn right and follow the road back to the car park.