Coming out of the church, walk down the small pathway next to the adjoining cottages and start your walk across the fields. Horses graze by the kissing gate and you’ll likely see birds of prey overhead. You’ll walk towards a white building that seems remarkably Greek in origin – that’s the New Ayot St Lawrence Church, where mass is held today, and is surprisingly relatively modern. Set amidst vast fields with giant trees, take the path around the outside to loop back on yourself or walk through the middle; cattle graze here so ensure dogs are kept on a lead at all times. You can enter another kissing gate at the bottom of the field and walk all the way to Kimpton should you wish, or retrace your steps to find refreshment at The Brocket Arms.