There are 方, 方向, 方面, 向き, 方角, and 方位.
My current understanding is:
方位 specifically refers to the points on a compass
方角 refers to east/west/south/north
向き refers to an orientation/direction of an object
However, I don't really understand the distinction between 方, 方向, and 方面, other than the fact that 方 seems the most common/casual, and 方面 can also be used to refer to field of study/walk of life. What are the distinction between these?