Morning walk around Layer
Meet Layer Fox, PH (grid ref TL 967 200, post code CO2 0JH) for morning only walk out towards Friday Woods returning past Abberton Reservoir. Please note change of lunch venue from Layer Fox to Donkey and Buskin with orders taken at the start. The walk start remains at Layer Fox but parking will be either along the road or New Cut Road (by the school).
Short walk around Langham
Meet Langham Gun Hill layby (grid ref TM 042 334, post code CO7 6HP). Part Essex Way part Stour Valley Path.
Morning walk to Wissington
Meet Harpers Hill lay-by, North of Nayland on the A134 (grid ref TL 967 344 postcode CO6 4LJ) for a walk towards Wissington, All Saints Church Gt. Horksley, Horksley Park then to Anchor pub in Nayland. Order food at start of walk.
Figure of 8 walk around Dedham
Parking at Dedham CP for the start of a figure of eight walk. Money for the car park is £2.00 to £4.00 needed (grid ref TM 058 333, postcode CO7 6DH). In the morning to include Stratford St. Mary and Higham and in the afternoon the Stour Valley path and St. Edmunds Way. Lunch in Dedham a selection of places to choose from
Linear walk to Colchester
Meet 48 London Road Lexden bus stop (grid ref TL 966 240, post code CO3 4DE) for linear walk to Scheregate. (Buses 65, 70, 71, 88 link)
Figure of 8 walk around Bures
Meet at Bures Community centre (grid ref TL 908 338, postcode CO8 5BX) for a figure of eight walk around the picturesque country side of Bures. Lunch at the 8 Bells.
Short walk around Marks Hall Estate
Meet Marks Hall Estate Visitor Centre (grid ref TL 840 252, post code CO6 1TG). Part of Puddly Mud Crawl.
Morning walk around Boxted
Meet Fillpots Nursery, 52 Straight Rd., Boxted (grid ref TL 997 308 postcode CO4 9RB) for a morning walk on country lanes and paths round Boxted and Langham, passing a walnut tree wood and a pretty reservoir. Lunch at Fillpots.
Figure of 8 walk around Great Henny
Meet at the Henny Swan, Great Henny (TL 879 384 postcode CO10 7LS) for a fig of eight walk. Morning to include Great Henny and Little Henny, and in the afternoon the area of Lamarsh. Lunch at The Henny Swan.
Short walk around Stebbing
Meet Stebbing Watchhouse Road verge (grid ref TL 668 242, post code CM6 3SW).
Morning walk around North Colchester
Meet Chanterelle free CP, Highwoods, Eastwood Drive, (grid ref TM 009 269,post code CO4 9SD) for a circular morning walk only, along the river Colne, Colchester Castle park and back through Highwoods Country park, lunch at The Rover Tye. Book food at the start of walk
Short walk around Wormingford
Meet Wormingford, Sandy Hilltop layby B1508 (grid ref TL 927 317, post code CO6 3AB) for a walk via Q E Tudor Lodge.
Morning walk around Dedham
Meet in Dedham CP (grid ref TM 058 333 postcode CO7 6DH) £2.00 for 4 hrs parking. A lovely circular walk to Flatford Mill then back along the river to Stratford St. Mary and return to Dedham. A selection of eating places to choose from in the village.
Figure of 8 walk around Lexden and Stanway
Meet Berechurch Arms, 177 Shrub End Road, Colchester (grid ref TL 973 234 postcode CO3 4RG). Park in pub CP but leave room for other customers. Winter walk around green spaces of Stanway and Lexden. Morning North towards Hilly Fields and views over the Colne Valley. Afternoon South across Gosbecks Archaeological Park. Order food in pub at start of walk.
Short walk around Lamarsh
Meet Lamarsh, Henny Road verge near village hall (grid ref TL 890 359, post code CO8 5ET), part Tour de Braintree District.
Figure of 8 walk around Stratford St. Mary
Meet at the Anchor Inn Stratford St. Mary for a figure of eight walk. (Grid ref. TM 047 344, post code CO7 6LW). Morning walk to Flatford and Dedham. Afternoon walk around Langham. Lunch can be ordered at start of walk
Short walk around Eight Ash Green
Meet Eight Ash Green, Heath Road car-park (grid ref TL 943 263, post code CO3 9TG), part Walking the Colne Zolne.
Morning walk around Brantham
eet Cattawade CP by Old Bridge (grid ref TM 101 329 postcode CO11 1RE) for a short walk along the river and up to Brantham church. No lunch but can eat sandwiches at The Crown if you by a drink. No food served in the pub.
Figure of 8 walk around Assington
Meet at Shoulder of Mutton pub, Assington (grid ref TL 934 381 postcode CO10 5LJ) small pub car park and street parking. Fig of eight walk, a.m. in Arger Fen area and p.m. Assington Thicks and northward before returning to the village of Assington. Order food at start of walk or take picnic.
Short walk around Polstead
Meet Polstead pondside (grid ref TL 990 381, post code CO6 5BS), part Maria Mehalah Macabre.
Figure of 8 walk around Fordham Heath
Meet ‘The Cricketers’ car park, Spring Lane, Fordham Heath (grid TL 945 262 postcode CO3 9TG), for a figure 8 walk. Out towards Fordstreet in the morning and Hillhouse Wood in the afternoon. Lunch at The Cricketers, orders taken at the start of the walk. Afternoon walkers meet at 13:30.
Short walk around Tiptree
Meet Tiptree War Memorial B1023 bus 75 (grid ref TL 899 157, post code CO5 0RA) , part Winstree Marathon.
Morning walk around Mistley
Meet at Mistley towers (grid ref TM 115 319, postcode CO11 1ER), parking is along The Walls in Mistley. A circular walk proceeding alongside the River Stour up to St. Mary’s church in Lawford then back through Manningtree. Lunch will be at the Crown in Manningtree, orders for food will be taken at the start of the walk
Figure of 8 walk on Mersea
Meet at Waldegraves holiday park, Waldegraves Lane, West Mersea (grid ref TM 032 131 postcode CO5 8SE) for a pleasant walk on Mersea island. Lunch at the granary restaurant, order food before start of walk. Parking near the restaurant.
Short walk around North Colchester
Meet Myland bus stop Hollymead Close/Turner Rd Bus 8 for bus pass (grid ref TL 998 273, post code CO4 5JU) finish at Scheregate. Part Alternative Green corridor.
Morning walk around Boxted and Langham
Meet at Fillpots Nursery, 52 Straight Rd, Boxted (grid ref TL 997 308, postcode CO4 9RB) for a morning walk on country lanes and paths round Boxted and Langham, passing a walnut tree wood and a pretty reservoir. Lunch at Fillpots.
Short walk around Great Totham
Meet Great Totham St Peter’s Church (grid ref TL 862 110, post code CM9 8NP) part of Mucking Ugley Ways through Messing.
Morning walk around Stutton
Meet at The Kings Head, Manningtree Road, Stutton (grid ref TM 148 348 postcode IP9 2SW). Lunch is pre-bookable. Parking at the pub if eating or down the side road adjacent to the pub. The walk goes across to Alton Water over the dam, passing Holbrook Mill before reaching Holbrook Creek with views across the river to North Essex and passing the Royal Hospital School before returning through Stutton to the pub.
Circular walk to Polstead
Meet at Magdalen Road CP next to the bus station at Hadleigh (grid ref TM 026 426 postcode IP7 5EF) car parking fee £2. Walk to The Cock, Polstead for lunch. Virtually a circular walk, undulating in places and involves some walking on quiet roads.
Short walk around Great Bentley
Meet Great Bentley B1027 Hollybush Hilltop verge (grid ref TM 114 186, post code CO7 8RF), part of West Tendring Marathon.
Morning walk around Fordham
Meet Woodland Trust Car Park, Ponders Road, Fordham (grid ref TL 928 286, postcode CO6 3LY) for a morning only walk. This route is heavily influenced by the one subject which has obsessively dominated 2017 for us Essex Footpath Secretaries. No food arrangements; bring a picnic if it is glorious weather or drive elsewhere - up to you.
Short walk around Little Horkesley
Meet Little Horkesley, School Lane pond verge (grid ref TL 959 321, post code CO6 4DG), part of Constable Beat.
Morning walk around Wivenhoe
Meet in car park opposite the Greyhound pub in Wivenhoe (grid ref TM 038 216, postcode CO7 9DX) but park in side streets. A pleasant woodland and river walk towards the University.
Circular walk to Great Tey
Meet at Fordham Heath CP (grid ref TL 943 263 postcode CO3 9TA) for a walk to the Chequers pub at Great Tey via Daisy Green and Aldhamhall wood. Back via Bourchiers Hall and Fiddlers Farm. Pre-order lunch at the start.
Short walk around Writtle
Meet Writtle, Village green pond car-park (grid ref TL 679 062, post code CM1 3DT), part of Alternative Green Corridor.
Figure of 8 walk around Little Horkesley
Meet ‘The Beehive’, Little Horkesley (grid ref TL 962 321, postcode CO6 4DJ) for figure 8 walk around Wormingford & Wissington. Lunch at ‘The Beehive’ –Sunday Roast and limited other options available. Lunch orders taken at start of walk. Car share if possible as the car park is small. Afternoon walkers meet at 13:30.
Short walk around Layer de la Haye
Meet Layer de la Haye, Fox Cross B1026 (grid ref TL 968 200, post code CO2 0EB). Treasure Chest Wood.
Morning walk around Dedham
Meet in the main car park in Dedham on the B1029 (grid ref TM 058 333 postcode CO7 6DH) for a morning walk along the river to Flatford, out to Stratford St Mary and back along the river. Choice of pubs and tea rooms in Dedham for lunch.
Circular walk to Great Bentley
Meet Alresford VH, CP, Ford Lane (grid ref TM 068 213 postcode CO7 8AT) when driving into CP swing left and park away from the hall to avoid space blocking hall users that day. A circular walk via Thorrington in the morning and returning via Frating Hall in the afternoon. Lunch at The Plough, Gt. Bentley. Order food at start of walk.
Short walk around Sible Hedingham
Meet Sible Hedingham, Summerfields car-park off A1017 behind Co-op (grid ref TL 783 340, post code CO9 3HS). Part of Canon’s Canter to Bury.
Circular walk to Stutton
Meet at Cattawade car park, Brantham / Manningtree, (grid ref TM 101 329, postcode CO11 1RE) For a circular walk along the river Stour to Stutton. Lunch at the Kings Head, returning via country lanes and along the river.
Short walk around Tiptree
Meet Tiptree Centre B1023 for Saddlers’ Stetch (grid ref TL 896 161, post code CO5 0SU) part of Winstree Marathon.
Figure of 8 walk around Layer
Meet at Donkey and Buskins, Layer-de-la-Haye (grid ref TL 975 208 postcode CO2 0HU), the walk is a figure of eight. In the morning along the Roman River and through Friday Woods with the afternoon through Layer Woods.
Morning walk around Langham
Meet at the Shepherd PH CP, Langham (grid ref TM 019 318, postcode CO4 5NR) for a meander around the picturesque countryside of Langham. Order lunch at start of walk.
Short walk around Berechurch
Meet Bus 63 departs Osborne St 09.44 for bus pass health walk from Berechurch Hall Road. First Step from Wm Harris Roundabout (grid ref TL 999 219, post code CO2 8WJ) to Scheregate.
Circular walk to Great Waldingfield
Meet Rodbridge Nature Reserve - (grid ref TL 857 437, post code CO10 9HH). Circular walk along The Valley Walk on a good path through Sudbury for lunch at The White Horse Great Waldingfield. Return via the old airfield, Cuckoo Tye and Long Melford to cars. Lunch orders taken at start.
Short walk around Bures
Meet Bures Hamlet B1508 village sign verge (grid ref TL 905 340, post code CO8 5PE), bus 754 connects arr 13 57. Part Abounding An Edge of Essex.
Morning walk around Stoke By Nayland
Meet at Stoke-by-Nayland CP (adjacent to playing field) (grid TL 985 363 postcode CO6 4QX) for a scenic circular walk via Polstead. Lunch choice of The Angel or Crown in the village.
Figure of 8 walk around Rayne
Meet at The Swan, Rayne (grid ref TL 732 228 postcode CM77 6RQ). Please park in overflow car park through gate. Morning walk south via Great Notley Country Park, afternoon north to Panfield. Order food at start.
Short walk around Kirby le Soken
Meet Kirby le Soken B1034 verge near Horsey Road (grid ref TM 226 219, post code CO13 0DB). Withe Mastodon - part of Abounding An Edge of Essex.