Colchester Ramblers

Walks Programme as table

DateStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Wednesday, 25th April
10am at
TL951429 / CO10 5PT
Meet Edwardstone White Horse (grid ref TL 951 429, postcode CO10 5PX) and order lunch before walk. A circular taking in a church or two, considering centuries old emigration and avoiding arguments at Parliament Heath.5mile / 8.1km
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Leader
Ruth
Wednesday, 25th April
10:15am at
TM368509 / IP12 3NZ
Meet at The Oyster Inn, Woodbridge Road, Butley (grid ref TM 368 509, postcode IP12 3NZ) for a figure of 8 walk. The pub has its own brewery, shop and cinema! Order lunch in pub prior to walk. Morning walk a chance to see Quincunxes, an SSSI Crag pit, an Augustinian Priory and Butley Abbey (remains only!), a thatched church, views of Orford Castle Keep and Butley Creek.After lunch Shepherds Cottage Lakes, Staverton Park (a medieval deer park), largest area of pollarded oaks in Europe and Staverton Thicks containing the tallest holly trees in UK. The A1152 is still closed at the A12 Junction. Please take the signed route for light vehicles through Woodbridge.10mile / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Bob F
Saturday, 28th April
8:30am at
TL930353 / CO8 5BN
Hullbeck Regeneration 64. Meet Bures’ Arger Fen lay-by between Wormingford and Assington (grid ref TL 930 353, post code CO8 5BN), for woodland and boardwalk saunter, one field away from St. Edmund Way trail. Optional social breakfast at Assington. Cars. Explorer 196 needed.As Derek is unable to lead this walk this is now a self lead walk, map and route available from Derek.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Sunday, 29th April
10am at
TL917267 / CO6 3QT
Meet at Mill Race Nurseries New Road Aldham (grid ref TL 917 267, post code C06 3QT) for a figure of eight walk. Morning out to West Bergholt and Fordham, afternoon out towards Chappel. Please park in car park immediately on left after turning into entrance and note cafe not able to take bookings on the day. Packed lunch advisable but tea,coffee and cakes available or pre-book at local pubs yourself.10mile / 16.1km
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Leader
Linda Shorter
Wednesday, 2nd May
10am at
TL945262 / CO3 9TG
Meet at the Cricketers, Fordham Heath (grid ref TL 945 262, postcode CO3 9TG) for a walk in the West Bergholt area via Hill House Wood, where the bluebells may be out. Order lunch at start.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Julia
Wednesday, 2nd May
10:30am at
TM099351 / CO7 6XA
Meet Royal Oak, East End, East Bergholt (grid ref TM 099 351, postcode CO7 6XA), free parking, but participants MUST notify leader by Monday before if a roast meal or just snacks are required; landlord ONLY cooks if ordered in time. Figure of eight walk, am to Brantham & Decoy Pond, pm north to the woods8.5mile / 13.7km
Leisurely
Leader
Lotte
Friday, 4th May
10:35am at
TM081191 / CO7 8JL
Memorial Stone 143. Assemble Thorrington B1029 Gatehouse bus stop (grid ref TM 081 191, post code CO7 0RZ). Slow Saunter via Alresford Creekside to Pointer bus stop. Part West Tendring Marathon trail. Explorer 184 relates. Bus 62 departs High St Gd 09.56.As Derek is unable to lead this walk this is now a self lead walk, map and route available from Derek2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 4th May
6:45pm at
TM068213 / CO7 8AT
Meet at Village Hall Ford Lane Alresford (grid ref TM 068 213, post code C07 8AT) for an evening walk around Alresford and views of the Colne.4.5mile / 7.2km
Leisurely
Leader
Margaret Smith
Wednesday, 9th May
10am at
TM005216 / CO2 0BW
Meet at Cherry Tree pub on Mersea Road (grid ref TM 005 216, postcode CO2 0AW), for a pretty fields and woodland walk Order food before start of walk.5mile / 8.1km
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Leader
Phyllis Wallace
Wednesday, 9th May
10am at
TM246335 / IP9 1PY
Circular walk on Shotley Peninsular. Meet in front of Bristol Arms (grid ref TM 246 335, post code IP9 1PU) on Shotley sea front. Plenty of free public parking on front or road leading to front. Morning lovely scenic walk along river Orwell, to Chelmondiston for lunch at Red Lion. Order food on arrival at Pub. Afternoon south to river Stour to return to Shotley.10.2mile / 16.4km
Leisurely
Leader
Jim Welton
Friday, 11th May
10:25am at
TL905182 / CO5 9UD
Ransome Sole 27. Meet Messing Corner B1022 bus stop (grid ref TL 905 182, post code CO5 9UD). Slow saunter to Tiptree Centre Part of Mucking Ugley Messing Settlement Ways trail. Maldon Bus 75 departs Ad stance in Osborne St 10.00. Exlorer 184, with a slither of 183 shows most.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 11th May
6:45pm at
TM038216 / CO7 9DX
Meet Wivenhoe High Street Car park, Wivenhoe, (grid ref TM 038 216, post code C07 9AZ) for an evening walk around Wivenhoe Woods and beyond.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Margaret Smith
Sunday, 13th May
10am at
TM088315 / CO11 2JX
Meet at Lawford Church car park Church Hill Lawford (grid ref TM 088 315, post code CO11 2JX) (50p for a church donation.) for a circular walk. The walk will be via Flatford, Manningtree and Mistley with a stop along Manningtree river front for a picnic lunch. There will be time for a quick drink in a Manningtree pub or cafe.10mile / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Robert B
Wednesday, 16th May
10am at
TL855208 / CO5 9PL
Meet at “The Halfway” (Restaurant & Bar), Coggeshall Road, Kelvedon (grid ref TL 855 208, postcode CO5 9PL). Walk into Coggeshall, via Coggeshall Abbey, and down to the River Blackwater. Return via the boundary mound for the new Incinerator! Orders for lunch taken at the start of the walk.6mile / 9.7km
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Terry & Kerry
Wednesday, 16th May
10am at
TL840084 / CM9 4SR
Meet Langford Lock fisherman's CP (grid ref TL 840 084, postcode CM9 4SS). Take the B1018/ B1019 from Maldon, going past Langford Church on the R, then turn immediately L before the Museum of Power along a narrow lane to the CP at about 600 metres. Circular walk, morning along the Chelmer to Heybridge then through the "Essex Lakeland" to lunch at Heybridge Basin. Afternoon back along the Blackwater Estuary and on to Maldon and Beeleigh Abbey & Falls. Choice of pubs and a tearoom.10.3mile / 16.6km
Leisurely
Leader
Roger
Friday, 18th May
10:35am at
TM217291 / CO12 5JT
Ridge of Oakley 117. Assemble B1414 bus stop near Cherry Tree (grid ref TM 217 291, post code CO12 8JG), in Little Oakley. Slow Saunter to Gt Oakley Sq. Part of Abounding An Essex Edge trail. Bus 104 departs Stanwell Street Back 13.50. Return 104. Explorer 184.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 18th May
6:45pm at
TM009126 / CO5 8QB
Meet West Mersea Car Park behind the library (grid ref TM 009 126, post code CO5 8QB) (free after 6pm at time of writing).5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Mags
Sunday, 20th May
10am at
TM238194 / CO13 9DN
Meet in Frinton-On-Sea, (grid ref TM 238 194, post code CO13 9DN), on the Esplanade near public lavatories for a figure of 8 walk, morning walk towards Holland, afternoon towards Walton on the Naze. Choice of lunch venues in Frinton-On-Sea.8.5mile / 13.7km
Leisurely
Leader
Neil Brett
Wednesday, 23rd May
10am at
TM112319 / CO11 1AT
Meet in Manningtree at “The Walls” on the B1352 where parking can be found alongside the river Stour (grid ref TM 112 319, nearest post code CO11 1AT) for a circular walk through Lawford onto St. Edmund Way and returning along the river. Lunch in Manningtree with a choice of pubs and cafes.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Regina
Wednesday, 23rd May
10am at
TL747160 / CM3 2BB
Meet at the Square & Compasses Fuller Street (grid ref TL 747 160, postcode CM3 2BB) from 9:30 to order food. Morning walk via Terling and Fairstead. Afternoon walk in the opposite direction North of Fuller Street.10mile / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Robert B
Friday, 25th May
6:45pm at
TL983224 / CO2 9PF
Meet at Costcutters, Homefield Rd (grid ref TL 983 224, post code C02 9PF) for a walk across Gosbecks and out towards Birch, walking through woodland and the Roman River Valley area. Drinks available at my house afterwards or Leather Bottle and Berechurch Arms nearby.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Linda Shorter
Saturday, 26th May
8:30am at
TL997332 / CO4 5GW
Walnut Ingrain 161. Meet Boxted’s Church Lane carpark near Church (grid ref TL 997 332, post code CO4 5TG) Saunter loop by some water. Retire to optional social breakfast. Explorer 196 best. Cars.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Sunday, 27th May
10am at
TL897160 / CO5 0HQ
Meet public car park, centre of Tiptree, next to Barclays bank, (grid ref TL 897 160, post code CO5 0ST) for a circular walk to Little Totham. Lunch stop at The Swan where bar snacks and good ale will be available. Own sandwiches may be eaten in the garden if a drink is purchased. Orders for food will be taken at the start of the walk.10mile / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Pam Bradley
Wednesday, 30th May
9am at
TL934381 / CO10 5LL
Meet at The Shoulder of Mutton, Assington (grid ref TL 934 381, postcode CO10 5LJ). Small car park at rear of pub + street parking. Honest pub grub to be ordered at start of walk. Lovely area for walking with a variety of countryside.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Val
Wednesday, 30th May
10am at
TL997193 / CO5 7NJ
Circular walk around the newly enlarged Abberton Reservoir and RAMSAR Bird Sanctuary as part of the Essex Festival of Walks. Meet at Saint Andrew’s Church, Rectory Lane, Abberton (private car park – minimum Church donations £4 per car for all day parking) (grid ref TL 997 193, postcode CO5 7NJ) for walk round the reservoir. Morning via Peldon and Great Wigborough. Lunch at the EWT Abberton Visitors’ Centre café (no alcohol) ordered at start. Afternoon via Layer de la Hay and Malting Green. Please note the morning walk includes roads through Peldon village and a 1km unavoidable section along the unrestricted road towards Wigborough where particular care is needed. Otherwise walk uses footpaths and the new permissive paths to circumnavigate the newly expanded reservoir.12mile / 19.3km
Leisurely
Leader
Graeme & Sue
Friday, 1st June
10:55am at
TM037280 / CO7 7PH
Spring Valley Recoil 102. Meet Ardleigh Spring Lane bus stop A137 (grid ref TM 037 280, post code CO7 7PH). Saunter, partly in woodland, to Welshwood Park A137. Green Corridor trail nearby. Bus 104 departs Ba Stanwell St 10.25. Return bus 103 or 104. Explorer Map 184 is ideal for measuring all angles.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 1st June
6:45pm at
TL927286 / CO6 3LZ
Meet at Quilters Green Car Park, Ponders Road, Fordham (grid ref TL 927 286, postcode CO6 3LZ) for a walk towards West Bergholt - passing Hill House Wood and returning along the River Colne towards Ford Street.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Paul
Sunday, 3rd June
9am at
TL985363 / CO6 4QX
Meet Stoke by Nyland recreation ground (grid ref TL 985 363, postcode CO64QX) for a scenic walk via Withermarsh Green, Gifford Hall Park, Dollops wood and Polstead. Lunch at the Cock pub in Polstead. Order food at the start of the walk or bring a picnic.10mile / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Janet Penfold
Wednesday, 6th June
10am at
TL930315 / CO6 3SD
Meet at The Crown, Wormingford (grid red TL 930 315 postcode CO6 3AB) for a circular walk. Views on a hot sunny day are pretty spectacular across the Stour Valley Path.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Louise Beck
Wednesday, 6th June
10am at
TL770451 / CO10 8NW
Meet at Clare Country Park, Malting Lane, Clare (grid ref TL 770 451, postcode CO10 8NN. Exp. Map 210). £2 parking fee. Walk to Stoke by Clare and back via Stour Valley Walk. Large number of options for lunch. After lunch uphill for views over Clare.9.5mile / 15.3km
Leisurely
Leader
Tony Rowe
Friday, 8th June
11am at
TL986221 / CO2 9PP
Lethe Glades 105 amended. Meet Maypole Green bus stop (grid ref TL 986 221, post code CO2 9PB). Slow saunter to Gosfield Rd bus stop. Part of Maria Mehalah Macabre trail. Explorer 184 covers. Bus 63 departs Osborne St 10.43. Return bus 8.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 8th June
6:45pm at
TL963105 / CM9 8RY
Meet in Tollesbury at Woodrolfe Road CP (grid ref TL 963 104, post code CM9 8SD) for an evening with views over the Blackwater Estuary from the sea wall. Optional drink afterwards at the Kings Head pub on 1 High St.4.5mile / 7.2km
Leisurely
Leader
Regina
Sunday, 10th June
10am at
TM101330 / CO11 1RE
Meet in lay-by at Cattawade Old Bridge (grid ref TM 101 330, post code CO11 1RE) for a circular walk to Tattingstone and return. Lunch at The Wheatsheaf Tattingstone. Orders taken at start.10.5mile / 16.9km
Leisurely
Leader
Kathy
Wednesday, 13th June
10am at
TL845124 / CM8 3NH
Meet Chequers Pub, Wickham Bishops, (grid ref TL 845 124, postcode CM8 3NN). From Wickham Bishops, the walk goes through the golf course, past the oldest surviving UK wooden railway viaduct, on to the old parish church, St Peters, and back via the orchards. Lunch will be ordered at the Chequers before we start. Please note that parking is restricted at the pub, so please park in nearby roads if not eating there.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Peter Monaghan
Wednesday, 13th June
10am at
TL974340 / CO6 4JN
Meet at The Anchor at Nayland, 01206 262313, (grid ref TL 974 340, postcode CO6 4JL) for (weather permitting) a lovely summer walk along the footpaths of Suffolk; Stour Valley path and St Edmund’s Way. The pub will be open to take food orders from 9:30am.10.8mile / 17.4km
Leisurely
Leader
Cath Pountney
Friday, 15th June
10:55am at
TM183308 / CO11 2TZ
Wood ’n’ Water Mix 38. Assemble Wrabness bus shelter B1352 (grid ref TM 183 308, post code CO11 3TR). Woodland coastal saunter to Copperas Lane Ramsey B1352, CO12 5NF bus stop. Part Essex Way trail. Explorer 184 best for measuring. Bus 103 departs Ba Stanwell St 10.00. Return bus 1032.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 15th June
6:45pm at
TL963173 / CO5 7RW
Meet in lay-bys on B1026 causeway across Abberton Reservoir (grid ref TL 963 173, post code CO2 0EU)5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Mags
Sunday, 17th June
10am at
TL799252 / CM77 8AL
Meet Stisted VH CP-using the overflow parking opposite the Hall (grid ref TL799 252, post code CM77 8AL) for a circular walk. Morning walk using old drovers tracks and through Brookes Nature Reserve to Greenstead Green for lunch. Back past Perces hall then through Great Monks Wood to Stisted. Lunch at the Greenstead Farm Shop.10mile / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Roger
Wednesday, 20th June
10am at
TL914406 / CO10 0QN
Meet at Newton Green Golf Club (NGGC) (grid ref TL 914 406, postcode CO10 0QN). Plenty of parking behind NGGC. Good and inexpensive food to be ordered before start of walk. A different area with varied footpaths in farmland and woodland.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Val
Wednesday, 20th June
10am at
TL928286 / CO6 3LX
Meet Quilters Green CP, Fordham (grid ref TL 928 286, postcode CO6 3LX). Circular walk past Crepping Hall and Middle Green and then on to Mount Bures for lunch. Afternoon along edge of Wormingford Airfield and back to Fordham using some permissive paths. Pub: The Thatchers Arms-food orders at start of walk.9.8mile / 15.8km
Leisurely
Leader
Roger
Friday, 22nd June
10:25am at
TM063215 / CO7 8AN
Cockaynes Sway 10. Assemble Alresford Station (grid ref TM 063 215, post code CO7 8BN). Slow partly wooded saunter to Wivenhoe Station. Part West Tendring Marathon trail. Explorer Map 184 covers.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 22nd June
6:45pm at
TM099351 / CO7 6XJ
Meet at The Royal Oak, East End Lane, East End (East Bergholt). (grid ref TM 099 351 postcode CO7 6XA). Go through the carpark at the right of the pub and down to the grass parking area at the back. The walk will circle round through Dodnash Wood and Great Martins Hill Wood and across the fields to the South. Refreshments at the pub afterwards.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
John Watts
Sunday, 24th June
10am at
TL810306 / CO9 1LL
Meet Halstead Butler Road CP (grid ref TL 810 306, post code CO9 1LL) Circular walk. Morning via high Garrett to Gosfield, Lunch Bell Inn in Gosfield. Afternoon short hop back to start, lunch orders at start.10mile / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Ian Guthrie
Wednesday, 27th June
10am at
TM019318 / CO4 5XF
Langham (grid ref TM 019 318, postcode CO4 5NR). Start from the Shepherd pub. Walking in Langham. An area known for great countryside walking.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Louise Beck
Wednesday, 27th June
10am at
TL855208 / CO5 9PL
Meet at “The Halfway” (Restaurant & Bar), Coggeshall Road, Kelvedon (grid ref TL 855 208, postcode CO5 9PL). A figure of 8 walk. Morning: walk into Coggeshall, via Coggeshall Abbey, and down to the River Blackwater. Return via the boundary mound for the new Incinerator! Afternoon: walk towards Felix Hall and Kelvedon. Orders for lunch taken at the start of the walk.10mile / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Terry & Kerry
Friday, 29th June
6:45pm at
TL945262 / CO3 9TG
Meet at the Cricketers PH in Fordham Heath (grid ref TL 945 262, postcode CO3 9TL) for a walk across the Colne Valley to West Bergholt and back. Optional food/drink in the pub afterwards – only use the pub car park if you intend to make use of the watering hole please.4.5mile / 7.2km
Leisurely
Leader
John Allcock
Saturday, 30th June
8:35am at
TM091168 / CO7 0HA
Hurst Greenery 170. Assemble Brightlingsea’s Hurst Green bus stop (grid ref TM 091 168, post code CO7 0HG). Shoreline saunter via breakfast cafe near Bateman’s Tower, to Tavern bus stop CO7 0GA. Part Abounding An Essex Edge trail. Explorer Map 184 good aid. Bus 62 departs Gb High St Colchester 07.58. Return bus 62 or 87.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Sunday, 1st July
10am at
TL865462 / CO10 9DX
Meet at CP opposite Melford Hall (grid ref TL 865 462, postcode CO10 9DX( for a circular walk, past Kentwell Hall, Stanstead Great Wood to Glemsford; lunch at the The Cock Inn or bring picnic, returning to Long Melford via St. Edmunds Way.11mile / 17.7km
Leisurely
Leader
Regina
Wednesday, 4th July
10am at
TL908338 / CO8 5BX
Meet at Bures Community Centre (VH) (grid ref TL 908 338, postcode CO8 5BX). Large car park which can be busy, + street parking. Honest pub grub (8 Bells) to be ordered before start of walk. A very popular area to walk and never disappointing.5mile / 8.1km
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Val
Wednesday, 4th July
10am at
TL770150 / CM3 2PW
Meet Terling VH (grid ref TL 770 150 postcode CM3 2PW) for a circular walk through attractive countryside along part of the Essex Way to Gt. Waltham for lunch at the Rose and Crown. Order food at start of walk.11mile / 17.7km
Leisurely
Leader
David & Linda
Friday, 6th July
10:45am at
TL867290 / CO6 2PJ
Colnes Galorev. 002. Meet White Colne’s lower Colneford Hill (grid ref TL 867 290, post code CO6 2PJ), A1124. Saunter-loop via Earls Colne and Colne Engaine, Part of Walks in Colne Zolne trail. Cars. Bus 88 stops near Riverside Inn also near Colne’s Bridge. Explorer Sheet 195 is the best for measurements.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 6th July
6:45pm at
TL897189 / CO5 9TT
Meet at The Street, Messing (grid ref TL 897 189, postcode CO5 9TR) for a walk through woodlands towards Layer Marney, returning via Birch airfield.5mile / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Paul
Sunday, 8th July
10am at
TL891260 / CO6 1AZ
Meet at the playing field car park at Great Tey, approached via Greenfield Drive and Chrismund Way, next to the primary school (grid ref TL 891 260, post code CO6 1AZ) for a circular walk; lunch either at the Red Lion pub at Marks Tey (pre-order at start) or the nearby Poplar Garden Centre cafe. Much of the farmland seen during the morning walk is included in the plan for the proposed West Tey new town.9mile / 14.5km
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Leader
Brian E
Wednesday, 11th July
10am at
TM190310 / CO12 5ND
Wrabness walk from RSPB Stour Estuary Nature Reserve car park, Wrabness on B1352 / (grid ref TM 190 310, postcode CO12 5ND). Parking is free. The walk is through the nature reserve woods down towards the river along to the beach and back via the village. The Strangers Inn at Bradfield and The Cross at Horsley Cross both serving food.5.5mile / 8.8km
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Karen Ames & Helen Balm
Wednesday, 11th July
10am at
TM065145 / CO5 8UE
Circular walk around East Mersea. Meet at Cudmore Grove Country Park, Bromans Lane, East Mersea (ECC car park requires £4 ticket per car over 4 hours) (grid ref TM 065 145 postcode CO5 8UE) for a summer seascape and farmscape circular walk round East Mersea. Morning via southern sea wall, East Mersea church and farm land towards West Mersea. Lunch at the Mersea Island Vineyard (also a micro brewery). Afternoon return via farmland and northern sea wall. Look out for Red Squirrels!10.5mile / 16.9km
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Leader
Graeme & Sue
Friday, 13th July
10:45am at
TM030218 / CO5 7JR
Norman Cuts 91. Meet Lower Head Street in Rowhedge (grid ref TM 030 218, post code CO5 7HN). Seawall saunter to Hythe. Part of Camuplodunum trail. Bus 66 departs Gd stance on Colchester High Street 10.08. Explorer Map 184 best aid. Return bus 61 to Osborne St.2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 13th July
6:45pm at
TM031217 / CO5 7HG
Meet Rowhedge river frontage near ferry landing stage (grid ref TM 031 217, post code CO5 7HG). Allow time to park in residential streets higher up town and walk to start.5mile / 8.1km
Easy
Leader
Mags
Sunday, 15th July
10am at
TM093546 / IP6 8HB
Meet near the toilet block situated close the main lake, railway line, B1078 and a car park (grid ref TM 093 546, post code IP6 8HB). Park if you can in this car park which is the next entrance after the one for the main Needham Lakes car park. If this is full use the main car park and walk to it over the small bridge. The morning walk takes us via Barking Church, Priestley Woods and Darmsden Church to The Chequers pub Great Blakenham for lunch (food orders taken at the start). The afternoon walk) takes us back to our cars along the River Gipping.11.1mile / 17.9km
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John W & Cathy T
Wednesday, 18th July
10am at
TM029261 / CO4 3JG
Morning walk around Crockleford Heath and the Salary Brook valley. Circular walk starting at the Beehive Inn on Bromley Road (grid ref TM 029 261, postcode CO4 3JG). Walk with views of the valley, through woodland and alongside the Brook. Lunch at the Beehive may be ordered before the walk.5.9mile / 9.5km
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Robert Miller
Wednesday, 18th July
10am at
TM170364 / IP9 2QS
Meet at The Compasses Inn car park in Ipswich Road, Holbrook (grid ref TM 170 364, postcode IP9 2QR) for a figure of 8 walk. The long morning walk will take us east out towards Arwarton. The short afternoon walk will take us west towards Alton Water. The pub will be open at 9:30 to take food orders. If not intending on using the pub, please park with care in Heathfield Road.11.5mile / 18.5km
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John W & Cathy T
Friday, 20th July
10:45am at
TL796115 / CM3 2HS
Terside Mingle 63. Meet Hatfield Peverel Rec. ground B1019 (grid ref TL 796 115, post code CM3 2HW). Saunter-loop via Ter Ford. Part Green Corridor trail. Explorer Sheet 183 needed. Cars2.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Friday, 20th July
6:45pm at
TL927286 / CO6 3LZ
Meet at Quilters Green Car Park, Ponders Road, Fordham (grid ref TL 927 286, postcode CO6 3LZ) for a walk towards Wakes Colne and returning by Crepping Hall.5mile / 8.1km
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Leader
Paul
Sunday, 22nd July
10am at
TL958278 / CO6 3BG
Meet Orpen Hall, West Bergholt (grid Ref TL 958 278, post code - CO6 3BG) Circular walk from West Bergholt through Great Horksley to Highwoods Country Park and return via Cymberline Meadows and Golf Course.. Lunch Orders for the Bricklayers taken at beginning. Cafe at Asda can be used or picnics can be had.10mile / 16.1km
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Roger Jones
Wednesday, 25th July
10am at
TM100331 / CO11 1QW
Meet Cattawade picnic site (grid ref TM 100 331, postcode CO11 1QW. Walk to Flatford Mill and Fen Bridge, back south of the river. The last I heard the Crown Cattawade does not provide food, so will investigate driving to East Bergholt or Manningtree after the walk5.6mile / 9km
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Peter A
Wednesday, 25th July
10am at
TM108319 / CO11 1AS
Figure of 8 walk around Manningtree. Meet at The Crown car park, Quay Street, Manningtree (pub car park with limited space - extra parking along The Walls) to pre-order lunch (grid ref TM 108 318, postcode CO11 1AH) for figure of 8 walk round Lawford and Manningtree. Morning via Stour estuary sea wall to Judas gap and return along part of Essex Way and Saint Mary’s church. Lunch at The Crown in Manningtree. Afternoon via Mistley Towers and return along another part of Essex Way.10.5mile / 16.9km
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Graeme & Sue
Friday, 27th July
6:45pm at
TM042340 / CO7 6JR
Meet Stratford St. Mary main road near the weir (grid ref TM 042 340 postcode CO7 6JR) for an evening stroll above the Stour Valley taking in part of the Stour Valley Path. Choice of pubs in the village for an optional drink afterwards.5mile / 8.1km
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John Watts
Saturday, 28th July
8:40am at
TM117318 / CO11 1HB
Walls with Tides 40. Meet Mistley Thorn bus stop B1352. (grid ref TM 117 318, post code CO11 1HE). Saunter the Walls. Through Manningtree to Lawford for return bus or social breakfast or both. Bus 103 departs Stanwell St. Ba 08.00. Explorer 184 covers the route. Return bus 103 or 1042.5mile / 4km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Sunday, 29th July
9am at
TM095323 / CO11 2LH
Meet Manningtree railway station car park (£3 fee) (grid TM 095 323 postcode CO11 2LH) to catch a train at about 09:30 to Harwich Town & walk back along the estuary. Lunch – picnic on banks of Stour followed by SHORT pub stop at The Strangers Home, just for drinks. Enjoy the coastal scenery and wildlife, stunning views of the Stour. Path follows part of the Essex Way. Early arrivals at Manningtree Station will have time to enjoy the buffet. Please note Start and train times are to be confirmed nearer the date.15mile / 24.1km
Moderate
Leader
John Watts

Wednesday, April 25, 2018