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.
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.
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.
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.