Figure of 8 walk around Wivenhoe
Figure of eight walk - park in free Public CP in Wivenhoe (grid ref.TM 038 217, post code CO7, 9AZ). Longer walk in morning, through woodland walk, past gravel pits, Nature Reserve and the Creek. Afternoon round Nature Reserve and woodland stream walk. Lunch at Black Buoy Community PH, Wivenhoe.
Morning walk around Glemsford
Meet at the Village Hall in main street of Glemsford (grid ref TL 830 484, postcode CO10 7RH). Attractive walk with panoramic views of the Suffolk countryside.
Circular walk to Tattingstone
Meet at Lower Holbrook car park (grid ref TM 177 350, postcode IP9 2RJ) for a walk in Tattingstone. Lunch at Tattingstone White Horse, an old coaching Inn. All dietary requirements are catered for.
Circular walk to Hartest
Meet at the village hall Alpeton just off the A134 (grid red TL 884 513, post code CO10 9BT), for a circular walk to Hartest. The Crown will not let us eat sandwiches in their garden even if we buy a drink but there are open for food. Otherwise there is a nice village green just outside the pub.
Morning walk to West Bergholt
Meet at the Cricketers PH in Fordham Heath (grid ref TL 945 262, postcode CO3 9TL) for a morning walk across the Colne Valley to West Bergholt and back. Order food at the pub from 09.30.
Circular walk to Langham
Walk to Langham. Meet Boxted church car park (TL 997 331, post code CO4 5TG), for circular walk to Langham. Small fee for parking 50p per car which will be a donation to the church. Lunch at The Shepherd, Langham, meal to be ordered at start of walk.
Short walk to the Hythe
Meet Cowdrey Avenue bus-stop at Mason Road opp. Leisure World (grid ref TM 000 261, post code CO1 1BX), for a linear saunter to Haven Road at Hythe. Out bus No 4 Hythe bus 10.05 ex Head Street. In buses No 61, three an hour to town centre.
Circular walk to Dedham
Meet at Stratford St. Mary, near Bridge by the Weer, (grid ref TM 042 339, post code CO7 6JR) for a circular walk in the Dedham valley area, choice of lunch eating places in Dedham.
Morning walk around Lexden
Meet at the Lexden Crown, 235 Lexden Road, Colchester, (grid ref TL 967 251, postcode CO3 4DA) for a circular walk around Lexden, Hilly Fields and the Cymbeline meadows. Parking at the Lexden Crown or in the road outside. (Alternative parking at Lexden Park Church Lane CO3 3SZ ) Order food at the pub before the walk
Circular walk around Harkstead
Meet at the village of Harkstead (grid ref TM 188 347, postcode IP9 1BT) for a walk 10 mile walk in in this area situated along the estuary of the River Stour across from Holbrook bay. Lunch at the Baker Arms Inn.
Figure of 8 walk around Eight Ash Green
Meet free car park, Fordham Heath (grid TL 943 264 postcode CO3 9TL), other side of the green from the ‘Cricketers’ for a figure 8 walk. Lunch at The Cricketers. Don’t forget your boot bags.
Morning walk around Great Tey
Meet at Chequers Pub, The Street, Great Tey, Colchester CO6 1JS. Park at Recreation Ground off Chrismund Way, Gt. Tey (grid ref TL 891 260, post code CO6 1AZ). Order lunch at the pub. Morning walk out along the Essex Way, back via Witch Lane, Flories Lane, and maybe Cucumber Hall!
Morning walk around White Notley
Meet at the ‘Cross Keys’, White Notley (grid ref TL 785 185 postcode CM8 1RQ) for a circular walk in part of the Brain valley including a section of the Essex way to Fairstead. Lunch will be the warm up before going home! Order before starting the walk.
Circular walk to Dedham
Meet in Stratford St Mary on the main road near the weir. (grid ref TM 042 340, post code CO7 6JR) Walk via East Bergholt and Flatford to Dedham. Lunch by own arrangements, picnic, pub or tea room in Dedham. We can finish with a drink at one of the pubs in Stratford St Mary.
Short walk to Halstead
Bus-pass Assisted Saunter Meet Great Cornard B1508 bus stop (grid ref TL 882 406, post code CO10 0EH) for a Saunter to Sudbury for lunch. Out bus 754 Colchester 09.55 > Sudbury via Gt Cornard. In bus 84 13.25 Sudbury to Colchester.
Morning walk around Mistley
This is a circular walk starting from Mistley Towers (TM 114 320, postcode CO11 1HB), proceeding alongside the River Stour then up to St. Mary's church in Lawford then back through Manningtree. Parking is along the Walls in Mistley and lunch will be at the Crown in Manningtree.
Circular walk to Heybridge Basin
Meet outside Maldon museum in Maldon park, (grid ref TL 856 065, postcode CM9 5HX). Car parking in nearby roads or car park pay and display. Walk through town and along canal and river paths. Lunch at Heybridge Basin. Choice of 2 pubs or tea room or picnic. Then walk back to Maldon.
Circular walk to Layer de la Haye
Meet at Costcutter Homefield Road (grid ref TL 983 224, post code CO2 9PF) for a morning only walk out through Friday Woods to Layer de la Haye and back via Olivers and Gosbecks. Quick detour to Audley Chapel on way out to Friday Woods.
Circular walk to Kelvedon
Meet at Prested Hall in Feering (grid ref TL 883 196, postcode CO5 9EE) for a morning only walk enjoying the beauty of the Essex countryside with a “dash” of the urban crossing over both the A12 and under the East Coast rail line. Order food at the Health Club (not the hotel) from 09.30. Please note they can only sit 20 people for lunch and NO more. Those bringing sandwiches are able to come inside to have a drink having already eaten their food outside.
Figure of 8 walk around Abberton
Meet at Abberton Reservoir visitor centre (grid ref TL 963 178, postcode CO2 0EU) for a walk around the reserve. Lunch at the Visitor Centre.
Short walk to Lexden Heath
Meet Jubilee Meadow A1124 bus-stop in Eight Ash Green (grid ref TL 941 257, postcode CO6 3QJ) for a linear saunter to Lexden Heath. Out bus 88 Halstead 10.09 ex Colchester. In buses 65, 70. 71, to Head Street.
Circular walk to Great Holland and Kirby Le Soken
Park at Frinton Railway Station or nearby, (grid ref. TM 234 203, post code CO13 9LH) for a circular walk around Great Holland and Kirby Le Soken. Choice of two pubs or bring lunch.
Morning walk around St. Osyth
Meet at Martins Farm Country Park on the B1027 between Thorington and St Osyth (grid ref TM 119 173, postcode CO16 8HN) for a circular walk around St Osyth. Bring a picnic or lunch in St Osyth at the Kings Arms or other venues.
Circular walk to Mill Green
Meet in village of Boxford (grid ref TL 962 403, postcode CO10 5JS). Park where possible (street parking). Walk starts from the church. Circular walk via Wicker Street Green and Groton. Lunch stop at The White Horse, Mill Green or bring picnic.
Circular walk to Lamarsh
Meet at Blackhouse Lane, Great Cornard after football club and at allotments (grid ref TL 890 393, post code CO10 0NL). A circular walk through Henny Street, Great Henny, Twinstead, Lamarsh, Alphamstone to Lamarsh Lion for lunch. Return via Lamarsh and Little Cornard to cars. Lunch orders taken at start.
Morning walk around Coggeshall
Meet outside Chapel Inn, Market Hill, Coggeshall (grid ref TL 850 226, post code CO6 1TS). Street park or use free car park behind the Market Hill. (grid ref TL 849 226). Walking mainly to the South West of the village. It should be possible to phone an order through to the Chapel in at coffee time. Note - Possible reduction to 5.2 miles 8.4 km.
Circular Walk to Ramsey
Meet at Wrabness visitor centre (grid ref TM 167 315, nearest postcode CO11 2TD) for a walk along the coast of the River Stour. This walk will include the Stour Estuary Nature Reserve and Copperas Wood. Lunch will be in Ramsey at the Castle Inn.
Morning walk around Wivenhoe
Meet Car Park A Boundary Road (Wivenhoe End) University of Essex (grid ref TM 032 236, postcode CO7 9HU). Morning Walk through local countryside, with river views.
Short walk in Halstead
Bus pass Assisted saunter. Meet Halstead Trinity Street bus stop A131 (grid ref TL 809 305, post code CO9 1JQ). Saunter in Halstead Park to Weavers’ Court. Second bus to Braintree for lunch. Out buses: 88 Colchester 09.40 to Halstead, then 89 bus 11.00 Weavers’ Court to Braintree for lunch. In bus 70 Chelmsford-Braintree-Colchester.
Morning walk around Little Horkesley
Meet at The Beehive pub Little Horkesley (grid ref TL 960 321, postcode CO6 4DH) for a pretty walk in the surrounding countryside.
Figure of 8 walk around Long Melford
Meet at the car park opposite Melford Hall, (grid ref TL 865 462, post code CO10 9DZ) for a figure of eight walk. Morning walk towards Glemsford, afternoon towards Foxearth. Lunch by own arrangements at Garden Centre or pub, Hare etc.
Morning walk around Braxted
Meet at the Green Man PH in Little Braxted (grid ref TL 849 129, postcode CM8 3LB) for a short circular walk via Blue Bell Wood. Car park at pub fairly tight so car sharing would be best. Order food from 09.30 – toilets available then.
Figure of 8 walk around Manningtree
Meet Kiln Lane car park, Manningtree (grid ref TM 109 318, postcode CO11 1HR) or park by the Walls. Fig of 8 walk using part if the Stour Valley Path and the Essex Way, with fine estuary views. Lunch at the Crown, order food at start.
Figure of 8 walk around Hadleigh
Meet Magdalen Street Car Park, Hadleigh (grid TM 027 425 postcode IP7 5BB) for a figure-of-8 in the surrounding hills. Choice of pubs in Hadleigh for lunch.