Colchester Ramblers

Walks Programme as table

DateStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Sunday, 20th January
10am at
TM038217 / CO7 9AB
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Phyllis Wallace
Wednesday, 23rd January
10am at
TL830484 / CO10 7FH
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.5.8mi / 9.3km
Leisurely
Leader
John Newland
Wednesday, 23rd January
10am at
TM177350 / IP9 2RJ
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Louise Beck
Sunday, 27th January
10am at
TL884513 / CO10 9BS
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Hugh Fisher
Wednesday, 30th January
10am at
TL945262 / CO3 9TG
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 09.30.4.5mi / 7.2km
Leisurely
Leader
John Allcock
Wednesday, 30th January
10am at
TL997331 / CO4 5TG
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Fran Corsar
Friday, 1st February
10:15am at
TM000261 / CO1 1XX
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.2mi / 3.2km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Sunday, 3rd February
9am at
TM042339 / CO7 6JS
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Janet Penfold
Wednesday, 6th February
10am at
TL967251 / CO3 4DA
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 walk5mi / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Janet Y
Wednesday, 6th February
10am at
TM188347 / IP9 1BU
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Louise Beck
Sunday, 10th February
10am at
TL943264 / CO3 9TL
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
John Watts
Wednesday, 13th February
10am at
TL891260 / CO6 1AZ
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!5mi / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Frances P
Wednesday, 13th February
10am at
TL785185 / CM8 1RH
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.8mi / 12.9km
Leisurely
Leader
David & Linda
Sunday, 17th February
10am at
TM042340 / CO7 6JR
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.9mi / 14.5km
Leisurely
Leader
Robert B
Tuesday, 19th February
10:45am at
TL882406 / CO10 0EH
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.2mi / 3.2km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Wednesday, 20th February
10am at
TM114320 / CO11 1ET
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.5mi / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Robert Miller
Wednesday, 20th February
10am at
TL856065 / CM9 5JX
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.9mi / 14.5km
Leisurely
Leader
John Seear
Sunday, 24th February
10am at
TL983224 / CO2 9PF
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.6.5mi / 10.5km
Leisurely
Leader
Linda Shorter
Wednesday, 27th February
10am at
TL883196 / CO5 9EE
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.6mi / 9.7km
Leisurely
Leader
John Allcock
Wednesday, 27th February
10am at
TL963178 / CO2 0EU
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Louise Beck
Friday, 1st March
10:30am at
TL941257 / CO6 3HQ
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.2mi / 3.2km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Sunday, 3rd March
10am at
TM234203 /
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Regina
Wednesday, 6th March
10am at
TM119173 / CO16 8HN
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.5mi / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Janet Y
Wednesday, 6th March
10am at
TL962403 / CO10 5JS
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Janet Penfold
Sunday, 10th March
10am at
TL890393 / CO10 0NL
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.12mi / 19.3km
Leisurely
Leader
Roger Jones
Wednesday, 13th March
10am at
TL850226 / CO6 1TU
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.6mi / 9.7km
Leisurely
Leader
Peter A
Wednesday, 13th March
10am at
TM167315 / CO11 2TD
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.16mi / 25.8km
Leisurely
Leader
Louise Beck
Sunday, 17th March
10am at
TM032236 / CO7 9HU
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.6mi / 9.7km
Leisurely
Leader
Margaret Smith
Tuesday, 19th March
10:50am at
TL809305 / CO9 1LF
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.1.9mi / 3.1km
Easy
Leader
Derek
Wednesday, 20th March
10am at
TL960321 / CO6 4DH
Meet at The Beehive pub Little Horkesley (grid ref TL 960 321, postcode CO6 4DH) for a pretty walk in the surrounding countryside.5mi / 8.1km
Leisurely
Leader
Anthea
Wednesday, 20th March
10am at
TL865462 / CO10 9DX
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.10.5mi / 16.9km
Leisurely
Leader
Robert B
Wednesday, 27th March
10am at
TL849129 / CM8 3LD
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.5.2mi / 8.4km
Leisurely
Leader
John Allcock
Wednesday, 27th March
10am at
TM109318 / CO11 1HR
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.9mi / 14.5km
Leisurely
Leader
Kathy
Sunday, 31st March
9am at
TM027425 / IP7 5BB
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.10mi / 16.1km
Leisurely
Leader
John Watts

Thursday, January 17, 2019