Welcome to Tendring Ramblers
Round Two 30/9/2016
East Anglia level crossing proposals
Please see this latest guidance that has been added to this web site and act upon it. Thank you.
See attached notice. The next round of exhibitions of Network Rail’s preferred options for level crossing changes in the Colchester area are to be held at:
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, off High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH on Friday 30th September from 2pm – 7pm.
If travelling in by car, it is necessary to use a public car park. Sonia advises that the best way to make the meeting is to use Wivenhoe as a park and ride by driving to Wivenhoe and catching the 62 or 87 bus from Co-op every few minutes to First Site.
It is understood that it will inform us of the diversion it is intended to use for each of the foot crossings. It is now the advice of Essex Area Ramblers that we should object to all of the diversions proposed by Network Rail.
Looking at the map – click here – it's exactly the same crossings as in the first round. It still includes the Sudbury branch with its hourly return service. The public response time has been reduced from 28 to 21 days, closing on 21st October. Please arrange to visit, if possible, and object to each closure proposal.
Welcome to the Tendring Ramblers website. The Tendring Group was formed in 1991 when it was decided to separate from the Colchester group. Tendring is in North East Essex. It extends from the River Stour and the Suffolk/Essex county border in the north, to the coast and the River Colne in the south, with the coast to the east and the town of Colchester to the west. Towns in the district include Frinton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze, Brightlingsea and Harwich. Large villages in the district include St Osyth and Great Bentley.
We try to cater for most walking abilities by offering regular weekly walking on Sundays and Thursdays. Walks are usually between seven and ten miles long with the occasional of eleven to fourteen miles. We also try to organise shorter half-day walks of a gentler pace on a Thursday of around five miles, depending on the availability of a leader. Most of our walking is in Tendring and the surrounding areas which include the Dedham Vale (Constable Country) and Suffolk. Occasional walks also take place to the north and west of Colchester, as well as in Suffolk.
Please note that dogs are not allowed on any walk, with the exception of registered assistance dogs. Assistance dogs under the Disability Equality Act (2010) are hearing dogs, guide dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs and seizure alert dogs.