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DateStartTitleDistanceGradeContact
Thursday, 23rd November
10am at at the thatched toilets (closed) on Frinton sea front by the Golf Club
TM234189 / CO13 9EP
A walk to the backwaters at Kirby le Soken. Lunch is at the Red Lion or bring a picnic to eat in the church grounds.11mile / 17.7kmModerate
Contact
Paul and June Fieldsend
01255 677368
07803 519517
Sunday, 26th November
10am at at the free car park in East Bergholt next to the Red Lion
TM069346 / CO7 6TB
A leisurely walk to Flatford where the RSPB Wildlife Garden is open for Green Xmas Event and also Valley Farm will be open to the public. The coffee stop will be at the Bridge Café or bring your own.5mile / 8.1kmLeisurely
Leader
Margaret Furnell
01206 251593
07941 999273
Thursday, 30th November
10am at at the Lemons Hill Bridge North car park, Tattingstone
TM137377 / IP9 2NH
A circular walk via Holbrook and Stutton. Lunch is at the Kings Head, Stutton or bring a picnic.10.5mile / 16.9kmModerate
Contact
Paul and June Fieldsend
01255 677368
07803 519517
Sunday, 3rd December
10am at at Wivenhoe Woods car park which is at the end of Rosabelle Avenue, Wivenhoe
TM035223 / CO7 9PA
A circular walk via Alresford. Picnic lunch only.10.5mile / 16.9kmModerate
Contact
John and Stephanie Belcher
01206 825626
07784 576908
Thursday, 7th December
9:30am at in the Haywain pub car park by 9:30am for mulled wine and mince pies. Anyone booked for the meal not wishing to walk, please be at the Haywain by 13:15 as the meal is booked for 13:30.
TM103279 / CO11 2PL
After mulled wine and mince pies from 09:30am, there is a pre-Christmas lunch circular walk including a coffee stop. For anyone booked for the meal and not wishing to walk, please be at the Haywain by 13:15 as the meal is booked for 13:30.6.5mile / 10.5kmLeisurely
Contact
Jeff Coe
01255 862098
07752 377463
Sunday, 10th December
10am at at Lawford Church car park
TM088315 / CO11 2JX
A circular walk with picnic lunch which is intended to finish in time to attend the Hikers’ Carol Service at 15.00.10mile / 16.1kmModerate
Contact
Margaret Baldry
01206 619084
07814 406140
Thursday, 14th December
10am at at the free car park in East Bergholt next to the Red Lion
TM069346 / CO7 6TB
A pleasant circular walk through rolling countryside with lunch at Dedham. As it is the week before Christmas pubs and cafes may be very busy and possibly best to bring a picnic lunch.9mile / 14.5kmModerate
Contact
Heather Blackwood
01206 530592
Sunday, 17th December
10am at at Stoneham Street car park, Coggeshall
TL849226 / CO6 1UX
A circular walk to Marks Hall via the Blackwater River, Grange Barn, Abbey Mill and Coggeshall Town. Short lunch stop at Marks Hall where there are toilets, cafe and a picnic area.9mile / 14.5kmModerate
Contact
Brian Earley
01206 212936
07467 077319
Thursday, 21st December
10am at at the free car park in East Bergholt next to the Red Lion
TM069346 / CO7 6TB
A circular walk along the Stour Valley through Dedham and Brantham. Please bring a picnic lunch as there is no available pub.10mile / 16.1kmModerate
Contact
Ronnie Hannan
01206 530903
07719 816556
Tuesday, 26th December
10am at by parking either on the street or in the village hall car park opposite the Whalebone pub.
TM029203 / CO5 7BQ
A morning walk with views of the River Colne4.5mile / 7.2kmLeisurely
Contact
Pamela Bradley
01206 799256
Thursday, 28th December
10am at by parking on the seafront close to Frinton Golf Course
TM235190 / CO13 9EL
A Twixmas stroll over to Great Holland.5mile / 8kmLeisurely
Contact
Stephen Northrop
07902 948159
Sunday, 31st December
10am at at Alresford village hall car park in Ford Lane
TM067213 / CO7 8AR
A walk to Wivenhoe for lunch. Quayside pubs will probably be able to provide food and drinks or bring a picnic if preferred.8.5mile / 13.7kmModerate
Contact
Pamela Bradley
01206 799256
Thursday, 4th January
10am at at the Lemons Hill Bridge North car park, Tattingstone
TM137377 / IP9 2NH
A different circular walk heading out to Belstead and visiting The Case is Altered in Bentley for lunch after eight miles. The Case does not allow own food to be eaten in its garden.11mile / 17.7kmModerate
Contact
Jeff Coe
01255 862098
07752 377463
Sunday, 7th January
10am at at the picnic site car park in Cattawade. From Manningtree Station take A137 Ipswich, at first roundabout take the first exit to East Bergholt, with the picnic site signed approximately 100 yards on the left.
TM100331 / CO11 1QW
A circular walk; bring a drink for the break.5mile / 8kmLeisurely
Contact
Michael May
01206 867863
07736 414703
Thursday, 11th January
10am at at Langham Community Centre
TM022317 / CO4 5QL
A circular walk; bring a drink for the break.5mile / 8kmLeisurely
Contact
Michael May
01206 867863
07736 414703
Thursday, 11th January
10am at at the Lemons Hill Bridge North car park, Tattingstone
TM137377 / IP9 2NH
A circular walk via Holbrook. Lunch is at the Kings Head, Stutton or bring a picnic.10mile / 16.1kmModerate
Contact
Paul and June Fieldsend
01255 677368
07803 519517
Thursday, 18th January
10am at at King George playing field/village hall car park Cage Lane, Boxted
TM006323 / CO4 5RE
A circular walk.5mile / 8kmLeisurely
Contact
Burt Thomas
01206 213427
07951 250190
Thursday, 18th January
10am at at the Millennium car park by the viaduct in Chappel
TL895283 / CO6 2DD
A circular walk towards West Bergholt. Picnic lunch only.11mile / 17.7kmModerate
Contact
John and Stephanie Belcher
01206 825626
07784 576908
Sunday, 21st January
10am at at RSPB car park Stour Wood, Wrabness
TM190310 / CO12 5ND
A circular walk to Little Oakley. Picnic lunch.11mile / 17.7kmModerate
Contact
Maggie and Terry
01255 763964
07890 000468
Thursday, 25th January
10am at at Lawford Church car park
TM088315 / CO11 2JX
A circular walk with a coffee stop at Ardleigh and then on to Dedham for lunch, where the usual range of eating and drinking establishments are available as an alternative to a winter picnic lunch.10.5mile / 16.9kmModerate
Contact
Dave Cornell
01206 615695
07901 821973
Thursday, 1st February
10am at at the Wivenhoe car park, off the High Street
TM039217 / CO7 9DZ
A circular walk.5mile / 8kmLeisurely
Contact
Margaret F and Eileen D
01206 251593
07941 999723
Thursday, 1st February
10am at at the lay-by containing the kebab hut by the White Bridge, Cattawade
TM101330 / CO11 1RE
A circular walk taking in the River Stour estuary and the leader’s favourite pub in Manningtree, where it is possible to eat one’s own packed lunch or take away when purchasing a drink. The afternoon return is via Mistley.10mile / 16.1kmModerate
Contact
Stephen Northrop
07902 948159
Sunday, 4th February
10am at at car park by West End Lane recycling centre in Dovercourt
TM246301 / CO12 3FA
A circular walk via Little Oakley and Ramsey. Picnic lunch only.10mile / 16.1kmModerate
Contact
John and Stephanie Belcher
01206 825626
07784 576908
Thursday, 8th February
10am at at the junction of Wilsons Lane and Mandeville Road, Marks Tey with on-street parking in Godmans Lane, Wilsons Lane and Mandeville Road
TL900231 / CO6 1HP
A circular walk around Great Tey.5.8mile / 9.3kmLeisurely
Contact
Burt Thomas
01206 213427
07951 250190
Thursday, 8th February
10am at at the Recreation Ground behind the church in Stoke by Nayland
TL986364 / CO6 4QZ
A circular walk out along the Box Valley towards Thorrington Street and later pick up of the Essex Way for picnic or pub lunch at Nayland.11mile / 17.7kmModerate
Contact
Heather Blackwood
01206 530592
Sunday, 11th February
10am at at Mill Lane car park in Dedham currently at £2 for 4 hours or street parking is available
TM058334 / CO7 6DH
A circular walk through an AONB through the meadows to Flatford Mill then riverside to Dedham. Bring a drink for a coffee stop.7mile / 11.3kmModerate
Contact
Fran and June
01787 310283
07983 768643
Thursday, 15th February
10am at at the recreation ground off Chrismund Way, Great Tey
TL891260 / CO6 1AZ
A circular walk to Fordham Heath with food and drink available from The Cricketers pub or bring a picnic.11mile / 17.7kmModerate
Contact
Brian Earley
01206 212936
07467 077319
Sunday, 18th February
10am at at Tendring village hall car park
TM144242 / CO16 0BL
A lovely walk through open countryside to Bradfield and return. Picnic lunch at recreation ground or church.12mile / 19.3kmModerate
Contact
Maggie and Terry
01255 763964
07890 000468
Thursday, 22nd February
10am at at The Ship Inn in Kirby, with street parking nearby
TM224219 / CO13 0DT
A snowdrop walk.5mile / 8kmLeisurely
Contact
Margaret F and Eileen D
01206 251593
07941 999723
Thursday, 22nd February
10am at at the Fordham Heath car park
TL943264 / CO3 9TL
A circular walk via Fordham. Picnic lunch only.9.5mile / 15.3kmModerate
Contact
John and Stephanie Belcher
01206 825626
07784 576908
Thursday, 1st March
10am at at Alresford village hall car park in Ford Lane
TM067213 / CO7 8AR
A circular walk.6mile / 9.7kmLeisurely
Contact
Margaret F and Eileen D
01206 251593
07941 999723
Sunday, 4th March
10am at at the free car park on the A133 in Elmstead Market
TM064243 / CO7 7DA
A circular walk to Wivenhoe where there is a choice of pubs, fish and chip shop, cafes or ferry shelter to eat your picnic lunch.10mile / 16.1kmModerate
Contact
Stephen Northrop
07902 948159
Thursday, 8th March
10am at at Harpers Hill lay-by off the A134 at Nayland
TL966345 / CO6 4NT
A circular walk to Bures along the Stour Valley Path with a lunch stop at Bures at the Eight Bells or bring a picnic. The return is along the St. Edmund’s Path.11.5mile / 18.5kmModerate
Contact
Paul and June Fieldsend
01255 677368
07803 519517
Sunday, 11th March
10am at at the free car park The Street, Holbrook
TM168366 / IP9 2PZ
A circumnavigation of Alton Water Reservoir, with picnic lunch only.11mile / 17.7kmModerate
Contact
Paul and June Fieldsend
01255 677368
07803 519517
Thursday, 15th March
10am at at the picnic site car park in Cattawade. Alternatively, from Colchester, take the A12 to the Hadleigh/East Bergholt exit, take the B1070 on through East Bergholt and head for Brantham and the picnic site is signed approximately 100 yards on the right at Cattawade just before the B1070 roundabout with the A137
TM100331 / CO11 1QW
A circular walk. Bring a drink for the break.6mile / 9.7kmLeisurely
Contact
Michael May
01206 867863
07736 414703
Thursday, 15th March
10am at at the picnic site car park in Cattawade. From Manningtree Station take A137 Ipswich, at first roundabout take the first exit to East Bergholt and the picnic site is signed approximately 100 yards on the left
TM100331 / CO11 1QW
A circular walk with picnic or pub lunch in East Bergholt.11mile / 17.7kmModerate
Contact
Sarah and Len Martin
01255 823298
07933 025328
Sunday, 18th March
10am at at the Gun Hill lay-by at Stratford, not parking please between the white marker posts
TM041332 / CO7 6HP
A circular walk to Dedham for lunch, where food is available from pubs, Art Centre or bring a picnic.8.5mile / 13.7kmModerate
Contact
Pamela Bradley
01206 799256
Thursday, 22nd March
10am at at Millennium car park by the viaduct in Chappel
TL895283 / CO6 2DD
A Margery Allingham circular walk.5mile / 8kmLeisurely
Contact
Burt Thomas
01206 213427
07951 250190
Thursday, 22nd March
10am at at the car park in The Street in Witnesham on the left just before the Barley Mow pub on the right
TM184502 / IP6 9HJ
A circular walk to Grundesburgh for a picturesque coffee stop, then on to Playford, followed by a picnic lunch on a hill with views and returning along the Fynn Valley.10mile / 16.1kmModerate
Contact
Jeff Coe
01255 862098
07752 377463
Sunday, 25th March
10am at at Bures Village Hall car park
TL908339 / CO8 5BX
A circular walk via Lamarsh, Twinstead and Great Henny with a picnic lunch10mile / 16.1kmModerate
Contact
Janet Penfold
01255 862098
07752 377463
Thursday, 29th March
10am at at the free car park on the A133 in Elmstead Market
TM064243 / CO7 7DA
An 8 mile morning walk via Thorrington and then along Alresford Creek and the River Colne to Wivenhoe where various pubs, café and chip shop are available. The afternoon return leg is 4.5 miles12.5mile / 20.1kmModerate
Contact
Dave Cornell
01206 615695
07901 821973