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Leisurely Thursday, 1st March 2018, Alresford, 6mile / 9.7km
A circular walk.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Alresford village hall car park in Ford Lane    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM067213    Latitude: 51.85243 , Longitude: 1.0006   Postcode: CO7 8AR
Difficulty:    Distance: 6mile / 9.7km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Margaret F and Eileen D   Telephone: 01206 251593, 07941 999723
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Moderate Thursday, 1st March 2018, Copdock, Ipswich, 11mile / 17.7km

A linear walk that is a mixture of urban and countryside, mostly the latter, which will include the first stage of the East Suffolk Line Railway Walk from Ipswich to Westerfield.

The walk will pass through Witnesham, with a lunch stop at Tuddenham St. Martin after 7¾ miles. Please bring a picnic lunch in order to save time; we have permission to eat our own lunch in the garden area of The Fountain  at Tuddenham provided a drink is purchased by everyone.

The walk will finish close to Ipswich Hospital to catch the park and ride service back to the start point.

Additional Notes:

IMPORTANT: As this is a linear walk, please allow sufficient time to be 'booted up' and ready to catch the 10:00am bus.

Linear Walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: At Ipswich, London Road (Copdock) Park and Ride car park. There are toilets available in the morning but they seem to be closed after the morning busy period. The cost per person of ticket is £1.50 with Bus Pass or £3 without a concession. Payment are made to driver on bus.IMPORTANT: Please allow sufficient time to be 'booted up' and ready to catch the 10.00am bus.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM124427    Latitude: 52.04242 , Longitude: 1.09645   Postcode: IP8 3TQ [151 metres N]
Finish Place:
   Grid Ref: TM124426    Latitude: 52.04111 , Longitude: 1.09703   Postcode: IP8 3TQ
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact Leader:    Name: Stuart and Susan Beachamp   Telephone: 01728 861201, 07985 944933
Last update: Thursday, 25th January 2018
Moderate Sunday, 4th March 2018, Elmstead Market, 10mile / 16.1km
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.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the free car park on the A133 in Elmstead Market    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM064243    Latitude: 51.87948 , Longitude: 0.9980422   Postcode: CO7 7DA
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Stephen Northrop   Telephone: 07902 948159
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Moderate Thursday, 8th March 2018, Nayland, 11.5mile / 18.5km

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.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Harpers Hill lay-by off the A134 at Nayland    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL966345    Latitude: 51.97461 , Longitude: 0.8616804   Postcode: CO6 4NT [5779884 metres N]
Difficulty:    Distance: 11.5mile / 18.5km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Paul and June Fieldsend   Telephone: 01255 677368, 07803 519517
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Moderate Sunday, 11th March 2018, Holbrook, 11mile / 17.7km
A circumnavigation of Alton Water Reservoir, with picnic lunch only.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the free car park The Street, Holbrook    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM168366    Latitude: 51.98595 , Longitude: 1.156645   Postcode: IP9 2PZ
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Paul and June Fieldsend   Telephone: 01255 677368, 07803 519517
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Leisurely Thursday, 15th March 2018, Cattawade, 6mile / 9.7km

A circular walk. Bring a drink for the break.

Additional Notes: Please note both short and long walks are starting from the same car park so there may be the need to find extra on-street parking in Cattawade Street.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: 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    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM100331    Latitude: 51.95715 , Longitude: 1.055629   Postcode: CO11 1QW
Difficulty:    Distance: 6mile / 9.7km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Michael May   Telephone: 01206 867863, 07736 414703
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Moderate Thursday, 15th March 2018, Cattawade, 11mile / 17.7km
A circular walk with picnic or pub lunch in East Bergholt.
Additional Notes: Please note both long and short walks are starting from the same car park so there may be the need to find extra on-street parking in Cattawade Street.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: 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    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM100331    Latitude: 51.95714 , Longitude: 1.055629   Postcode: CO11 1QW
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Sarah and Len Martin   Telephone: 01255 823298, 07933 025328
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Moderate Sunday, 18th March 2018, Stratford St. Mary, 8.5mile / 13.7km
A circular walk to Dedham for lunch, where food is available from pubs, Art Centre or bring a picnic.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the Gun Hill lay-by at Stratford, not parking please between the white marker posts    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM041332    Latitude: 51.96024 , Longitude: 0.9699474   Postcode: CO7 6HP [133 metres SE]
Difficulty:    Distance: 8.5mile / 13.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Pamela Bradley   Telephone: 01206 799256
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Leisurely Thursday, 22nd March 2018, Chappel, 5mile / 8km
A Margery Allingham circular walk.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Millennium car park by the viaduct in Chappel    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL895283    Latitude: 51.9214 , Longitude: 0.755025   Postcode: CO6 2DD
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Burt Thomas   Telephone: 01206 213427, 07951 250190
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Moderate Thursday, 22nd March 2018, Witnesham, 10mile / 16.1km
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.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the car park in The Street in Witnesham on the left just before the Barley Mow pub on the right    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM184502    Latitude: 52.10741 , Longitude: 1.188592   Postcode: IP6 9HJ
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Jeff Coe   Telephone: 01255 862098, 07752 377463
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Moderate Sunday, 25th March 2018, Bures, 10mile / 16.1km
A circular walk via Lamarsh, Twinstead and Great Henny with a picnic lunch
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Bures Village Hall car park    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL908339    Latitude: 51.97124 , Longitude: 0.7770119   Postcode: CO8 5BX
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Janet Penfold   Telephone: 01255 862098, 07752 377463
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017
Moderate Thursday, 29th March 2018, Elmstead Market, 12.5mile / 20.1km
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 miles
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the free car park on the A133 in Elmstead Market    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM064243    Latitude: 51.87948 , Longitude: 0.9980422   Postcode: CO7 7DA
Difficulty:    Distance: 12.5mile / 20.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Dave Cornell   Telephone: 01206 615695, 07901 821973
Last update: Wednesday, 15th November 2017