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Leisurely Thursday, 16th August 2018, Great Bromley, 5mile / 8km
A walk via Elmstead Market.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Great Bromley church car park    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM083262    Latitude: 51.89583 , Longitude: 1.026752   Postcode: CO7 7TY
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Margaret Furnell   Telephone: 01206 251593, 07941 999273
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 16th August 2018, Bulmer, 11mile / 17.7km
A circular walk to Sudbury, with lunch at Wagon & Horses (sandwiches and fries £6.95) or picnic in the park.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Bulmer Village Hall car park    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL843399    Latitude: 52.02732 , Longitude: 0.6857228   Postcode: CO10 7EL [171 metres SW]
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Fran and June   Telephone: 01787 310283, 07983 768643
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Sunday, 19th August 2018, Stratford St. Mary, 8mile / 12.9km
A circular walk to Boxted Church. Please bring a picnic lunch.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the Gun Hill lay-by in Stratford St. Mary, not parking between the white marker posts    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM041333    Latitude: 51.96114 , Longitude: 0.9700068   Postcode: CO7 6HP [112 metres E]
Difficulty:    Distance: 8mile / 12.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Pamela Bradley   Telephone: 01206 799256
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 23rd August 2018, Wivenhoe, 5mile / 8km

A circular walk towards Alresford and back alongside the river Colne.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the Wivenhoe car park    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM039217    Latitude: 51.85705 , Longitude: 0.9602389   Postcode: CO7 9DZ
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Graham Orme   Telephone: 07474 811261
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 23rd August 2018, Chelmondiston, 10.6mile / 17.1km
A walk taking in part of the Stour and Orwell Walk with lunch after seven miles at Pin Mill.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the free car park behind the Red Lion in Chelmondiston. Please car share where possible as parking spaces are limited.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM204371    Latitude: 51.98903 , Longitude: 1.209306   Postcode: IP9 1DZ
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.6mile / 17.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Ronnie Hannan   Telephone: 01206 530903, 07719 816556
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 30th August 2018, Great Tey, 10mile / 16.1km
A circular walk to Coggeshall for lunch either a picnic at St. Peter’s Church or food and refreshments at the nearby Woolpack
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the playing field car park at Great Tey, approached via Greenfield Drive and Chrismund Way, next to the Primary School    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL891260    Latitude: 51.90088 , Longitude: 0.7479537   Postcode: CO6 1AZ
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Brian Earley   Telephone: 01206 212936, 07467 077319
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 6th September 2018, Mistley Towers, 5mile / 8km
A circular walk.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at The Walls, Mistley    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM115320    Latitude: 51.9467 , Longitude: 1.07675   Postcode: CO11 1ET
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Margaret Furnell   Telephone: 01206 251593, 07941 999273
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 6th September 2018, Ipswich, 12mile / 19.3km
A walk to Chelmondiston, with a picnic or Ramblers’ lunch at the Red Lion. A half day is possible as there is a bus back to Ipswich @1.00pm.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: in Bourne Hill, Ipswich, with on street parking    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM161417    Latitude: 52.03201 , Longitude: 1.149683   Postcode: IP2 8NQ [124 metres NE]
Difficulty:    Distance: 12mile / 19.3km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Barry Trevelyan   Telephone: 01473 683697, 07749 531997
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Sunday, 9th September 2018, Stoke by Nayland, 10.5mile / 16.9km

A circular walk via Boxted and Nayland, with a picnic lunch and time for a drink at The Anchor if required.

Additional Notes: Please note the 11am starting time
Circular walk
Start time 11am
Start Place: noting the start time, park at Stoke by Nayland Recreation ground car park    Time: 11am
   Grid Ref: TL986364    Latitude: 51.99096 , Longitude: 0.8918585   Postcode: CO6 4QX [128 metres E]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.5mile / 16.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Heather Blackwood   Telephone: 01206 530592
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 13th September 2018, Alton Water, 5mile / 8.1km

A walk inland and along the reservoir path.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the small car park down by the water which is at the end of the dead-end lane that runs off Coxhall Lane.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM149368    Latitude: 51.98849 , Longitude: 1.129145   Postcode: IP9 2NS [216 metres SW]
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8.1km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact Leader:    Name: Dee Rampling Lee   Telephone: 01206 251165
Last update: Saturday, 11th August 2018
Moderate Thursday, 13th September 2018, Nacton, 11.5mile / 18.5km

A walk along the northern bank of the River Orwell to the Hand in Hand, Trimley St. Martin for lunch. Picnics in garden are allowed providing a drink is purchased and a reasonable number purchase a pub lunch. The return leg is via Levington

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Nacton Country Park car park in Shore Lane via Church Road. Caution: post code is not accurate.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM220391    Latitude: 52.00634 , Longitude: 1.233863   Postcode: IP10 0ES [365 metres S]
Difficulty:    Distance: 11.5mile / 18.5km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Jeff Coe   Telephone: 01255 862098, 07752 377463
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Sunday, 16th September 2018, Stratford St. Mary, 10.5mile / 16.9km
An undulating circular walk to Gt. Wenham, returning via Holton St. Mary.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: park in The Street near the footbridge by the weir    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM042339    Latitude: 51.96648 , Longitude: 0.9718167   Postcode: CO7 6JS
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.5mile / 16.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Maggie and Terry   Telephone: 01255 763964 , 07890 000468
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 20th September 2018, Little Oakley, 5mile / 8km
A short walk via Ramsey. Bring refreshments for a mid-walk break.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Oak Ridge, Little Oakley    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM218293    Latitude: 51.91845 , Longitude: 1.22463   Postcode: CO12 5LL
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Michael May   Telephone: 01206 867863, 07736 414703
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 20th September 2018, Wrabness, 10mile / 16.1km
A linear walk to Manningtree rail station. The lunch stop is in Manningtree at the Red Lion where picnics or take-aways can be eaten if a drink is purchased. Cutlery and plates are provided if needed. Return is by train at 3pm to Wrabness followed by a walk of about one mile to the car park.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the RSPB car park, Stour Woods, Wrabness    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM190310    Latitude: 51.93482 , Longitude: 1.185063   Postcode: CO12 5ND [128 metres W]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Jeff Coe   Telephone: 01255 862098, 07752 377463
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 27th September 2018, Chalkney Wood, 10mile / 16.1km

A circular walk with lunch available at The Chequers in Great Tey.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the Chalkney Wood car park,near Earls Colne. The Forestry Commission car park is situated some 200 metres up a narrow track that heads up off the Tey Road for which, at the time of planning, there is no longer a public footpath sign post pointing up the track. The GR gives a postcode of CO6 2PR but this is insufficiently precise so a more accurate one is shown below.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL872279    Latitude: 51.91858 , Longitude: 0.7214021   Postcode: CO6 2LQ [514 metres SW]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Dave Cornell   Telephone: 01206 615695, 07901 821973
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Sunday, 30th September 2018, Stutton, 8mile / 12.9km
A figure of eight walk along the River Stour in the morning and out towards Tattingstone in the afternoon. Bring a picnic for lunch, with the possibility of a drink at the Gardeners Arms.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Stutton Community Centre, parking on the right hand side    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM144347    Latitude: 51.96983 , Longitude: 1.120563   Postcode: IP9 2TA
Difficulty:    Distance: 8mile / 12.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Jean Ward   Telephone: 01206 392740
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 4th October 2018, Great Oakley, 4.8mile / 7.7km

A circular walk around Great Oakley.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the War Memorial in Great Oakley    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM194275    Latitude: 51.90324 , Longitude: 1.188643   Postcode: CO12 5AS
Difficulty:    Distance: 4.8mile / 7.7km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Derek Parrott   Telephone: 01255 850286, 07941 399605
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 4th October 2018, Clare, 10.5mile / 16.9km
A circular walk to Cavendish for lunch, where there are several pubs, tea rooms and picnic places.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: park in pay & display car park in Clare Country Park, charge believed to be £2.00 per day    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL771451    Latitude: 52.07637 , Longitude: 0.5835851   Postcode: CO10 8NW [177 metres E]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.5mile / 16.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: John and Stephanie Belcher   Telephone: 01206 825626, 07784 576908
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 11th October 2018, Earls Colne, 4.5mile / 7.2km

A circular walk; bring a drink for a mid walk break.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the Queens Road car park behind the Co-op. Car sharing would be useful as only a small car park.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL857290    Latitude: 51.92896 , Longitude: 0.7002099   Postcode: CO6 2QZ
Difficulty:    Distance: 4.5mile / 7.2km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Burt Thomas   Telephone: 01206 213427, 07951 250190
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 11th October 2018, Ipswich, 11mile / 17.7km
After departing on the 10:00am bus, walkers will alight near the Council Offices and follow the first section of The East Suffolk Line walk along the waterfront, through Christchurch Park and on to Westerfield. The walk will finish at the P&R bus stop for Ipswich Hospital to take the bus back to the start point. The Fountain at Tuddenham has agreed to permit pinic lunches in their garden area if drinks are purchased.
Additional Notes: Please be parked and ready to catch the 10:00 bus departure. Please check website nearer date for any alterations.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: park and meet at the Ipswich Park & Ride London Road Terminus, adjacent to Tescos store at Copdock junction of A12/A14. Please be parked and ready to catch the 10:00 bus departure. At time of planning P&R cost was £1.50 with a bus pass or £3.00 without.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM124426    Latitude: 52.04152 , Longitude: 1.096388   Postcode: IP8 3TQ
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Stuart and Susan Beachamp   Telephone: 01728 861201, 07985 944933
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Sunday, 14th October 2018, Tendring, 10mile / 16.1km
A circular walk to Great Oakley. Picnic lunch with an opportunity to have a drink at The Maybush.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Tendring Village Hall car park.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM143242    Latitude: 51.8756 , Longitude: 1.112577   Postcode: CO16 0BP [124 metres SE]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Stephen Northrop   Telephone: 07902 948159
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 18th October 2018, Alresford, 4.8mile / 7.7km
A circular walk
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the ruined church in Ford Lane, Alresford    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM065207    Latitude: 51.84712 , Longitude: 0.9973422   Postcode: CO7 8AX [282 metres SW]
Difficulty:    Distance: 4.8mile / 7.7km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Dee Rampling Lee   Telephone: 01206 251165
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 18th October 2018, Leavenheath, 9.5mile / 15.3km
A circular walk via Nayland. Lunch is at the Anchor in Nayland or bring a picnic.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Leavenheath Village Hall car park    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL948364    Latitude: 51.99231 , Longitude: 0.8365868   Postcode: CO6 4UU
Difficulty:    Distance: 9.5mile / 15.3km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Heather & Keith   Telephone: 01206 530592
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 25th October 2018, Long Melford, 11mile / 17.7km
A walk via the valley path to Sudbury, Chiltern Church and Chiltern Hall (moated), then on to White Horse at Great Waldingfield where basket meals are available. Return via airfield and Newmans Green. Walk has lots of hard surface walking but is scenic at times.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Melford picnic site off Borley Road, Rodbridge    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL857437    Latitude: 52.06098 , Longitude: 0.7081682   Postcode: CO10 9HH [160 metres SW]
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Fran and June   Telephone: 01787 310283, 07983 768643
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Sunday, 28th October 2018, Bures, 10mile / 16.1km
An autumnal circular walk in the Stour Valley via Wormingford and Little Horksley. 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: 01787 227929
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 1st November 2018, Cattawade, 5mile / 8km
A walk to Flatford. Bring refreshments for a mid-walk break.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at picnic site car park off the B1070    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM100331    Latitude: 51.95714 , Longitude: 1.055629   Postcode: CO11 1QW
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Michael May   Telephone: 01206 867863, 07736 414703
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 1st November 2018, Boxford, 11mile / 17.7km
A circular walk to Kersey with lunch at The Bell Inn or bring a picnic.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: park and meet on School Hill, Boxford    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL962403    Latitude: 52.02683 , Longitude: 0.8591831   Postcode: CO10 5JS
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Jeff Coe   Telephone: 01255 862098, 07752 377463
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Sunday, 4th November 2018, Manningtree, 9mile / 14.5km

A circular walk to Flatford for a picnic Lunch.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: park and meet in Colchester Road car park which is on the left-hand side, after Riverview and before the railway    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM103316    Latitude: 51.94356 , Longitude: 1.059072   Postcode: CO11 2BE
Difficulty:    Distance: 9mile / 14.5km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Maggie and Terry   Telephone: 01255 763964 , 07890 000468
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 8th November 2018, Wrabness, 10mile / 16.1km

A circular walk to Great Oakley. Picnic lunch with opportunity to get a drink at the community owned pub, The Maybush, with no current food options.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the RSPB car park, Stour Woods, Wrabness    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM190310    Latitude: 51.93482 , Longitude: 1.185063   Postcode: CO12 5ND [128 metres W]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Stephen Northrop   Telephone: 07902 948159
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Sunday, 11th November 2018, Kelvedon, 11mile / 17.7km
A countryside walk to Coggeshall where there is a choice of places for food and drink or bring a picnic.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the car park behind the Conservative Club currently free on a Sunday    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL862188    Latitude: 51.83719 , Longitude: 0.7019722   Postcode: CO5 9AA
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Brian Earley   Telephone: 01206 212936, 07467 077319
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 15th November 2018, Alresford, 6mile / 9.7km

A circular walk

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Alresford village hall car park    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM068212    Latitude: 51.8515 , Longitude: 1.00199   Postcode: CO7 8AT
Difficulty:    Distance: 6mile / 9.7km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Margaret F and Eileen D   Telephone: 01206 251593, 07941 999723
Last update: Sunday, 8th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 15th November 2018, Shotley Gate, 10.5mile / 16.9km
The morning walk is along the bank of the River Orwell to Chelmondiston with lunch at the Red Lion or a picnic nearby. After lunch the walk crosses the peninsula and returns along the bank of the River Stour.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: on the seafront outside the Bristol Arms, where street parking is available or on Bristol Hill by the toilets.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM246335    Latitude: 51.95503 , Longitude: 1.268016   Postcode: IP9 1PY [114 metres SW]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.5mile / 16.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Paul and June Fieldsend   Telephone: 01255 677368, 07803 519517
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Sunday, 18th November 2018, Lavenham, 11mile / 17.7km

A circular walk to Long Melford via Bridge Street. Picnic lunch with time for a quick drink in the local pub or garden centre.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the free car park at Lavenham adjacent to The Cock Inn.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL914489    Latitude: 52.10574 , Longitude: 0.7941267   Postcode: CO10 9SA
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Fran Corsar   Telephone: 01787 310283, 07983 768643
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 22nd November 2018, Wivenhoe, 10.5mile / 16.9km
A circular walk via Alresford which is picnic lunch only
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Wivenhoe Woods car park at the end of Rosabelle Avenue, Wivenhoe    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM035223    Latitude: 51.86259 , Longitude: 0.9547919   Postcode: CO7 9PA
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.5mile / 16.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: John and Stephanie Belcher   Telephone: 01206 825626, 07784 576908
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Moderate Thursday, 29th November 2018, Bures, 10mile / 16.1km
A circular walk through some rolling Suffolk countryside to Little Horkesley where lunch is available at The Beehive or bring a suitable winter picnic.
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: Dave Cornell   Telephone: 01206 615695, 07901 821973
Last update: Saturday, 7th July 2018