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Moderate Sunday, 20th May 2018, Great Oakley, 10.5mile / 16.9km

A circular walk to Thorpe via Landermere. Picnic lunch.

HEALTH WARNING: It is worth mentioning that there are a couple of areas overgrown with nettles. Walkers might want to either arm themselves with walking poles to batter the nettles into submission or wear long trousers!

Additional Notes:

HEALTH WARNING: It is worth mentioning that there are a couple of areas overgrown with nettles. Walkers might want to either arm themselves with walking poles to batter the nettles into submission or wear long trousers!

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: parking in the surrounding streets where possible, meet at the War Memorial on the High Street.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM194275    Latitude: 51.90324 , Longitude: 1.188643   Postcode: CO12 5AS
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.5mile / 16.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Maggie and Terry   Telephone: 01255 763964 , 07890 000468
Last update: Tuesday, 15th May 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 24th May 2018, Lawford, 5mile / 8km
A short walk around Manningtree and Mistley. Bring a drink for mid walk break.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Lawford Church car park.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM088315    Latitude: 51.94323 , Longitude: 1.03722   Postcode: CO11 2JX
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Michael May   Telephone: 01206 867863, 07736 414703
Last update: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Moderate Thursday, 24th May 2018, Bures, 10.5mile / 16.9km

A walk heading out along St. Edmund Way and through Arger Fen; then on to Assington where lunches area available at The Shoulder of Mutton pub, The Barn garden centre or bring along a picnic. The afternoon return is via Tiger Hill direct to the start.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the village hall car park in Bures.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL908339    Latitude: 51.97124 , Longitude: 0.7770119   Postcode: CO8 5BX
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.5mile / 16.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Dave Cornell   Telephone: 01206 615695, 07901 821973
Last update: Monday, 7th May 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 31st May 2018, Walton, 5mile / 8km
A circular walk around The Naze.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: meet at the pier, using the pay and display or street parking nearby.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM254215    Latitude: 51.847 , Longitude: 1.271796   Postcode: CO14 8ES
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Burt Thomas   Telephone: 01206 213427, 07951 250190
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Last update: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Moderate Thursday, 31st May 2018, Stratford St. Mary, 11mile / 17.7km
A circular walk via Higham and Shelley. Bring food and drink for a picnic lunch, as there are no shops on this walk.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the Gun Hill lay-by, the entrance to which is just to the west of the junction with Stratford Road; please do not park in between the white marker posts.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM041333    Latitude: 51.96114 , Longitude: 0.9700068   Postcode: CO7 6HP [112 metres E]
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: John and Stephanie Belcher   Telephone: 01206 825626, 07784 576908
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Last update: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
Moderate Sunday, 3rd June 2018, Stratford St. Mary, 12mile / 19.3km
A circular walk will take us to a lunch stop at Stoke by Nayland with picnic lunch and time to enjoy a drink at a local pub.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the weir in Main Street, Stratford St. Mary.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM042340    Latitude: 51.96738 , Longitude: 0.9718761   Postcode: CO7 6JR [100 metres SW]
Difficulty:    Distance: 12mile / 19.3km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Stephen Northrop   Telephone: 07902 948159
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Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 7th June 2018, Beaumont-cum-Moze, 6mile / 9.7km
A circular walk.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at St. Leonard’s Church, Beaumont-cum-Moze    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM180247    Latitude: 51.87866 , Longitude: 1.166557   Postcode: CO16 0AZ
Difficulty:    Distance: 6mile / 9.7km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Dee Rampling Lee   Telephone: 01206 251165
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Thursday, 7th June 2018, Lavenham, 12mile / 19.3km

Aa circular walk via Acton and Long Melford where there are plenty of places for those wishing to buy lunch.

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: 12mile / 19.3km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Heather & Keith   Telephone: 01206 530592
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Leisurely Friday, 8th June 2018, Cattawade, 5mile / 8km
A gentle evening walk round East End, through woods and open country.
Circular walk
Start time 7pm
Start Place: at the lay-by at Cattawade old bridge off the A137    Time: 7pm
   Grid Ref: TM101330    Latitude: 51.95621 , Longitude: 1.057021   Postcode: CO11 1RE
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Jean Ward   Telephone: 01206 392740
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Sunday, 10th June 2018, East Bergholt, 10.5mile / 16.9km
A pleasant walk through rolling countryside with picnic lunch at Dedham.
Additional Notes: PLEASE NOTE THE 11:00AM STARTING TIME
Circular walk
Start time 11am
Start Place: at the free car park in East Bergholt.    Time: 11am
   Grid Ref: TM069346    Latitude: 51.97177 , Longitude: 1.011483   Postcode: CO7 6TB
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.5mile / 16.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Heather & Keith   Telephone: 01206 530592
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Thursday, 14th June 2018, St. Osyth, 11mile / 17.7km

A circular walk around St. Osyth and Point Clear. Please bring a lunch or the Ferry Boat Inn will be open for drinks and food. The actual walk will be led by June Clark.

Please note that the proposed strawberry tea to follow this walk has had to be cancelled..

Additional Notes:

PLEASE NOTE: The proposed strawberry tea from 15.00 onwards has had to be cancelled.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Martin’s Farm Country Park on the B1027.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM119173    Latitude: 51.81457 , Longitude: 1.07354   Postcode: CO16 8HN
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: June Clarke   Telephone: 01206 243662, 07548 502762
Last update: Friday, 4th May 2018
Moderate Sunday, 17th June 2018, Alresford, 8mile / 12.9km
A circular walk with a lunch stop at Wivenhoe Quay where pubs and cafes will be open for drinks and food if required, otherwise picnic lunch.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Alresford village hall car park in Ford Lane    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM068212    Latitude: 51.8515 , Longitude: 1.00199   Postcode: CO7 8AT
Difficulty:    Distance: 8mile / 12.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Pamela Bradley   Telephone: 01206 799256
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 21st June 2018, Wrabness, 4.5mile / 7.2km
A circular walk.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the Stour Wood RSPB car park in Wrabness    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM190310    Latitude: 51.93482 , Longitude: 1.185063   Postcode: CO12 5ND [128 metres W]
Difficulty:    Distance: 4.5mile / 7.2km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Dee Rampling Lee   Telephone: 01206 251165
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Thursday, 21st June 2018, Hartest, 12mile / 19.3km

A figure of eight walk, in the morning enjoying undulating Suffolk countryside toward Brockley. Following a picnic lunch on village green or at The Crown, the afternoon is through part of the Chadacre Estate, passing impressive Chadacre Hall.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the village hall car park in Hartest, ignoring the private car park sign or park around village green.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL833525    Latitude: 52.14081 , Longitude: 0.6779321   Postcode: IP29 4DH
Difficulty:    Distance: 12mile / 19.3km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Fran and June   Telephone: 01787 310283, 07983 768643
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 28th June 2018, Dovercourt, 5.5mile / 8.9km
A walk via Little Oakley, with some road walking.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at West End Lane car park in Dovercourt    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM246301    Latitude: 51.92451 , Longitude: 1.265797   Postcode: CO12 3FA [154 metres S]
Difficulty:    Distance: 5.5mile / 8.9km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Margaret F and Eileen D   Telephone: 01206 251593, 07941 999723
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Thursday, 28th June 2018, Hadleigh, 10mile / 16.1km

A lovely countryside walk over to Hintlesham and back to Hadleigh. Picnic lunch or food is available the The George in Hintlesham.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at lay-by adjacent to Cobbolds Farm on the South side of the A1071 near Hadleigh.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM051434    Latitude: 52.05145 , Longitude: 0.9905835   Postcode: IP7 6BG [106 metres SW]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Maggie and Terry   Telephone: 01255 763964 , 07890 000468
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Leisurely Sunday, 1st July 2018, Lawford, 6.5mile / 10.5km
A walk to Flatford and Dedham. Bring refreshments for mid-walk break.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Lawford Church car park.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM088315    Latitude: 51.94323 , Longitude: 1.03722   Postcode: CO11 2JX
Difficulty:    Distance: 6.5mile / 10.5km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Michael May   Telephone: 01206 867863, 07736 414703
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 5th July 2018, Holland Haven, 6mile / 9.7km
A linear walk.
Additional Notes: Don’t forget your bus pass
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: on The Esplanade near Bournemouth Road, from where we will catch the 10:10am bus to Walton, with a bus pass or £3.50 fare. The walk is back along sea wall via Holland Church and Frinton Golf Club.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM208164    Latitude: 51.80305 , Longitude: 1.201874   Postcode: CO15 5TR
Difficulty:    Distance: 6mile / 9.7km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Margaret F and Eileen D   Telephone: 01206 251593, 07941 999723
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Thursday, 5th July 2018, Lawford, 11mile / 17.7km

A circular walk to Little Bromley. Lunch and/or a visit to The Haywain.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Lawford Church car park.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM088315    Latitude: 51.94323 , Longitude: 1.03722   Postcode: CO11 2JX
Difficulty:    Distance: 11mile / 17.7km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Stephen Northrop   Telephone: 07902 948159
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 12th July 2018, Dedham, 5.6mile / 9km
A circular walk via Langham Church.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the pay and display car park in Mill Road, Dedham.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM058334    Latitude: 51.96141 , Longitude: 0.9947739   Postcode: CO7 6DH
Difficulty:    Distance: 5.6mile / 9km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Burt Thomas   Telephone: 01206 213427, 07951 250190
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Thursday, 12th July 2018, Nayland, 10mile / 16.1km

A walk via Wissington and Honey Tye to The Anchor at Nayland for lunch. The afternoon is a circuit South of Nayland. A figure of eight is possible (6 + 4 miles) for those willing to make own way back from The Anchor to Harpers Hill.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Harpers Hill Lane off the A134 at Nayland.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL966345    Latitude: 51.97461 , Longitude: 0.8616804   Postcode: CO6 4NT [5779884 metres N]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Jeff Coe   Telephone: 01255 862098, 07752 377463
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Leisurely Friday, 13th July 2018, East Bergholt - Evening Walk, 5mile / 8.1km

An evening walk via Fenbridge to Flatford and back via woods and fields with views of Dedham Vale.  Please bring drink and snack, if required.

Circular walk
Start time 7pm
Start Place: at the free car park behind the Red Lion in East Bergholt.    Time: 7pm
   Grid Ref: TM069346    Latitude: 51.97178 , Longitude: 1.011483   Postcode: CO7 6TB
Difficulty:    Distance: 5mile / 8.1km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact Leader:    Name: Jean Ward   Telephone: 01206 392740
Last update: Thursday, 17th May 2018
Moderate Sunday, 15th July 2018, Abberton, 10mile / 16.1km

A picturesque circular walk via Layer Breton. Picnic lunch on the green opposite the Hare & Hounds, for those who want a quick drink.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the Essex Wildlife Trust visitor centre car park at Abberton Reservoir.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL963178    Latitude: 51.82476 , Longitude: 0.8478142   Postcode: CO2 0EU [723 metres E]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Maggie and Terry   Telephone: 01255 763964 , 07890 000468
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Leisurely Thursday, 19th July 2018, Lawford, 6.4mile / 10.3km
A circular walk to Flatford for a coffee stop.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Lawford Church car park.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM088315    Latitude: 51.94323 , Longitude: 1.03722   Postcode: CO11 2JX
Difficulty:    Distance: 6.4mile / 10.3km   National Grade: Leisurely
Contact:    Name: Malcolm Westwood   Telephone: 01206 395224
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Thursday, 19th July 2018, Sutton Hoo, 10mile / 16.1km

A circular walk to the River Deben and Sutton Hoo. Lunch is at the National Trust café at Sutton Hoo or bring a picnic.

Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the car park about 2.25 miles South East of Melton on the B1083.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM306475    Latitude: 52.07823 , Longitude: 1.364599   Postcode: Inaccurate [5792251 metres N]
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: John and Stephanie Belcher   Telephone: 01206 825626, 07784 576908
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Sunday, 22nd July 2018, Stoke by Nayland, 10mile / 16.1km
A scenic circular walk via Withermarsh Green, Gifford’s Hall Park, Dollop’s Wood and Polstead. Picnic lunch.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at Stoke by Nayland recreation ground car park.    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TL985363    Latitude: 51.9901 , Longitude: 0.8903461   Postcode: CO6 4QX
Difficulty:    Distance: 10mile / 16.1km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Janet Penfold   Telephone: 01255 862098, 07752 377463
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Moderate Thursday, 26th July 2018, Elmstead Market, 10.5mile / 16.9km
A circular walk via Bromley Cross, Little Bromley and Great Bromley. Please bring along your own food and drink to enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful Essex countryside.
Circular walk
Start time 10am
Start Place: at the free car park in Elmstead, off the Clacton Road    Time: 10am
   Grid Ref: TM064243    Latitude: 51.87948 , Longitude: 0.9980422   Postcode: CO7 7DA
Difficulty:    Distance: 10.5mile / 16.9km   National Grade: Moderate
Contact:    Name: Dave Cornell   Telephone: 01206 615695, 07901 821973
Last update: Friday, 2nd March 2018