A more social Walking Group.
We meet on the third Monday of the month usually at a Pub or Cafe at around 10.15am where we order our food before setting off. Our walks of approximately 4 miles are done at a gentle pace with stops for breathers if needed. On completion we return for a well earned lunch and social gathering.
Anyone interested in joining us should contact Sue Booth or Liz Tymms via the Blue Bird icon.
It was decided that Oliver’s Garden Centre Maldon Road Witham CM8 3HY would once again be the venue for our meeting to plan this year’s walks. This was held on Monday 21st January and afterwards we all had lunch together. Some new and familiar walks were planned for the year.
February's walk was in Fyfield led by Peter Phipps.Members met at the Black Bull pub and enjoyed the circular walk through some pretty countryside and returning for lunch afterwards
Our March walk was in Gosfield led by Judith and Liz. We met at the Kings Head Pub in Gosfield and ordered our lunches before setting off. This was a circular walk passing St Catherines church which was open when we walked. The walk took us through the disused American Airfield, then onto Broakes Wood and through a nature reserve . The walk was quite muddy due to the earlier rain. On our return we enjoyed an excellent lunch at the Kings Head.
The group met at Sudbury Leisure Centre for our April walk and we set off on a bright sunny morning. The walk, a new one for us was on a well- used track that lead to Long Melford although we didn't go that far. Then we walked down along the River Stour and through the meadows with friendly cows and horses, we also saw lots of bird life. On our return we had a well-earned lunch in the nearby Waitrose café .
Our May walk was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
June took us to Bradwell where we met at the Green Man Pub. We started off by the marina and then walked along the seawall, taking in the coastal path and salt marshes with some great estuary views. Then it was inland and past Bradwell War Memorial. During World War 2 Bradwell was home to an active airfield. Now all that remains is the control tower, some runway and a beautifully kept memorial to the pilots who never returned. We returned to the Green Man for lunch. Our thanks to Brian Stevens for a super walk
Our July walk was to Paper Mill Lock. We met at the Six Bells pub in Boreham and ordered lunch before setting off on a gentle walk through some pretty
countryside, passing the lock and all the boats on our way along the river. Then it was back to the six bells for lunch Our thanks to Pat & Ray for lovely walk
August took us to Woodham Walter, meeting at Warren Golf club where we ordered lunch before setting off on a 4 mile walk. Our thanks to Peter & Linda for leading.
September's walk was in Langford led by Janet Gyford. We met at Mill House Hotel This was a walk of two and a half miles in Janet's words "at my slow pace!!" We started at Langford and walked down the canal and then round the Elms Farm Park. The park was a pleasant surprise to the group. Afterwards we all had lunch at the Mill, many thanks Janet.
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