Our friendly group of walkers meet on the 4th Monday of the Month. Our walks are approximately 3 miles long, taken at a gentle pace with the emphasis on enjoyment and friendship.
We meet at a pub or cafe at around 10.15 where we order our food before setting off. Members of the group take turns to lead a walk and on our return we enjoy a well earned lunch and social get together.
Anyone interested in joining should contact group leaders:-
Sue Booth: Liz Tymms:
Clicking the Bird Enquiry icon will lead to either of the joint leaders.Sue is the the Left, Liz to the right.
Our first walk of the year walk wa on Monday 28th January led by Liz Tymms. Meeting at The Osea holiday Caravan Park, Goldhanger Our linear walk was from here to Heybridge Basin where we stopped for a cuppa and then returned back along the sea wall, ready for our lunch at the Tiptree Tearooms which was excellent
Our February circular walk took us to Marks Hall on the trail of snowdrops led by Pat Rogers. The weather was kind to us and it was a beautiful walk although we were too late for many snowdrops. Afterwards we had lunch together at Oliver's plants Blackhorse cafe.
March took us to Wrabness, our meeting place was Wrabness Railway Station. Led by Sue and Liz our circular walk took us through Wrabness Nature Reserve and Essex Wildlife Trust Woodland - along The Essex Way, with stunning views of the Stour Estuary. The weather was kind to us and it really was a lovely walk. On our return we saw Grayson Perry’s famous `Gingerbread house’ which was a bit of a talking point !! It’s a bit like Marmite you love it or hate it. There wasn’t a pub at the point of our walk so we drove to the nearby “Cross Inn” which was on our route home.They had an excellent selection of hot and cold food and made us very welcome
Our April walk was on Tuesday 23rd April, not Monday as it was bank holiday was led by Judith. A small group of five met at Hyland’s House Park in Chelmsford. We walked the Lower Estate Walk which was 2 3/4 miles and took us through the park, into South Wood and surrounding farmland. Afterwards we had lunch outside at the Stables Café.
May took us to Maldon, meeting at the Sunny Sailor. Our walk took us along the rivers and navigation waterways that flow out to the Essex coast and past Beeleigh Abbey, Beeleigh Falls and Kingfisher Cottage was on our way. The walk was of approx. two & a half miles on fairly flat terrain with one easy stile at the start
Our June walk was in the pretty village of Little Totham, meeting at the Swan Pub. Once our lunches were ordered 13 member set off on a very warm muggy morning through countryside and farmland. At one point wading through an oilseed rape field like Indiana Jones!! It was a hot day and we were glad of refreshments on our return. Our thanks to Anne and Mick for a lovely walk.
Our July walk was in Feering The walk took us through fields where we crossed the Inworth road, carrying on through fields to a farm bridge over the A12 and eventually crossing the main drive to Prested hall. A short walk along the A12 slip road and continue with a pretty walk following the course of the river and eventually back to Feering hill, where we had lunch in the Railway Tavern. Our thanks to Sue & Christine.
August fell on a bank holiday so we didn't walk
Our September stroll was to Burnham on Crouch, meeting a at the Swallowtail restaurant in the marina.It was a beautiful day to walk along the river Crouch and into some pretty countryside. We returned for an excellent lunch in the Marina restaurant thanks to Terri & Brian for leading.
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