Our December walk on Saturday 16th heads out towards Elmsett. We will catch the Ipswich 91 service at 0925 (Co op side) and alight at The Old Hall. From there our route will take us to Covey Cottages, Potash Fm, Elmsett Gate Fm, Aldham Priory, Wolves Wood and ending up at the Hadleigh Cock for a Christmas drink. The route is a little over 7 miles. Despite my statement in the HCN, bus passes are valid – it being a Saturday.
Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs. Stout walking boots should be worn as the ground can be muddy and rough in places. While the paths are for the most part in good order, there is some longish grass along the route which should be considered if there has been rain earlier.
Route maps can be emailed on request via the contact page on this website. Please be aware that we will always acknowledge any emails so, if you have not received a reply within a day or two please recontact us as you may have input your email address incorrectly or I may have just overlooked it.
The January Walk on 20th will start and finish in Hadleigh. We will take the Railway Walk then progress to Woodlands, Green Field, Vauxhall Cottages, White Ladies, Ramsey Wood, Cobbold’s Fm, Durrants Fm and back to Hadleigh. This will be an easy 9 mile walk with very little on the road.
Please check the walk schedule page as from February 2018 we intend to change our scheduled walks to the second Saturday of each month.
ADVICE FOR WALKERS
Most of our walks are suitable for any reasonably fit person but it is worth stressing that it is up to the individual to assure themselves they are healthy enough to complete the distances and terrain involved. Only very rarely would a walk leader refuse to take someone on a walk
Although modern boots are very comfortable, walkers should previously carry out shorter walks in new boots before embarking on 8 or 9 milers. Regarding clothing, it is well worth listening to a weather forecast and dressing accordingly. Best to overdress as taking layers off is far easier than wishing one had brought an extra pullover!
We will generally have a short break mid walk so walkers are advised to bring a small snack and something to drink. It is unusual for us to pass any shops enroute.
Finally, we suggest that each walker carry a small first aid kit for minor problems and these are readily available from outlets like Boots.