Routes

Our walk on Saturday 13h April will start and end in Hadleigh and will be a circular walk of around 9 miles. We will leave Stonehouse Road car park at 0930 and proceed to Aldham Hall, Aldham Priory, The Covey Cottages, Norman’s Fm, College Fm, Ram’s Fm, Cobbold’s Fm and back into Hadleigh via Durrant’s Fm. We should be back into Hadleigh by around 1300 even allowing for 2 refreshment breaks along the way

As usual, we aim to maintain a not-too-demanding 2.5 mph (4 km/hr) and the route is stile free. Walkers should be aware that any weather is possible so strong shoes or preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground will be muddy or rough in places.  Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs

Route maps can be requested from the web site.

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 at the group’s normal pace.

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 breaks 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.