Our November walk on Saturday 10th will be a 6 mile circular walk starting at Stratford St Mary then Low Lift Cottages on the St Edmunds Way, Lodge, Plumb’s Farm, Rivers Hall, Boxted, Hill Farm, Sprike’s Grove, Glebe Farm, Langham and back to Stratford on the Essex Way. The walk is one we haven’t done for a long time due to the reduced bus service. This delightful area is worth the effort.
We will meet at 0930 on the street in Stratford St Mary near the Black Horse pub. Park on the road near the footbridge crossing the Stour (Grid Ref TM 04246 34044).
It is becoming increasingly necessary to travel by car if we are to avoid walking the same routes over and over again. Therefore, if anyone is without transport please get in touch through this website’s contact page and we will our best to help.
Everyone is welcome, including very well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots are suggested.
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.
Here is a picture of our walkers after completing 13.5 miles around Mersea Island in October. Looking pretty fit all things considered – well done!
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.