Our December walk on Saturday 8th will be a slightly longer one of approximately 9.5 miles starting at Ipswich and making our way back to Hadleigh via Hintlesham (where those wanting a shorter walk of circa 6 miles can catch a bus back to Hadleigh from outside the George).
Our plan is to catch the 91 bus towards Ipswich (Coop side) at 0925 and alight at the entrance to Chantry Park. We will than proceed to Sproughton, follow the East bank of the River Gipping to Bramford, then Runcton Farm, Thornbush Hall, Grindle Farm, Burstall Hall, Walnut Farm, Burstall, Mill Farm, Hintlesham Park, Ram’s Farm, Cobbold Farm and into Hadleigh via Durrants Farm. Those electing for the shorter walk will leave us at Home Wood and walk the short distance into Hintlesham to catch a Hadleigh bound bus at 1303 or 1433.
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.
Looking further out, in January we will our usual New Year walk starting at Hadleigh and ending up at the Hadleigh George for a bite to eat and discuss any thoughts for the 2019 walking program.
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.