Our September walk on Saturday 16th will explore the North East side of Lavenham. We will meet in the car park next to the Cock Horse pub opposite Lavenham church at 0930.
The walk is just over 8 miles in length and will start at the church and progress to Balsdon Hall Farm, Alder Car, Bridge Street, Alpheton, Clapstile Fm and then follow the St Edmunds Way back to the car park and the Lavenham Cock Horse pub. There are some lovely Suffolk views on the route and there is virtually no road work. Very pleasant whatever the weather.
If anyone is in need of a lift to Lavenham please email and we will do our best to help.
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.
Our walk in October will start and finish in Polstead and include some paths we have not walked in the recent past.
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.