July’s walk on Saturday 10th will again a circular walk of approximately 10 miles starting from the Community Centre at Bures and leaving at 0930.
This is one of our favourite walks, comprising ancient churches, a dragon carved on a hill, woods, streams, hills etc. etc. Our route passes Fysh Farm, St Stephen’s Chapel (with stone tombs and the dragon), Ager Fen, Farthing Hall, Wissington Church, Wormingford Bridge, The Fir Trees and then back via the Stour Valley Path into Bures by the watermill. The walk will take nearly 4 hours and we will have 2 short stops enroute.
When entering Bures from either Sudbury or Assington on the B1508 turn left immediately before Bures church and follow the road for about 400 yards and the centre is on the RHS (Grid ref TL 90853391). If anyone needs a lift from Hadleigh let us know and we will see what can be done.
Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground can be muddy or rough in places at any time of the year.
As usual, route maps can be requested by email from the contact page.
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.