Our first walk of 2019 will be on Saturday 12th January. A nice gentle walk of around 5.5 miles to get going after the Christmas and New Year binges. This will be a circular walk from Hadleigh. As usual, we will meet at St Mary’s School Car park on Stonehouse Road ant 0930 and we should be back in Hadleigh around mid-day. Our route will be Hill Farm, Rands Farm, Pott’s Cottages, Pott’s Farm, Halfway House then, depending on how muddy it is, either Constitution Hill or Park Farm and back to Hadleigh. We will finish at The GEorge and those who wish can join us for lunch and discuss walking preferences for the year.
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.
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.