Our walk on Saturday 14th July will start & end at Bures. The walk is quite a long one but well worth the effort. Called locally “The Dragon Walk” it is one of our favourites.
Our route from Bures will be Fysh House Farm, Highfields fArm, Dead Lane Track to Farthing Hall, the St Edmunds Way to Wissington and back to Bures on the Stour Valley Path via Wormingford. The route is about 10 miles and we will take it easy to admire the views. We will have at least one stop so we suggest you bring a snack and definitely something to drink if the weather looks like being hot. The walk will take around 4.5 hours so we should be back at the cars by around 2.30pm depending on rest stops and interesting distractions (see below).
We will meet at 0930 in the village hall car park on Nayland Road (which is a sharp left on the bend where High Street becomes Bridge Street). The car park is a short distance down Nayland Road on the RHS. If in doubt, email us for a map to the car park. If anyone needs a lift from Hadleigh please email and we’ll try and put you in touch with a driver.
We did our recce of the walk and voted it one of the best. Two churches on route were unexpectedly open so we not only got to view the dragon but also saw a medievel painting of one too. A delightful walk. It was very hot (circa 25C) when we walked so we will take at least 2 refreshment breaks.
Everyone is welcome, including very well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots are suggested. Nettles are a problem at this time of the year so walkers may want to think twice about wearing shorts.
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.