We had anothe rgood turnout (30) for March’s walk at Lamarsh and we were pleased to see a number of new faces. The weather held off and good food and resfreshments at the Lion completed a good outing.
Our walk on Saturday 13th April will start and finish at Boxford and is a modest 6 miles. We will meet at 0930 by the entrance gate to the Boxford church. Parking is available on the road approaching the school or on the LHS of the hill leading up to the A1071. Our route will take us to Hagmore Green, Assington House, Bush Hill Grove, near Assington Church, The Glebe House, George Grove and back into Boxfors. Refreshments can be obtained at the Coffee Shop in Boxford at the end or at the Brewers Arms at Bower House Tye on the way back to Hadleigh.
If anyone is in need of transport please let us know through the contact page on this website and we will see if there is any opportunity for car sharing.
Everyone is welcome, including very well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots are suggested as winter walking invariably involves muddy patches.
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 to May, our proposed walk will be an old favourite around Bentley (just under 7 miles) which should be a good one (hopefully) for bluebells. June’s walk will be the Dragon walk from Bure (10 ish miles) we are planning a walk more local to Hadleigh.
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.