|Still very muddy
and wet, however, I have worked out a walk which won't be too exciting
as it is mainly around Writtle and Chelmsford but it does include
an unusual lunch stop and also Janet & I are offering afternoon
tea back at Rainsford road for anyone who is interested.
The walk starts
at the little public car park on Roxwell Road just on the left
hand side after leaving Chelmsford and after you have passed the
Black Bull (on right) and before you get to the bowls club. So
only 1/2 mile from the Parkway traffic lights on the A1060.
We walk through
Admiral's park towards Writtle, a bit muddy, then come out onto
the Chelmsford Road, turn left and towards Waterhouse lane, turn
back towards Admirals Park. Through the park past the town and
round the back of the University (although it is flooded there
today so I will have to check this next Sunday morning and use
a different route of it is still flooded. We walk a little way
up Broomfield Road. left into Swiss avenue, then into Kings Road
which takes us back to the car park.
As I say not
too exciting but a reasonable walk, If any interested participants
could confirm that they would like to join us for tea that would
16th Pete and Viv
from 826269 on Explorer map no. 195.
A pleasant woody
walk between Coggeshall and Halstead. Apologies for delay in sending
info ... this is our 3rd attempt to find a walk which is passable.
Expect a little mud but it is not wall to wall and may have dried
a little more by Sunday.
you don't have map or satnav: Left off A120 Braintree-Coggeshall
road to Pattiswick. Bear right past church, left into Compasses
Road, pass Compasses pub and at T junction turn left then right
down Nunty's Lane and left past Villa Farm to Mysty Croft. We
should be there to stop you going too far!
be a bit tight so car sharing would be a help. Bring a picnic.
There is a pub on the route for liquid refreshment.
13th Bruce and Angela
A pleasant stroll
comprising a quick dash across the Golf Course, (hard hats optional)
a short stretch of the old Colne Valley Railway Track, some Valley
Wetlands, nice Open Vistas of the rolling countryside and some
Spring Time Woodland.
We start at
12.30pm from the Public Car Park, (49 spaces) Queens Road, Earls
Colne, CO6 2QZ and the walk is approx 4.5 miles.
a packed lunch for a stop in Chalkney Wood where there were some
felled trees for sitting when we walked earlier this month.
There are Sunday
opening Pubs with Grub in Earls Colne High Street when we return
- we can recommend the Pizza's at the Lion Pub for those that
are so inclined.
We look forward
to seeing you all.
Bruce and Angela.
walking with Bath & West Country Walking. Details are available
from Christine or Clare.
15th Frances and Tony
Frances and I propose a pleasant wander around Ingatestone and
Margeretting for the June walk. Sunday the 15th.
Usual start time of 12.30.
The walk is just over 5 miles and starts in Stock Lane at a small
layby just before a single lane bridge.
Details at the below link on Essex walks website.
We are moving the starting point for the walk on the 15th to
near the church St Margaret of Antioch Margaretting just off the
B1002,, and on the left as you head towards Ingatestone. I still
suggest car sharing if possible.
DIRECTIONS TO ST. MARGARET'S CHURCH
The Church is located off the B1002 which goes from Margaretting
to Ingatestone. After approximately 1 mile past the Margaretting
cross roads, a signpost to the church is to be found on the left
at Church Lane. The lane will pass Margaretting Hall and end at
a set of railway crossing barriers where parking is available
on the left just before the barriers.
Do not drive over the railway itself.
Also the walk goes very close to the White Hart pub at Margaretting
We hope the May weekenders have a great time and hope to see
some of you in June.
Any questions or suggestions please let us know.
Tony and Frances Rowberry
July 13th Angus and Lesley
|| Thorndon Park North
Meet at 12:30 at the second car park - Eagle Way entrance - We
found the easiest approach to be via the A1023 (off M25 Jn 28
roundabout) and then right along Mascalls Lane. Eagle Way is an
extension of Mascalls Lane.
Unexpected views over East London...some short steep ascents....packed
lunch although one pub en route.
Les and Angus 07711 157 130
17th David and Jean
5 mile walk around familiar territory starting in Willingale.
Map OS167, Grid ref.597072
Park near the church. Walk starts at the usual time of 12.30.
21st Jean and Mike
||The walk will
be in the National Nature Reserve Brightlingsea. It is a 5 mile
circular nature trail for walkers and birdwatchers so should please
most of us.
Can we meet at 12.30. Parking is free I think along the prom and
the walk starts at the Bateman's Tower. A close friend of Chris
Moore hopefully will be joining us. Pat lives in Brightlingsea and
her knowledge of the area is first class!!!
Weekend Away 18th/19th
Angela and Bruce
Gowland and Jean and David Sanders are organising a walking weekend
in Suffolk for the 18/19 October 2014.
Dinner has been
arranged for both evenings at The Eels Foot Inn at East Bridge,
Leiston and they can cater for up to 28 people. It has six en
suite bedrooms that are being held for the group and B and B is
£99 per room per night.
The Eels Foot
Inn (telephone number 01728 830154) is close to Minsmere and there
are a number of b and bs in that area.
Details of the
walks etc have yet to be made but anyone is welcome to join us
on the walks if they are unable to stay overnight.
16th Sue Charsley
Meet at Opposite
Rose's Cafe at Hylands House (Park in CP on Three Mile Hill side)
for a 12.30 start for a walk towards Galleywood.
It is circular
and about 5 miles, starting with a gentle climb but then flat
until we wind our way back down a circular route. The picnic lunch
stop, which is after about an hour, is near a pub, which we could
at least shelter in should we have any adverse weather. We have
to cross the main road at the beginning and end of the walk but
the rest is a mixture of quiet lanes and footpaths and part of
Galleywood race track. No stiles.
The meeting place car park is immediately to the right as you
enter Hylands Park from Three Mile Hill. I shall park immediately
on the right in the car park
My mobile is
7th - Clare
December walk will start at the usual time of 12.30 from The Village
Hall Car Park, a picnic lunch will be a good idea too. The plan
is to arrive back in the village in time for the lighting of the
Village Christmas tree in the Square ( in front of the former Guildhall
now Baddynghams ).
The route is yet to be decided depending on the weather! So there
may be some slippery mud, (but not too much), and almost certainly
The leader was changed by agreement to Peter B on November's walk,
but he's now double booked so it's now Clare.
If we don't
meet up have a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year