18th Peter Bradley
|Our first 2015
walk will be a local one starting from Great Waltham Village Hall
CP at 12.30 and will be led by Peter Bradley.
This will be followed by our usual planning party in the upper room.
Finger food, drink and wrapped raffle donations are most welcome,
with the raffle income paying for the room hire and then donated
to Farleigh Hospice. The room will be open from just after 12 for
your donations, before your boots get muddy.
As 2015 is our 20th year, all former, resting and occasional members
22nd 12:30 Peter B
Directions: From Great Waltham through Howe Street to Warners
roundabout. Turn left to Appletrees Corner. The turn right on B1471
to Felsted turn right at Boote House and after three quarters of
a mile turn left at Felsted Primary School. Go over the new A120
bridge and join the old A120. Turn left towards Great Dunmow and
after 200 yards turn right at the Saling Oak to pass through Great
Saling and onwards to Great Bardfield.
Parking: Roadside parking in the street at Great Bardfield.Meet:
outside the Co-operative Store in the Main Street. CM7 4RQ >
link to map
Distance: 5 miles approx.
Surface condition: Some mud particularly at the start but
generally good walking surfaces.
The walk is circular leaving Bardfield and heading towards the
mill from which we pick up footpaths, bridleways and byways walking
through open countryside. Towards the end of the walk (around
the four mile mark) we will visit the Blue Egg café and
delicatessen. On Sundays this is very popular for Sunday lunches.
It is hoped that by the time we arrive the crowd will have thinned
and we can get a cup of tea. Then it is a short walk back to the
parked cars. If it is crowded we can walk on and those wishing
to have a cup of tea can call at the Blue Egg, The White Hart
Tea Rooms, Great Saling or Blake House Craft Centre on the way
22nd - Roger & Lis
7 Woods Walk.
The walk is around the seven woods in the Daws Heath and Belfairs
Meet on 22nd March for 12.30 start.
It is about 6 miles, paths can be muddy and there are trip hazards.
There are some sections of pavement and road walking.
Meet at the Belfairs Woodland Centre SS9 3SH. >link to map
Car parking is either:-
on the right in the approach road to the Belfairs Woodlands Centre
( limited and muddy)
or in Eastwood Road North (SS9 4LR) just out side the Centre on
the side of the woods.
The easy way
I have found to get there is A130, A127 towards Southend.
Take first right after underpass(A129) into The Fairway (signposted
At lights turn right and you are in Eastwood Road North and the
Centre is on your right where the road bends left.
Dogs Welcomed , but must be kept on leads.
PS there are
toilets and refreshments at the start and end of the walk.
Mobile on the day
(Sunday) - John & Chris
start. Bring a packed lunch. No toilets!
It is a 5 mile,
undulating, circular walk starting in Lt. Baddow. The walk includes
a site where they are re establishing a heathland habitat which
is rare in Essex.
To find the
car park, drive through Danbury in the direction of Maldon. After
the traffic lights and passing the Coop on your left take 1st
left at the roundabout into Lt Baddow Rd. Continue for 1/2 mile
and as you enter Lt Baddow there is a small National Trust car
park (Lingwood Common) on the left for a few cars and further
cars can be parked opposite in Runsell Lane. It was a little muddy
in places today due to last night's rain, but not Essex clay as
it's mainly a wood walk
16th/17th Weekend Away - Clare & Peter B
2 walks. Bus
passes may be used!
14th (Saturday) Start 12:30 - Lesley & Angus
at 12.30 from Chapel hill CP (Grid ref: TL 511251) Stansted Mountfitchet.
On B 1383 off A120 after following brown signs to Castle in
the direction if Newport.
Parking on left just before Esso garage.
Length: About 5 miles, footpaths, field
edges and some road, no steep gradients.
Three historic churches and lovely countryside
Packed Lunch required
19th - Frances & Tony
Ferrers - Stow Maries Aerodrome - Stow Maries Church
5 to 6 miles
starting point is at the T junction of Hamberts Road and King
Edward Road SWF.
We entered Hamberts Road from Burnham Road B1012 at the roundabout
where it meets Woodham Road and after 500 yards parked on the
right hand side just before the "No through road sign".
A circular walk
from South Woodham Ferrers taking in a Grade 2 listed house, a
WW1 aerodrome and a real ale pub and a church with beautiful and
extensive views to the River Crouch.
Bring a packed
lunch and any questions please email or phone Tony and Frances.
No toilet facilities at the start.
23rd - Jean & David
23rd WW walk is now being led by Jean and David who have volunteered
in place of Angela and Bruce
12.30 start as usual
walk will start from Hyde Hall Lane, Howe Street, near to the
It will be a
gentle walk to the Phylis Currie Nature Reserve
with no muddy fields, steep slopes or rampant vegetation, but
it does have a nice picnic spot.!!
20th - Hilary & Derek
||Our walk is just
under 5 miles, starting in Langford near Maldon.
Grid reference is TL 840 084.
Parking is at
Beeleigh Falls car park opposite Langford village hall, follow
access road towards Maldon Golf Club, park before the narrow bridge.
We found that
the best approach is via Hatfield Peverel and take the Maldon
Road which is the road to Langford. Beware there were nettles
when we walked it in August, so long trousers may be preferable
to shorts, packed lunch is needed
15th - John & Mary
5 mile Circular
Start at 12.30
the Village Hall, by agreement. A mix of quiet roads, woods and
field walking. NB the route crosses a golf course.
13th - Sara
Canal side walk
from Butts Lane CP Maldon ( Off the High Street),
Free on Sundays but busy
Length 4.5 miles
No en route
Could be Muddy at start of walk