We are a friendly walking group based on the Essex/Suffolk border. We walk on Sundays and are mainly 'working age' people. We cover distances from 8 up to 15+ miles. There is no charge to come on a walk if you are a member of the Ramblers. If you aren't yet a Ramblers member then you can try up to three walks for free.
Scroll down to see our current walks programme and details. Hope to see you soon!

Details added for 4th June walk

Date Location Grid Ref Miles Leader Notes
30th April 09:45 WALK Elmstead Market to Bromley and back. TM064243 10 miles Jamie 07799 661710 Meet at Elmstead Market carpark - not marked on map. A circular walk taking in the country lanes and footpaths round the villages of Great Bromley, Little Bromley and Frating.
6th May 12:30 SOCIAL Lunch at the Saracens Head, Newton Green followed by scheduling for the forthcoming programme. Ingaret 07746 564711 Meet at 12:30 prompt for lunch. Please let Ingaret know by 27th April if you will be attending. You may just join us for the lunch, staying on for the walk scheduling is optional.
7th May 09:45 WALK Boxford circular walk. TL964405 16 miles Martin 07551 935900 Meet in Boxford village centre. This walk will take in Polstead, Stoke by Nayland, Leavenheath and Assington. Pub / cafe stop at Assington.
14th May 09:45 WALK Hadleigh and Kersey TM028423 10.5 miles Dan L 07877 274476 Meet in car park behind Co-op in Hadleigh, postcode IP7 5AD. Circular walk talking in Hadleigh and Kersey. Pub stop in Kersey.
21st May 09:45 WALK Manningtree and East Bergholt Borders walk TM093322 11 miles Chris 07751 481679 Meet at Manningtree station. Parking £3. For those coming by train: 9.52am from the Ipswich direction or 9.55am from Colchester direction. Heading through Lawford to the estuary we walk by the River Stour into Suffolk to Brantham then take paths inland to East Bergholt through rolling countryside with historic buildings. We visit The Place for Plants cafe for refreshments (toilets available), note we'll have a short stop beforehand for those bringing a packed lunch. Then take in classic Constable country as we pass through Flatford before meandering our way back into Essex for trains at Manningtree.
28th May 09:45 WALK Felsham circular TL948570 12 miles Geoff 07841 398635 Parking at Felsham Village Hall IP30 0PJ. Toilets only at lunchtime stop at Pub. Starting at Felsham this is a 12 mile walk taking in Bradfield, Thorpe and Bulls wood. Stop for lunch at Earls Meadow before heading for a quick drink at The Horseshoes pub. Walk is on established footpaths and some great views.
4th June 09:45 WALK Stratford St Mary, Manningtree and Mistley TM042339 13 miles Kate 07740 945962 Circular walk from Stratford St Mary walking to Mistley via Dedham on the Essex Way and then crossing the river at Manningtree and returning on the Stour Valley Path via Flatford. Public toilets at Dedham, Manningtree and Flatford. Picnic lunch at The Walls at Mistley then short pub stop in Manningtree. Please park on Lower Street in Stratford St Mary and meet at the Black Horse PH (don't park in their car park).
11th June SOCIAL Alton Water - kayaking Jamie 07799 661710 Meet at Alton Water water sports centre
18th June 09:45 WALK Elmstead Market TM064243 10 miles Jamie 07799 661710 Elmstead Market carpark - not marked on map.
25th June 09:45 WALK Halstead & Maplestead TL812306 7 miles Susannah 07716 798829 Meet in the carpark behind Sainsburys in Halstead (free on Sundays). Won't need a full lunch as there will be a decent tea break with biscuits provided!
29th September SOCIAL Weekend away in the Chilterns - evening meal Dan B / Ingaret Details to follow
30th September 09:45 WALK Weekend away in the Chilterns - walk Dan B / Ingaret Details to follow
30th September SOCIAL Weekend away in the Chilterns - evening meal Dan B / Ingaret Details to follow
1st October 09:45 WALK Weekend away in the Chilterns - walk Dan B / Ingaret Details to follow

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