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!

  • Updates for the Chilterns away weekend at the end of September.
  • Due to unforseen circumstances the walk on 6th August has had to be cancelled, but there are now more details for the following week's walk in Ipswich so hope to see you there!

  • Date Location Grid Ref Miles Leader Notes
    23rd July 09:45 WALK Bures TL908339 12 miles Geoff 07841 398635 Park and meet at Bures Community centre CO8 5BX. Circular walk walking in the countryside around Lamarsh, Alphamstone, Mount Bures and Wormigford. Pub stop at the Thatchers Arms in Mount Bures after lunch.
    30th July 09:45 WALK Monks Eleigh & Brent Eleigh TL956475 9 miles Chris 07751 481679 Park along The Street or Church Hill, meet on the green opposite Swann Inn. Circular walk from Monks Eleigh taking in the picturesque villages of Chelsworth, Kettlebaston and Brent Eleigh. Throughout the medieval period the monks of Cantebury owned farms, houses and land throughout the villages of Monks Eleigh. As we climb the Suffolk hills there are views over the Brett valley and plenty of pretty thatched cottages! Refreshments and toilet stop at Cafe Como Brent Eleigh and Bildeston Church. Though if the weather is too hot we may cut out the loop to Brent Eleigh for more time to relax at the optional tea stop at the end in Bridge Farm Barns Craft Centre in Monks Eleigh.
    13th August 09:45 WALK Ipswich TM154438 12 miles Eric 07734 135170 Meet in the Freightliner staff car park, Ancaster Rd (postcode for Satnavs IP2 9AA).The walk will head out through town and Christchurch Park Park to Rushmere, along the Fynn Valley to Witnesham. Pub stop at Barley Mow, returning via Westerfield and Christchurch Park (different entrance).
    20th August 09:45 WALK Stowmarket 12.5 miles Eric 07734 135170 Circular walk from Stowmarket to Rattlesden and back, pub stop at Five Bells. Meet at Stowmarket station, £3.00 to park or park on side streets.
    3rd September 09:45 WALK Earls Colne TBC Geoff 07841 398635
    10th September 09:45 WALK Dunwich TM476628 12 miles Simon P 07743 291440 Meet at Sizewell Gap car park (at time of writing parking costs £1 per day) There are toilets at the start, middle and end of this walk. This walk starts beside the looming hulk of Sizewell power station and follows tracks and paths across Sandlings heaths and beside the sea. On the way, visit the pretty village of Eastbridge, mysterious Dunwich and the National Trust's Dunwich Heath estate. We'll also pass the RSPB's nature reserve at Minsmere. Our lunch stop will be on the beach at Dunwich, where you'll be able to buy fish and chips from the famous Flora Tea Rooms.
    17th September 09:45 WALK Ipswich 10 miles Sarah Shepperd 07917 583094 Meet at entrance to Belstead Brook Park at the bottom of cottingham Road, Ipswich. A circular walk from the outskirts of Ipswich to Freston. Toilets at Jimmies Farm and Suffolk Food Hall.
    24th September 09:45 WALK TBC TBC Dan L 07877 274476
    29th September
    SOCIAL
    Weekend away. Meal in Stokenchurch SU760964 Ingaret 07746 546711 / Dan B 07505 067726 Weekend away in The Chilterns. Depending on numbers the plan is to eat at the Royal Oak, Church Street, Stokenchurch, HP14 3TH. Please let either Dan B or Ingaret know before the 15th September if you will be attending the meal so the booking can be confirmed with the Royal Oak.
    30th September 09:45 WALK Weekend away. Circular walk from Cadmore End SU784926 15 miles Dan B / Ingaret Meet outside Cadmore End Church Gate. Church Road, Cadmore End. HP14 3PJ. Please park on the grass strip, on your right (opposite the common) as you enter Church Road from Marlow Road, B482. The church gate is approx a 100m walk further down Church Road. This circular walk passes through a variety of varying landscapes from beech woodland to open hilly countryside with Red kites flying overhead. There will be a pub stop mid afternoon.
    30th September 7:30pm SOCIAL Weekend away. Evening meal at The Tree at Cadmore SU777931 Dan B / Ingaret The evening meal will be at the Tree at Cadmore, on Marlow Road between Stokenchurch and Cadmore End. HP14 3PF. Please let Dan B or Ingaret know before the 15th September if you will be attending the meal so final numbers can be confirmed with the Tree.
    1st October 09:45 WALK Weekend away in the Chilterns - Circular walk from Studley Green SU784954 9 miles Dan B / Ingaret Meet in the car park in front of Studley Green Garden Store, Wycombe Road (A40), Studley Green, HP14 3XB. This circular walk also passes through various woodland and open hilly countryside. There will be a pub stop after lunch. The walk should be completed by 3pm allowing time for a snack / drink in the Garden Store cafe before heading home. The garden store is about 1.5 miles from junction 5 of the M40. Toilets available in the Garden Store.
    8th October 10:30 WALK Manningtree, Lawford and Flatford TM093322 6 + 5 miles Chris 07751 481679 Joint figure of 8 walk with Norfolk Solemates from Meet at Manningtree station. Note later start time to allow time for people coming from Norfolk. Morning loop heads south across Essex plains to Little Bromley. Optional Sunday Roast in the middle at Hearts Delight Garden Centre (toilets). The afternoon loop heads to Flatford (toilets and optional tea stop) on the border of Suffolk before following the banks of the Stour Estuary, Nature Reserve and The White Bridge back to Manningtree station.
    22nd October 09:45 WALK Rattlesden TL978591 8 miles Lisa 07769 824349 Meet at Rattlesden Church. Walking towards Buxhall.
    4th November 12:30 SOCIAL Newton Green TBC Ingaret 07746 564711 Lunch at the Saracens Head, Newton Green followed by scheduling for the forthcoming walks programme. Meet at 12:30 prompt for lunch. Please let Ingaret know by 27th October if you will be attending. You may just join us for the lunch, staying on for the walk scheduling is optional.
    5th November 09:45 WALK TBC Jamie 07799 661710
    19th November 09:45 WALK TBC Susannah 07716 798829
    24th / 25th November WEEKEND TRIP Late Autumn / Pre Christmas weekend in Norfolk / Thetford. 8 miles Sat/8 miles Sun Chris 07751 481679 Please let Chris know if you would be interested in a weekend away to beat those winter blues. Last year we were based in Premier Inn (good prices for advanced bookings) on the edge ofThetford and walked in the surrounding forest, approx 8 or 9 miles on Saturday with a shorter walk on Sunday. Evening meal on Saturday at the The Warrener (next door to the hotel), depending on numbers interested.
    3rd December 09:45 WALK TBC Eric 07734 135170
    17th December 09:45 WALK Christmas walk followed by Christmas Lunch Jamie 07799 661710

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