Mid October


Social Walks

We have two more social walks in October – one in Hertfordshire and one in Essex. At the moment there is just  one social  walk planned in November, a walk in the Hertford area on 5th November. There will be more details about this walk on the web site soon.  

There are still plenty  of gaps for more social walks on our walks calendar: Essex & Herts LDWA - Available Walks Dates 2023  If you have any queries, just get in touch  with Lizzie : essexandherts.walks@ldwa.org.uk

THURSDAY 26th October:  Autumn Ramble in East Herts. 20 miles. 9.30am,  Finchcroft Stables, Thorley Lane West. CM23 4BN. Leader: Jane Skinner 07757 916 138

Leaving Finchcroft Stables, where your cars are safely parked behind locked gates, we will walk along a network of bridleways & quiet lanes to Standon for the lunchtime stop (Standon has two pubs a village shop & a very long ford!). The return leg is via Albury & will include a brief tour of the vineyard at Four Acres, Little Hadham where the owner will talk about his wine and sparkling cider production. An opportunity to purchase wine & cider on the day – bring cash or credit/debit card if interested. Approx. 30 mins walk from Four Acres Vineyard to return to Finchcroft Stables around 4.30pm. Please let me know if you are coming so we have an idea of numbers  for the vineyard tour. Well behaved dogs welcome. Please contact Jane any time via text or WhatsApp to book your place on this walk. 

Sunday 29th October: Walk Along the Sea Wall. 20 miles, 9am  Tillingham, Westfield car park, Tillingham  CM0 7TR (Opposite the church) Leaders: Linda & Terry (Linda 07773 122276)

From Tillingham we will make our way to St Peters Chapel for  our morning stop, then along the sea wall to  Bradwell on Sea and the marina. Lunch will either be there or at St Lawrence Bay. After lunch we will head back  to  Tillingham on the St Peter's Way.

Challenge Walks

Blackwater Marathon: This is your last chance to enter the 2023 Blackwater Marathon as entries close this Sunday.  The route descriptions and GPX files are now available on our website: Essex & Herts LDWA - Blackwater Marathon 2023

If you have entered, please note the change of venue. The event will now start from Maldon Rugby & Cricket Club. The car park is accessed from Scraley Road, Heybridge CM9 8JA (GR: TL 866 085).  Take the next turning on the right after the entrance  for  Heybridge Swifts FC.

Stansted Stagger, Sunday 7th January 2024:  SiEntries - Stansted Stagger

Essex Walker, Sunday April 14 2024: This one’s just a date for your diaries at  the moment.  New 27 or 17 mile routes for 2024 heading south from Galleywood Heritage Centre to the village of Stock, then taking a scenic circular tour of Hanningfield Reservoir.

That's all  for this update - Happy Walking everyone!

Jackie  essexandherts@ldwa.org.uk

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