June 2021 Update

Dear all

Hopefully you have managed some great walks in this lovely weather that we have been having. It has been good to be able to walk in groups again.

Upcoming walks currently listed on the website are:

Sunday 13th June - Bill Anderson Memorial Walk.

22 miles from Hingham White Hart Pub at 9am. Mostly country paths going under MD Railway then to Mattishall going west to skirt Dereham and South through Reymerston where little Nellie was born and then back to Hingham.

Leader Martin Watson 

Wednesday 16th June - Iken Cliffs Mid Week Walk

20 miles from Iken Cliffs Car Park IP12 2EN at 9am. Walking Through Tunstall Forest around Bentwaters, Campseash and Tunstall. Free Parking.

Leader Martin Watson 

Sunday 20th June - Valley Sally-A Brett Box Original

19miles from the free car park adjacent to Hadleigh Swimming Pool opposite The Cock Inn IP7 5BP at 9am. Starting Hadleigh in the Brett Valley visiting Kersey and Boxford then following the river Box to Polstead. Returning via Dollops Wood and Bullocky Fen. Limited to 15 places, please email leader. 

Leader Ray Orman 

Saturday 26th June - Group AGM & Walk To Debenham and Back

12 miles starting at Ashes Farm Oak Farm Lane Mendlesham IP145TE. The AGM will be held at 1pm at Ashes Farm in the garden with refreshments. Followed by a tractor and trailer ride talk by Simon on farm cropping landscape and history.

Leader: Simon Colchester 

Due to the retirement of two committee members we have two vacancies to fill. It is not an onerous task, about 5 meetings a year and I hope we are a friendly bunch. We would love to see some new faces join us, if you are interested in joining us and would like to know any more information about what is involved please email me.

All the leaders can also be contacted via WhatsAppas well as email, if you are not part of the group please email me and I will send you a link to join.

Message from the 2022 Hundred committee:

As part of the LDWA's new history group, and an opportunity for members from across the country to meet up post-lockdown, from Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st July we are offering a week of social walks, mostly following the route of the EBB100 (with a few detours to places of interest which we couldn't quite fit on the event route). Each day’s distance will be limited to around 13-15 miles, as we’ll be stopping regularly to appreciate the historic bits. The week will give a historical tour of the West Midlands, from the medieval castles of Warwick and Kenilworth to the Industrial Revolution in Birmingham and the Coventry Blitz, with literary connections including JRR Tolkien, George Eliot and of course the most famous Warwickshire native – William Shakespeare.
Please note that this is not a package holiday – participants will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation and food (although Julian may arrange a pub evening or two...). Each day’s walk will start and end at a station for ease of access; we recommend that, rather than moving on each day, you stay in Birmingham for the duration of the trip and take the train to the start of each walk. There is no obligation to sign up for the whole week: members living close enough are welcome to join individual day(s) as they wish.
I would appreciate it if anyone wishing to join us, whether for the whole week or individual day(s), could indicate provisional interest to give us an idea of likely numbers. Please email  2022hundred@ldwa.org.uk

Congratulations to all those who entered the 2020 Virtual - Y 100 Sir Fynwy, particularly if you managed to complete it! There are many accounts of individual experiences on the LDWA Facebook page and Julian has been sending out on our WhatsApp group accounts from different participants that are well worth looking at.

The walks calendar is filling up nicely now, but if you would like to try leading a walk please contact me or our walks secretary, Jane Audsley - janeaudsley@msn.com  Experienced and new walk leaders welcome, walks can be at the weekend or mid-week on a Wednesday.

Happy Walking