October 2021 Update

Please note, some individual's contact details have been removed, but please visit the future walks page.

Dear all

Welcome to your October walks update. Many thanks to our leaders that have put on walks for us recently, and before we leave September there is a lovely walk being led by Simon Colchester this Sunday . This has just been added to the calendar and is on the list below.

The first Sunday of October is the Flower of Suffolk challenge event. If you have not ventured back to events yet this could before you. It is a lovely walk along the Suffolk coast and inland on heathland around Minsmere and Dunwich - details below. If you would like to join a walk contact the walk leader and let them know.

Sun 26th Sep 2021- Under the Arches

Group Walk - 16ml. 09.00 Ashes Farm, End of Oak Farm Lane, Mendlesham, IP145TE. (GR TM110641). A circular walk off the beaten track, beyond Old Newton following a number of green lanes, visiting two churches on the way. If lucky there will be time for ice creams and refreshments after!. A suitable starter walk to the LDWA. . C: Simon Colchester

Sun 3rd Oct 2021 - The Flower of Suffolk

Challenge Event - 26 or 18ml. See below for further details.

Wed 6th Oct 2021 - Jungle book

Group Walk - 20ml. 09.00 Free car park near the Post office & Church. Church Rd, Felsham, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 0PJ GR. (GR TL947570). A walk to Preston St Mary with three ancient woodlands. This is a brisk paced walk looking to finish by 4:00. C: Simon Colchester

Sun 17th Oct 2021 - Under The Martello Towers in Reverse

Group Walk - 19ml. 08:30 Sutton Heath picnic site off the B1083 Woodbridge to Bawdsey Rd, Free car park on the left on a right-hand bend before Sutton village. IP12 3TG. (GR TM305475). Two estuaries and a shingle shore. C: Simon Colchester

Sun 24th Oct 2021 - Over the fields to Hadleigh

Group Walk - 20ml. 09.00 Loraine Victory Hall car park, Ship Lane Bramford. IP8 4AL. (GR TM124463). Starts in Bramford and sets off through Flowton and Aldham to Hadleigh, PASSING A GREGGS!! Then returns via Hintlesham and Burstall finishing with a short section of the Gipping Valley path. C: Carol Williams

Sun 31st Oct 2021 - Halloween Amble

Group Walk - 18ml. 09:00 Mulbarton Village Hall Car Park, The Common NR14 8JG. (GR TG193009). Please note this is a fast paced walk. C: Cas Wright

Upcoming Challenge Events

Sun 3rd Oct 2021 – The Flower of Suffolk  (Norfolk & Suffolk)

18 or 26 mile routes starting from Walberswick Village Hall, Ferry Road, Walberswick, IP18 6TZ. Car parking available in nearby pay and display car park. Entries open on SiEntries https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=8659 Starts: 08.00 slow walkers; 08.30 walkers; 09.00 runners; 09.30 fast runners. A scenic route on the Suffolk coast and inland on heathland footpaths around Minsmere and Dunwich. The route for 2021 will be similar to that of previous years.

Sun 21st Nov 2021 – Shillington Shuffle (Beds, Bucks and Northants)

12,18 or 26 mile routes starting from Barton-le-Clay Village Hall, MK45 4JY (GR TL 083 307). Entries open 1st Sept on SiEntries  https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=7149

Sun 9th Jan 2022 – 20th Stansted Stagger (Essex & Herts)

25.6 miles. A circular route with two outside checkpoints. Entry will be on SiEntries when open.

Sat 12th – Sun 13th Feb 2022 – The Winter Poppyline (Norfolk & Suffolk)

50 mile event in 22 hours. A Challenge based on previous events, through the undulating countryside of North Norfolk. Save the date!

2022 is the 50th anniversary of the LDWA and we are looking for suggestions on how we might celebrate this locally, as well as joining any national celebrations. If you have any ideas for walks or events please do email them to me.

Happy walking



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