Walks and Events Programme - 2018

Important notice

Sunday walks are arranged on a week-to-week basis, apart from the second Sunday programmed walks which are led by Peter Abrey.

For more information please contact Pat Southgate, Jean Madams or Barbara Stoten.    If you would like to lead a Sunday walk they will always be pleased to hear from you.

Contact Numbers

Pat Southgate - 01702 710142

Jean Madams - 01702 479651

Barbara Stoten - 01268 566201

Pat Southgate  

Jean Madams

Barbara Stoten

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Sat 6th

CHALKWELL STATION – Seafront walk.

Susan (W)

01702 332696

Sat 13th

BELFAIRS PARK – Meet outside old café.


01702 522704

Sun 14th

THORPE BAY – A walk through Shoebury Old Rangers and Garrison with a meal at the Shorehouse Harvester pub.  Meet Thorpe Bay Gardens near the tennis courts and junction with The Broadway, at 10am – 5½ miles.

Please book.

Peter (A)

01268 777245

Sat 20th

ROCHFORD – Meet Back Lane CP, off South Street near roundabout.


01702 337215

Sat 27th

WESTCLIFF, PRITTLE BROOK to PRIORY PARK – Meet CP Eastwood Boulevard, Albany Corner.

Doreen (G)

01702 521944


Sat 3rd

THUNDERSLEY – Meet Rayleigh Weir, Stadium Way near Argos – local walk.

Doreen (N)

01268 772661

Sat 10th

BENFLEET – Meet School Lane CP.  Hadleigh Downs walk.


01702 343594

Sun 11th

MALDON Circular walk with morning coffee and light lunch onboard Sailing Barge Resourceful – Topsail Charters’ new permanent tearoom – 4 miles.  Please book.

Peter (A)

01268 777245

Sat 17th

RAYLEIGH – Grove Woods CP, end of Grove Rd on LH side, beyond school.  No.20 bus.

Doreen (S)

01268 774158

Sat 24th

SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERS – Meet Riverside CP, Marsh Farm Rd.  Lift Rayleigh Stn 1.30pm – please advise.

Judy & Terry

01245 321597

MARCH, 2018

Sat 3rd

HADLEIGH COUNTRY PARK – Meet Salvation Army CP, Castle Lane.


01268 753515

Sat 10th

TWO TREE ISLAND – Meet CP opposite Leigh Refuse Tip.

Ann (D)

01268 752438

Sun 11th

CHELMSFORD – Tarmac stroll with a meal at the Toby Carvery, Springfield – 5½ miles.  Please book.

Peter (A)

01268 777245

Sat 17th

THUNDERSLEY – Meet CP Hart Rd, corner of Dark Lane.

Sue & Iris

01268 751693

Sat 24th


SLIDESHOW – Rayleigh Methodist Church Hall.  A presentation by David Clarke entitled: “Some of my favourite Gardens.”  FREE admission and refreshments will be served.

Also taking bookings for our summer Coach Trip to Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum, on Sunday 10th June.


Sat 31st


BURNHAM – Via train from Battlesbridge – Meal at the Toby Carvery, Runwell.  This is a 2-hr walk, stopping at the Parlour Café, Creeksea Place Barns for tea/coffee etc.  Meet Battlesbridge Stn 1.30pm.  Lift available Rayleigh Stn 1.15pm – please advise.  Please book early.

Peter (A)

01268 777245

APRIL, 2018

Sat 7th

EASTWOOD – Morrison’s CP, Western Approaches. No.9 bus.


01702 522054

Sat 14th


Jean (B)

01268 780373

Sat 21st

HANNINGFIELD RESERVOIR – Meet CP near Restaurant. Lift available Rayleigh Stn 1.30pm – please advise.


01268 733229

Sat 28th

CHALKWELL STATION – Seafront walk.


01702 471995

MAY, 2018

Sat 5th

HULLBRIDGE – Meet Ferry Rd CP next to Anchor pub.


01268 781177

Sat 12th

CANVEY – Meet Labworth Café, seafront CP.  No.21 bus.

Margaret (M)

01268 793189

Sun 13th

HEYBRIDGE BASIN – Morning coffee at The Lock Tiptree Tearoom and a meal at the Jolly Sailor pub – 4 miles.  Please book.

Peter (A)

01268 777245

Sat 19th

RAYLEIGH – Victoria Rd CP, off Hockley Rd.  “Cuppa.”


01268 776285

Sat 26th

SOUTHEND – Meet top of Pier Hill, bottom of High St.

Margaret (O)

01702 527854

JUNE, 2018

Sat 2nd

RAWRETH – Meet Church Rd CP off A1245.  Lift available Rayleigh Stn 1.40pm – please advise.  “Cuppa.”


01268 763838

Sat 9th


Sun 10th

BRESSINGHAM COACH TRIP See above for full details.

Sat 16th

BELFAIRS PARK – Meet outside old café CP.

Jean (B)

01268 780373

Sat 23rd

HADLEIGH COUNTRY PARK – Meet Salvation Army CP, Castle Lane.

Jean & Viv

01268 780373

Sat 30th

PIER WALK – Meet Pier entrance.

Jean & Helen

01268 780373

JANUARY, 2018 If you would like to download a PDF version of the Events for Jan - June 2018, select the image  > Leigh HF Jan - Jun 2018.pdf

-   01702 710142

-   01702 479651

-   01268 566201


● The 2018 Coach Trip will be to Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum, Norfolk with Cooks Coaches, on Sunday 10th June.

The cost is £29 which includes admission.  Bookings can be made by phoning Peter Abrey on 01268 777245, or at the Slideshow on 24th March.

Please note:

Saturday walks start at 2.00pm unless otherwise stated.  Duration of walks about 2 hours; distance 3 - 4 miles.

Sunday walks, listed here, meet at 10.00am at Rayleigh Mill Hall Car Park for car share, unless otherwise stated. 

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