Walks and Events Programme - 2019

Saturday Walkers – Please note that the starting time has been changed to 12.00 noon GMT (Jan to Mar) and 2.00pm BST (Apr to Jun). Also, in the event of bad weather please phone the Walk Leader to see if the walk has been cancelled.

Sunday Walkers – There is a programmed walk on the first Sunday of most months, which is led by Peter Abrey.  As there is a meal at the end of each walk could you please let him know ASAP, and by the Thursday at the latest, if you will be attending.

The Coach Trip 2019 will be to Hemingford Abbots Open Gardens and Flower Festival, Cambridgeshire with Cooks Coaches, on Saturday 29th June.  The cost is £33, which includes admission to 25 gardens and a Ploughman’s Lunch.  Phone Peter Abrey on 01268 777245 to book.

The Group Holiday 2019 will be to Weston-super-Mare with Cooks – Mon 30th September to Fri 4th October.  Cost £319.  For full details see Cooks Holiday Brochure page 22, or at: www.cookscoaches.co.uk.   The pickup points will be the usual ones for Cooks, plus Rayleigh Station.

SATURDAY WALKS – DURATION ABOUT 2 HOURS; LENGTH 3 – 4 MILES.  WALKS START 12.00 NOON GMT (JAN TO MAR) AND 2.00PM BST APR TO JUN.

SUNDAY WALKS – MEET AT RAYLEIGH MILL HALL CAR PARK (RMH) FOR CAR SHARE, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.








Sat 5th

CHALKWELL STATION – Seafront walk

Susan W.

01702 332696

Sun 6th

CHELMSFORD – Tarmac stroll with a meal at the Toby Carvery, Springfield - 5½ miles.  Meet at 10.30am.  Please book.

Peter A.

01268 777245

Sat 12th

HAWKWELL – Clements Hall Leisure Centre; meet CP far right.  Lift available Rochford Stn. 11.40am, please advise.

Jean B.

01268 780373

Sat 19th

CANVEY HEIGHTS – Meet Labworth Café, Seafront CP.  No. 21 bus.

Margaret

01268 793189

Sat 26th

TWO TREE ISLAND – Meet CP opposite Leigh Refuse Tip.

Ann D.

01268 752438

FEBRUARY 2019

Sat 2nd

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

Vivien

01702 522704

Sun 3rd

THORPE BAY – A walk through Shoebury Old Ranges and Garrison with a meal at The Shorehouse Harvester PH.  Meet RMH 10.00am, or Thorpe Bay Gardens near the tennis courts and junction with the Broadway, at 10.30am.  Please book.

Peter A.

01268 777245

Sat 9th

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

Jean B.

01268 780373

Sat 16th

BELFAIRS PARK – Meet outside restaurant near CP.

Vivien

01702 522704

Sat 23rd

SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERS – Meet Riverside free CP, Marsh Farm Rd.  Lift available Rayleigh Stn.10.30am; please advise.

Judy & Terry

01245 321597

MARCH, 2019

Sat 2nd

WESTCLIFF Prittle Brook to Priory Park. Meet CP Eastwood Boulevard, Albany Corner.

Doreen G.

01268 776779

Sun 3rd

MALDON – Circular walk with morning coffee and light lunch onboard Sailing Barge Resourceful – 4 miles.  Meet 10.00am.  Please book.

Peter A.

01268 777245

Sat 9th

2.00pm

SLIDESHOW – Rayleigh Methodist Church Hall, Eastwood Road.  A presentation given by Tony Curtis entitled: “Romantic Rockies and Awesome Alaska.”  Admission is FREE and refreshments will be served.

● Also taking bookings for our Coach Trip to Hemingford Abbots Open Gardens and Flower Festival on Saturday 29th June .  

Sat 16th

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

Barney

01268 753515

Sat 23rd

BENFLEET – Meet Richmond Ave. free CP (smaller of 2).  Off High Rd. by Benfleet Tavern.


Jen

01702 781594

Sat 30th

RAYLEIGH GROVE WOODS – CP end of Grove Rd, beyond school on left.  No. 20 bus; “Cuppa.”

BRITISH SUMMERTIME BEGINS – CLOCKS 1 HOUR FORWARD

Doreen S.

01268 774158

APRIL, 2019

Sat 6th

HAWKWELL – Clements Hall Leisure Centre; meet CP far right.  Spencers and Magnolia Parks walk.  Lift available Rochford Stn.1.40pm – please advise.

Hilary

01702 343594

Sat 13th

THUNDERSLEY – Meet Runnymede Council Offices CP, Kiln Rd.  Local walk.

Doreen N.

01268 772661

Sat 20th

EASTER WEEKEND

HEYBRIDGE BASIN Circular walk, starting with afternoon tea in the Lock Tearoom and evening meal at the Jolly Sailor PH – 4 miles.  Meet Victoria Rd CP for car share at 12 noon.  Note earlier start time.  Please book.  Lift available Rayleigh Stn.11.45am – please advise.

Peter A.

01268 777245

Sat 27th

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

Diane

01268 733229

MAY, 2019

Sat 4th

BELFAIRS PARK – Meet outside restaurant, near CP.

Jean B.

01268 780373

Sun 5th

BURNHAM – Via train from Battlesbridge, with a meal at the Toby Carvery, Runwell.  Morning coffee at the Parlour Café, Creeksea Place Barns - 4½ miles.  Meet RMH 10.30am or Battlesbridge Stn. 10.45am.  Please book.

Peter A.

01268 777245

Sat 11th

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

Harry

01702 522054

Sat 18th

RAYLEIGH – Victoria Rd CP, off Hockley Rd.  Bring drink.

Olive

01268 776285

Sat 25th

SOUTHEND PIER WALK – Meet Pier entrance

Ann S.

01702 465021

JUNE, 2019

Sat 1st

RAWRETH – Meet Church Rd CP, off A1245.  Lift Rayleigh Stn. 1.40pm – please advise.  “Cuppa” at Garden Centre.

Jill

01268 763838

Sun 2nd

BRIGHTLINGSEA – Via East Mersea Ferry.  Morning coffee at the Coachhouse Coffee Shop, and Fish ‘n’ Chip lunch at Mac’s Plaice – 6/7 miles.  Meet 9.15am.  Please book.

Peter A.

01268 777245

Sat 8th

THORPE BAY – Meet Lifstan Way, seafront end.  Seafront walk.

Jean B.

01268 780373

Sat 15th

WAT TYLER COUNTRY PARK – Meet Pitsea Station CP.

Sue & Iris

07971 705673

Sat 22nd

HULLBRIDGE – Meet Ferry Rd CP, next to Anchor PH.

Helen

01268 784938

Sat 29th

HEMINGFORD ABBOTS OPEN GARDENS AND FLOWER FESTIVAL COACH TRIP – Sea above for full details.





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