The Essex and South Suffolk CRP is pleased to announce two guided walks on 12 April from Bures and Chappel & Wakes Colne.
Walk one: The Three Bures Walk (10:50)
This walk will take in all three Bures Parishes - Bures Hamlet, Mount Bures and Bures St Mary - as well as two counties. Starting at Bures Station, the Three Bures walk will be a circular walk of about 5.5 miles, with a stop at the Thatchers Pub at Mount Bures for refreshment about halfway. About half the walk is on hard standing with some field walking, so sturdy footwear is neccessary. Walk time is about 2.5 to 3 hours, with a difficulty level of easy to moderate. Because of the terrain, pushchairs and wheelchair users would not find this walk accessible. Ascent and descent - 145 feet; paths - fields, minor roads and tracks, with some stiles. Dogs allowed but must be on a lead near livestock.
Walk two: Chappel & Wakes Colne Circular
Take the train to Chappel & Wakes Colne, where the walk begins at 10:25AM. Be on a guided circular walk from the station which takes in the two parish churches, Wakes Colne Mill, the Colne Valley and Chappel Viaduct ending back at the Swan Inn, Chappel, where you can take in refreshments before returning to the station. With a walk distance of around 4.4 miles and a difficulty level of easy to moderate, the paths are fields and woods so good footwear is essential. Pushchairs and wheelchair users will not find this walk accessible. Ascent and descent - 289 feet; dogs allowed and must be on a lead near livestock.
You can turn up on the day and both walks are covered by public liability insurance.
Train times to Bures:
Depart Marks Tey: 10:15, Chappel: 10:21 to wait at Bures for 20 minutes; Depart Sudbury: 10:42 to arrive in time for the walk.
Train times to Chappel:
Depart Sudbury: 09:42, Bures 09:49 to arrive at Chappel for a 30 minute wait. Depart Marks Tey at 10:15.