November/December News

News from BSDFA

SUNDAY WALKS:  all Leaving at 10.00am      except**                                                               5/6 miles 

03 Dec            Refer to Website….no walk planned as yet…..                                  

17 Dec            Little Canfield, All Saints Church                                              GridRef: TL587209. Post code CM6-1SU

**26 Dec BOXING DAY DASH LEAVES AT 10.30AM Stansted Mountfitchet, Castle C/Park GridRef: 515248. Post code CM24-8LY

07 Jan 2018   Barkway Memorial, Park on road to the south                     GridRef: TL384354. Post code SG8-8BS

21  Jan            Refer to Website….no walk planned as yet…..

04 Feb             Little Hallingbury, Car park on the A1060                             GridRef: TL503174. Post code CM22 7RD

18 Feb             Standon Church. Park on road BUT NOT in front of the church GridRef: TL396222. Post code SG11 1LB

So a Very Happy Christmas and a Good New Year to You All!

In December there is a BSDFA walk  diarised for the 17th,  and there is the Boxing Day Dash on the 26th. Again in January 2018, there is only one walk diarised- on the 7th.  Really sorry, but this is owing to a lack of available walk leaders  but do check the website in case a walk has been slotted in at the last moment. A reminder, the Boxing Day walk leaves at 10.30.

There is a new Albury Walks leaflet, offering 3 self-guided walking routes of between 3 and 5.5 miles. (It is possible to create a figure of 8 walk of 4.5 and 5.5 miles to make a longer 10 mile walk.) The walks use public rights of way and permissive paths to explore the rolling countryside around the parish of Albury, including Patmore Heath, Albury Hall and Hadham Hall.

Albury Parish Council has been working with the Countryside Management Service to devise the routes and create this new leaflet. This has been developed through the Parish Paths Partnership, a programme funded by Hertfordshire County Council.

The leaflet can be found at local Hertfordshire libraries, but also it can be found on the “Walking and Cycling Routes” page of the Countryside Management Service Website. This and many other routes can also be downloaded from:-

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/recycling-waste-and-environment/countryside-management/walking-and-cycling-routes.aspx

Additionally, there is a super coloured booklet of local “Stansted Saunters” over varying distances, which may be obtained from the Stansted Parish Council (SPC) at Crafton Green (not the Day Centre). These walks were drawn up and tested by a local resident, Bill Stiles and was produced and published by the SPC.

Finally our own BSDFA booklet of Walks is available from the Stortford Information Office for £6

Photograph from BSDFA Archives

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