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

10th June Wadesmill Feathers PH Car Pk, TL359175 P/Code: CM22 7WE
24th June Quendon Village Hall Car Pk, TL 513301 P/Code: CB11 3XQ
2nd September Newport Station Car Park, TL522335 P/Code: CB11 3PL
Hello All
We had a fascinating walk in April, starting at the Herts and Essex hospital car park, through the Bishop’s Stortford Golf club and crossing to the Flitch Way, we wove across and under the several M11/Stansted Airport several approach roads – these link the old bridleway tracks which have been upgraded to include the cyclist!! They are fully signed “To” Bishop’s Stortford….but this beautiful track did just end rather abruptly at Birchanger Lane with no further indication of which way the cyclist should go to reach Bishop’s Stortford.

I have subsequently heard that the rejuvenated Public Right of Way track is SO GOOD that at Birchanger, cars have tried to use it, sadly ending up in the ditches and having to be rescued by tractor.
Also in April, we we led out along the relatively new concessionary paths in Albury.

These tracks are very good and provide a super walk across lovely Hertfordshire countryside. Again, an excellent walk. June sees us dive into Hertfordshire again starting at Wadesmill then later in the month back to Essex starting at Quendon Village Hall making use of part of the Harcamloway.

In July and August Leaders take a rest perhaps to enjoy individual exploration through the summer months, and we recommencing on Sunday the 2nd September with a 10am departure from Newport rail station.

Now I made reference to the disappearing twitchells in Bishop’s Stortford. Thank you to everyone who so very kindly took the time to me an e-mail. However, there does not appear to be no really strong concern at their demise, and surprisingly, little positive response from within BSDFA.

It is very difficult to have a lost path acknowledged as a Public Right of Way as there are many hoops to jumps to pursue the local County Council that there is a case to do so. Is this a hurdle which we can take?

All regards

Daphne Wallace-Jarvis, Publicity Officer:

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