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Walking in Essex

Saffron Walden and District Footpaths Association

The Saffron Walden and District Footpaths Association was formed in 1963 to encourage the use of footpaths in the area around Saffron Walden - approximately from Balsham to Stansted north and south, and from the Bumpsteads to Barley east and west. Membership is £5 per household per year. Newcomers and visitors are welcome on all our walks.

All our walks are approximately five miles long. (unless otherwise stated)

Any questions? Please contact

Walk programme:
Sunday 17th March
Whittlesford/Sawston. Parking in public car park by recreation ground.
Grid Ref: TL 475 482 Post Code: CB22 4ND
Leader: Lyndsay G

Sunday 21st April
Finchingfield. Parking at recreation ground car park (has toilets) and Stephen Marshall Avenue.
Grid Ref: TL 684 326 Post Code: CM7 4LZ
Leader: Peter H

Thursday 25th April
Bluebell walk Quendon. Permission to park in the Village Hall car park.
Grid Ref: TL 512 301 Post Code: CB11 3XQ
Leader: John F

Sunday 19th May
Butts Green, Clavering. Park on Brices Yard hard-standing.
Grid Ref: TL 452 339 Post Code: CB11 4RT
Leader:Kate B

Sunday 16th June
Berden. Park in village hall car park.
Grid Ref: TL 469 298 Post Code: CM23 1AE
Leader: Robert B

Newcomers and visitors are welcome on all our walks. You will need to be fit enough to walk 5 to 6 miles at a moderate pace. The ground can be uneven so suitable footwear is essential as is suitable clothing for the prevailing weather conditions on the day of the walk.

We do allow walkers to bring well behaved dogs with them but they must be kept on a lead when appropriate or when the leader requires it.
For further information please email