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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.

The times shown are for leaving Saffron Walden Common car park (TL 540 385 Sat. Nav. CB10 1LX)unless otherwise stated. We leave promptly and share cars to the walk start points as parking is tight in places. Permission to park has been given where required.

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

Any questions? Please contact saffron-walden@hotmail.co.uk

Walk programme:
Sunday 20 March 2.00 pm
From Langley Community Centre car park.
Grid Ref: TL447 353
Postcode: CB11 4RY
Leader: Mike S
Tel: 01799 513386

Wednesday 23 March 10.00 am
Do NOT meet at the Common. The walk is from Ashdon windmill car park.
Grid Ref:TL494 425
Postcode: CB10 2JF
Walk distance: 3½ miles
Leader: George T
Tel: 01799 500878

Sunday 17 April 2.00 pm
From Newport, Chalk Farm Lane, off Debden Rd, rear of railway station.
Grid Ref: TL526 337
Postcode: CB11 3RX
Leader: John F
Tel: 01799 540982

Wednesday 27 April 10.00 am
Bluebell Walk
Do NOT meet at the Common. The walk is From Quendon Village Hall car park.
Grid Ref: TL512 301
Postcode: CB11 3XQ
Walk distance: 2 miles
Leader: Peter A
Tel: 01799 541646

Sunday 15 May 2.00 pm
From Hempstead, Great Dawkins, Wincelow Hall Rd, by Junction with Byway 8.
Grid Ref: TL637 393
Postcode: CB10 2PN
Leader: Peter H
Tel: 01799 521595

Wednesday 25 May 10.00 am
Do NOT meet at the Common. The walk is from Clavering village hall car park.
Grid Ref: TL481 325
Postcode: CB11 4QS
Walk distance: 3¼ miles
Leader: George T
Tel: 01799 500878

Sunday 19 June 2.00 pm
From, Littlebury Green, Howe Hall Farm.
Grid Ref: TL493 386
Postcode: CB11 4XF
Leader: Kate B
Tel: 01799 541389

Wednesday 29 June 10.00 am
Do NOT meet at the Common. The walk is from Thaxted, Margaret Street car park.
Grid Ref: TL611 311
Postcode: CM6 2QN
Walk distance: 3 miles
Leader: George T
Tel: 01799 500878

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 saffron-walden@hotmail.co.uk