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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 21 November 1.00 pm
From Berden Village Hall
Grid Ref: TL469 298
Postcode: CM23 1AE
Leader: Robert B
Tel: 07939 018803

Wednesday 1 December 10.00 am
Do NOT meet at the Common. The walk is from Ashdon Sewage Works
Grid Ref:TL584 432
Postcode: CB10 2HY
Walk distance: 3 miles
Leader: George T
Tel: 01799 500878

Sunday 19 December 1.00 pm
From Great Sampford, Homebridge Road opposite The Red Lion PH
Grid Ref: TL644 353
Postcode: CB10 2SB
Leader: Peter H
Tel: 01799 521595

Boxing Day 26 December 10.00 am
From Sewards End Village Hall car park
Grid Ref: TL571 384
Postcode: CB10 2LR
Walk distance: 4.25 miles
Leader: George T
Tel: 01799 500878

Sunday 16 January 1.00 pm
From Manuden, in wide street opposite Manuden House
Grid Ref: TL490 267
Postcode: CM23 1DH
Leader: Brian L
Tel: 01799 531392

Wednesday 26 January 10.00 am
Do NOT meet at the Common. The walk is from Coopers End, (Arkesden) park on verge where it joins Lorkin's Lane
Grid Ref: TL463 357
Postcode: CB11 4UX
Walk distance: 4 miles
Leader: George T
Tel: 01799 500878

Sunday 20 February 1.00 pm
From Langley Community Centre car park
Grid Ref: TL447 353
Postcode: CB11 4RY
Leader: Mike S
Tel: 01799 513386

Monday 28 February 10. am
Do NOT meet at the Common. The walk is from Finchingfield, Recreation Ground car park Stephen Marshall Avenue
Grid Ref: TL684 326
Postcode: CM7 4LZ
Walk distance: 4 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