Walks

The Association is organising three walks in 2019.

For booking form and payment options for all walks, please click here.

Friday 5th July: Circular walk on the Butley including the Butley Ferry.
Meet at The Froize car park at for a 10am start. Coffee will be available from 9.30.
The walk will start and end at The Froize at Chillesford and will take in the iron age settlement on Burrow Hill and a crossing of the Butley Ferry, which is sponsored by The Association, before returning to Chillesford along the east bank of the Butley River by kind permission of Sir Edward Greenwell and the Watson family. The walk will finish with a sandwich lunch at The Froize. Dogs on leads are welcome. £12.50 per person for walk and/or lunch. Members and guests only.

Sunday 28th July: Walk to support the Estuary Trust Flotilla.
The Alde and Ore Estuary Trust are organising a Flotilla of swimmers and self propelled craft from Aldeburgh to Orford on 28th July and in support The Association is arranging a series of walking options along the river bank to watch the event.
Various options are available, bearing in mind that even the slowest swimmers with the tide under them will be faster than walkers.
1. A 2 ½ hour walk from Cowton (directions will be given when you book) to Orford along the river wall. Start at Cowton by 9.15, parking your car there by kind permission of Simon and Sheena Barrow, and walk along the river wall to beyond Ferry Point in time to see the first start at 10am (starts will be staggered over some 30 minutes). Then continue along the river wall to Orford.
Return from Orford can either be by mini bus or, depending on numbers, the Association will organise getting lifts for drivers back to Cowton to pick up their cars and then pick up their own party from Orford.
2. Start at Cowton as above and take the 30 minute walk to the river wall at Ferry Point opposite the Martello Tower, watch the starts and then return to Cowton. Drive by car to Orford to see the flotilla as it arrives in Orford .
3. Start at Orford, walk up the river bank until the first wave of the flotilla comes down river and then walk back to Orford cheering the succession of water competitors/participants as they pass you.
Then we all assemble at Orford Sailing Club for a bring-your-own picnic to meet the participants; sitting on the river wall, there will be more to see on the river as Orford Sailing Club also have a training day from1pm
£10 per person which includes a donation to the Estuary Trust. Please feel free to donate more. Chilkdren under 12 are free but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Open to all – members and non-members

(If you would like to join the flotilla as a participant, please see details on the AOET site).

Friday 6th September: A day on Havergate Island.
10.15 am assemble on Orford Jetty, returning approx. 3.30pm.
The RSPB have very kindly agreed to take a party to Havergate Island by boat (about 20 minutes each way) to spend the day on the island, bird watching and enjoying walking around the island with a guide. At this time of year there should be plenty of birds to see. We can also see the new spillway at the north end of the Island, described in the Spring Newsletter.
The walking is over uneven and in places heavily grassed land so please come prepared with suitable footwear and clothing and bring your own picnic lunch and drinks, plus of course binoculars, telescopes and cameras if you wish. Sorry, but no dogs. £15 per person.

For booking form and payment options for all walks, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Full reports of all walks will be included in the autumn Newsletter.

If you have any walks which you would like to do or areas of the estuary which you would like to explore, please do contact us at walks@aldeandore.org. All suggestions gratefully received.