Continuing the theme of exploring virtually traffic-free walks linking Ipswich town centre and the countryside, members and their guests are invited on 27 June to explore the surprisingly "green" townscapes encountered by Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path walkers approaching the town centre along the east bank of the Orwell. James Baker of the Greenways Project and Park Ranger colleagues will be on hand to provide insights into the problems (and some solutions) of maintaining a balance between public amenity and the protection of a fragile environment.
We will use Bus 33 from the railway station dep 9.30 am or from Dogs Head Street at 9.34 am (the bus stop is on the comer of St Stephen's Lane, outside Pals) to Windermere Close/ Braziers Wood Road. The standard single fare is £ 1. 10, less with appropriate discount card. Pay driver on entry. Ipswich Buses have an exact fare policy, so have change handy. The walk route is via Brazier's Wood (scene of Herculean efforts by Ipswich Society work parties in the 1970s), then Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path to Orwell Country Park, Piper's Vale, Landseer and Holywells Parks, Ipswich Docks to Stoke Bridge. 4.5 miles. Some steep inclines and possibly mud. Stout footwear essential. Bring a drink for brief refreshment stops. Children welcome, but no dogs. Maximum number 25.
Phone ROGER WOLFE 01473 726649 to book.