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Welcome to your Essex and Herts March update

Firstly, following the lifting of COVID restrictions in England, the LDWA NEC have issued this update regarding our walking activities: News from the LDWA

Equipment:  Georgie has asked me to pass on the following request: If you are holding any E&H equipment could you please let me have details in order that the equipment list can be updated before the next E&H event.  Many thanks, Georgie.   georgiehogg@btinternet.com

March Social Walks 

Sunday 6th March:  'boats came in time past....'  (18 miles) 9am, Radwinter Recreation Ground, off Water Lane CB10 2TZ In 1587 William Harrison recorded in his book 'The Description of England' that in the Middle Ages corn was transported from the village of Radwinter to Beeleigh Abbey by water via the Rivers Pant and Blackwater. This information was taken from the introduction in Helen Walker's fascinating new booklet 'Radwinter to Beeleigh Abbey - A long-distance walk following a medieval route-way through the heart of Essex'. We will be following the first section of Helen's route to Great Bardfield Watermill, then returning above the Pant Valley.  Leader Peter Tremain peter.tremain@live.co.uk. Peter will have copies of the booklet for sale (£5)

Sunday 13th March: Essex Walker Marshals' walk: details will be sent to all marshals shortly.

Sunday 20th March: Back to Ware (c18miles) 9am Kibes Lane long stay car park,  off New Road Ware, SG12 7BS.  Please let Georgie know if you wish to come: 07740 812334  georgiehogg@btinternet.com

Sunday 27th March: Wood's Walk (17 miles) 9am Mayes Lane car park, Danbury CM3 4NJ  A circular walk taking in various woodlands, with the morning break at the Paper Mill Lock and the lunch break at  Woodham Walter.  Ian Wood  ianwood68@gmail.com

We also have a couple of social walks planned for April – Phil Hastings is organising another Weston Easy Amble in Hertfordshire on Saturday 2nd April, and Linda’s traditional Good Friday walk can finally take place.

Our Walks Secretary Lizzie has put a list of Available Walk Dates on our website, and she would love to hear from anyone thinking of leading a walk in the next  few months 

Essex Walker There's still time to put you name down for the Essex Walker, with  a choice of 26 or 17 miles on Sunday  10th April

Newsletter The future of our Newsletter was discussed at the AGM. While the consensus of opinion was that our members still enjoy receiving and reading it, from the Editor's point of view it is increasingly difficult  to  get  sufficient  material for it. One of the suggestions made was that we reduce the number of newsletters to two per year rather than three. So, as a trial I have delayed this latest edition till March, and I will publish the next one at the beginning of September. And now with social and challenge walks and holidays happening again there is plenty of scope for you all  to put pen to  paper (or finger to  keyboard) and tell us all  about your exploits. Send your offerings to jackieburnett92@btinternet.com 

And as usual, I am indebted to those of you who have contributed to the March copy.which  you can read here:  Newsletter 140, March 2022

And to  finish, a very  angry  pig , one of the many  animals  spotted on the recent All Creatures Great  and Small  walk around London. and  snapped by  Richard. 

Enjoy your walking,

Jackie

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