All of our walks leaders are volunteers from within the group. Although it is not expected that every member will lead a walk, those that do are greatly respected for their vital contribution to the walks programme, without which there would be no group.
If you would like to volunteer to lead a walk in the next programme, please contact the Programme Secretary, Gareth Evans on 01473 719289. You can design the walk yourself or get it from a book. It is advisable to pre-walk a new walk shortly before you lead it to familiarise yourself and to check that no part of the route is unsuitable. You do not need to pre-walk it before submitting details for the programme unless you wish to, as you do not need to specify the exact route in the walk description. However, it is important to check parking arrangements and public transport times (if applicable) before submitting the walk description.
The main details required in a walk description are the start location and time, the approximate mileage and a summary of the area covered by the walk. If you have never led a walk before, why not have a go? It isn’t as difficult as you might think and most people that do lead one for the first time go on to lead many more. Talk to someone who has already led a few walks and they can give you advice and moral support.
information on leading a walk
with our group can be found here.
of Way - Your
When out walking you have no doubt come across broken or damaged sign and waymark posts; damaged or missing waymarks that had been fixed to posts; stiles and bridges in need of repair. In helping to keep public rights of way signed to enable others to follow the route, please report these defects giving location:- parish - route from 'x' to 'y' and if possible the national grid reference. Also unmarked cross-field paths, locked gates and overgrown vegetation obstructing paths etc., In the first instance these should be reported to Suffolk County Council Customer Services Direct team whose direct telephone number is 0845 6066067 or email email@example.com. It is only by reporting defects to the R of W officer that in most cases they become aware of the need for repair, renewal or taking action to remove obstructions.
For overgrown footpaths, you may also contact Neville - see
for walk leaders