Thursday Walk on August 20th

The above walk will take place, starting from The Red Lion, Sturmer. The organiser is Jerry Pavey. There will be a 5k and 10k walk. The starting time will be approximately 10:00 a.m.There will not be a meeting point in Haverhill. Walkers should make their own way to Sturmer, and meet at the pub.

If you are planning to take part in the walk, can you please let Jerry know (01440 703311,) or Ray know ( This will enable Jerry to organise sufficient walk leaders, as each group is limited to six.

The walk will also be available for those who want to walk on their own. Again, please let Jerry know, and he will then arrange for a copy of the walk description to be handed to you on the day. Please collect this by 10:15, as Jerry will be leading one of the groups.

Registration form and sanitiser will be available at the desk, but please bring you own PPE and the correct money for placing in the tin.

Food will be available. Jerry has reserved tables outside. We will order food before walking.

If you have any problems, please contact Jerry.

Photos taken by Philip Fick

This field of poppies was taken from the track through Bulmer brick works. The field very big and full of poppies, but the adjoining field had none. Later, there was lots of fields with a different type of poppy growing in them, for the production of morphine and cooking poppy seeds. The brick works dates back to the middle ages, and the building look that old, but apparently aren’t.  They still hand make bricks there today.




The farm house is the last surviving building at Purton Green. It was built in 1250, and has changed little since.It was derelict, but was restored 50 years ago by Landmark Trust. They let it out for holidays. There is no vehicular access, so wheelbarrows are provided for you to transport your belongings the quarter of a mile from the parking space at the end of the lane.(That’s assuming you can get through the ford to the parking space!).



New Permanent Trails Officer

As from February 1st, 2020,  Peter Addison will no longer be Permanent Trails Officer. This post will be held by

Max Eason
   1, Chapple Drive,
            CB9 0DG

All completed Permanent Trails Forms, plus a stamped, self-addressed envelope should be forwarded to him, not Peter.

His telephone number is 01440 705170. His email address is