Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Wilbraham River Protection Society guided Walk

Dear Friends of Wilbraham River

We will be holding our third annual river walk on Sunday 5th June 2011.

This time it will be a circular walk starting at Little Wilbraham (Hawk Mill Farm), through Little Wilbraham Fen SSSI (along Long Drove) to Quy Roundabout, then back along the river to Hawk Mill Farm, a distance of about 5 km. We will walk mostly along public access pathways, and will be accompanied by a bird expert, so bring your binoculars.

The walk will start at 2.00 pm on Sunday afternoon from Hawk Mill Farm Little Wilbraham. We expect it will finish at around 4.00 pm back at Hawk Mill Farm where light refreshments will be available. There is an option for people not wanting to walk the whole route of joining the walk at Quy roundabout (parking in the large layby on the A1303). Transport will be available to return walkers to this starting point if required.

Please note the following important points if you are considering whether to come:
  • We anticipate the walk will take about 2 hours,
  • Parking is available at Hawk Mill Farm (at your own risk),
  • The walk will be guided and we ask you to stick to the route at all times,
  • You will be walking in open countryside and farmland and not necessarily on marked tracks – some of the route may be boggy. Please bring appropriate footwear and clothing to suit these conditions,
  • The walk will not cross any roads or fences. However, there may be farm stock in one of the fields we cross. Walkers should take responsibility for their own safety at all times,
  • Dogs should be kept under control and on leads at all times,
  • Please try to keep reasonable close to others on the walk,
  • Please take care when crossing hazards such bridges,
  • Please do not attempt to feed or touch any cattle on the route,
  • Please stay a safe distance from the water at all times,
  • The walk is not suitable for buggies, small toddlers or those with restricted mobility

(We are sorry for such a long list of points, never-the-less all walkers must accept that they come at their own risk).
If you would like to join us, please contact us as soon as possible preferably by emailing the Chairman or Secretary:

John Smithson - hollycot@btinternet.com
Rebecca Lomas - bex@drcr.infobex

Please reply by Monday May 30th - and please let us know if you intend to join at Quy so we can let you know timings.

John Smithson
Chairman
Friends of Wilbraham River


Click for a Google-map to Hawk Mill Farm, Little Wilbraham

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