Most of the ancient footpaths and bridleways which once linked Ipswich town
centre and the surrounding countryside have been lost to suburban
development, but a few routes have survived and continue to provide
virtually traffic-free links for walkers to enjoy.
In addition to the existing, Gipping Valley River Path and the Stour and
Orwell Walk, two new routes have been identified for which the names
Fonnereau. Way and Churchman's Way have been suggested. To allow members and
friends to sample these proposed routes two gently paced guided walks have
Sunday, 22 June, Fonnereau Way, 2.75 miles.
Meet at Ipswich rail station
for 9.50 am train to Westerfield. (Ticket from booking office before
travel.) Walk back along country paths via Grove Farm to Christchurch Park.
[See cover photo.]
Sunday, 6 July, Churchman's Way, 2.75 miles.
Meet 10.30 am at Princes Street
bridge, near pedestrian entrance to West End Road car park. Walk via
Gippeswyk Park, Crane Hill, Chantry Park and footpath to Sproughton. Picnic
stop on riverside Millennium Green (pub nearby). Return to Ipswich either by
bus or walk Gipping Valley River Path to Princes Street, 3 miles.
No need to book for either walk, but please phone Roger Wolfe (0147-3
726649) a few days before each event to check the arrangements. Bring
suitable clothing and footwear for country walking; possibly also a picnic
for 6 July.