Walking in Essex

Welcome to the East Essex Friends Website

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East Essex Friends is part of the Ramblers who do short walks over distances of 4 – 5 miles covering the whole of the county and we are always delighted to welcome new members.

Walks are arranged twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays on a year round basis. All walks start at 10:30am and finish between 12:30pm and 1:00pm . Programmes are issued 3 times a year, each covering a 4 monthly period and details can be seen on this website. On most occasions we start and finish at a pub where we can pre-book lunch requirements. Staying for lunch is optional but the majority of attendees stay to enjoy this social aspect of the group.

The walk programmes include a variety of terrains and the leaders try to minimise road walking by keeping to field and woodland footpaths/tracks. As a group we walk at a speed that reflects the general good fitness of our members and we enjoy having new members along providing they feel comfortable with our normal pace.

We, also, try to maintain a strong social element within the group by arranging a variety of events which include days out,evening events, an annual lunch and weekends away.

New walkers are very welcome to join us as guests on two or three walks, but are required to join the Ramblers if they wish to walk regularly with the group and receive our programme.

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Our Walks Programme

Our walks programme is published 3 times a year.  EEF members please send an email to our Membership Secretary, Malcolm Lindsell, in order to receive the programme electronically. Having your email address means you can receive updates and changes to the programme as they occur.  

New walkers are very welcome to join us as guests on two or three walks, but are required to join the Ramblers if they wish to walk regularly with the group and receive our programme.


Shop at Tesco?

You can now join the Ramblers by using £11 Tesco Clubcard Vouchers to swap for your first years membership. Click on the Clubcard Logo for details.

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Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. Our nearest stores are Central London, Cambridge and Ipswich.

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And a 20% for your first purchase with the voucher which comes in the membership pack.

East Essex Friends Events


The day trip to Saville Gardens and River cruise was a great success and enjoyed by all.

 Roxwell Walk Wednesday 26th September buffet order form

  EEF AGM Saturday 13th October nomintion form

The Christmas Dinner will be at the Chimes Restaurant, Retttendon on Saturday 8th December. Full details and Menu’s will be sent out later in year. Contact Cliff and Pat for details

Spring trip from Friday 12th April to Sunday 14th April 2019.  The trip will be to Warwickshire. We will be staying at the Hotel Mercure Walton Hall & Spa in Wellesbourne. It is located between Stratford on Avon and Warwick, set in approx. 65 acres and has a pool and spa. This will also include a visit to Warwick and the Castle. The full cost and itinerary will be forwarded in the very near future Contact Peter Fabb  

Essex Area

The East Essex Friends are one of the groups within the Essex Area

Click here to read the last copy of the Essex Area Newsletter.

To read a letter from the Essex Chair on Network Rails Level crossing Closure programme click here


Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking
Saturday, August 18, 2018