A vibrant community
The Mendlesham Walking Group was created in 2010. Since then the group has been meeting regularly to enjoy good company and walk within the parish and surrounding areas. The walks are advertised in the Mendlesham Parish Magazine, subscribers of e-news and on the Facebook page "Spotted in Mendlesham".
In 2021, despite the challenges of the Pandemic, and with the help of Suffolk County Council and the Mendlesham Community Council, Mendlesham Parish joined the wide range of Discover Suffolk Leaflets. The leaflet provides facts and information about our villages as well as 3 walking routes of varying length.
Regular walks include short strolls of 1-2 miles and longer walks of 3-5 miles, at a slightly quicker pace. They start from the school car park, at 10.30am. Toilet facilities are limited but we do have access to the 50:50 Shop nearby, the local pub or church in the village. Walk leaders can provide further advice and assistance. For the 2022 monthly programme click here
On some occasions we may venture outside the parish, taking a short car journey and perhaps even ending at a nice pub for lunch!
We also offer encouragement and support for people who, for whatever reason, want to improve their health and fitness but can only do short walks. The Mendlesham Movers Health Walks are supported by One Life Suffolk. See https://onelifesuffolk.co.uk/our-services/health-walks where you can select and register a walk.
To download the Mendlesham Walks click here.
Dogs and Children (with a responsible Human Adult!) are all welcome. You will be asked to read our Information and Disclaimer leaflet when you join us for the first time. Click here to view in advance.
Each year we participate in the Suffolk Walking Festival http://www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/ and in 2018 were linked to the national “Walkers are Welcome” scheme via the Eye accreditation. See www.walkersarewelcome.org.uk Click on Eye and visit the local webpage of the Eye Outdoors
For walks further afield within the county, visit https://www.discoversuffolk.org.uk/
Not only do we enjoy walking we help ensure that the footpaths are maintained and liaise with our Parish Council if things are amiss. Contact Sharon Jones at email@example.com. If you find a problem on any of the footpaths in Suffolk, you can report them directly via https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads-pavements-and-verges/obstructions-on-roads-and-footways/
If you would like further advice or information about any of the walks, or, would like to become a walk leader, please contact Angie on 01449 766483 or Text 07485 681899, or Rachel on 07971 910279