Installation of steps on Sweffling Footpath 8 on the steep slope down to the Gull - 6 February 2020
The Alde Valley Footpath Working Party Group operates in the same territory as the main walking group and meets about twice a month in the evening during the Summer months and about once a month on a morning during Winter. Click on appropriate the panel on the left to see our upcoming venues and what we have done recently.
Our practical work is all done with the blessing of the Suffolk County Council Rights of Way Office and is not all heavy by any means. Many of our meetings consist of surveying routes in order to note and report problems. We might routinely carry out light repairs on these outings, for example, trimming back vegetation, placing waymarker discs and litter-picking. When the ground is softer, we may tackle sleeper bridge building/repairs, step building and installing waymarker posts.
The sessions last for 2 to 21/2 hours and we refresh ourselves afterwards in a nearby pub.
Steps installed on dangerous slope down to stream on Footpath 32 at Cratfield 21 Feb 2020.
The members of the working party participate in the Group's Footpaths sub-committee. As such, they decide, in conjunction with the Group's Footpaths Secretary, Access Officer and Countryside Officer what the Ramblers' will say as a statutory consultee in response to proposals for changes to the rights of way network, open access land and matters affecting the countryside.
We have a planning meeting twice a year to formulate our programme. The Group walks programme is also discussed.
All Group members are welcome to our meetings.
Suggestions for surveys or work to be done are always welcome