Manningtree and Mistley Walk: Sunday 18th February

Text and pictures contributed by Simon

Ten hardy souls were not deterred by the early rain. The weather forecast proved to be accurate and the rain stopped by mid-morning. We caught a brief glimpse of a rainbow.

However, it was a bit damp underfoot in places. Some paths were very muddy and slippery. At one point we had to climb over a gate to bypass a flooded section of footpath.

Some of us enjoyed a brief drink stop at The Village Maid in Bradfield (with free mini roast potatoes – very welcome). We later found a trig point that marked the dizzy height of 36m above sea level.

Another good day in good company; thanks to everyone who joined us.