Welcome to the lovely walks around Braughing
Braughing Parish spans the Quin valley and is crossed by a large number of footpaths, byways and bridle paths. The Parish Paths Group, which is a sub-committee of the Parish Council, in partnership with the County rights of Way Officer, have worked hard to ensure the paths are kept clear and open so that everyone can enjoy our lovely countryside.
The parish is a stronghold for many threatened farmland birds - such as Yellowhammers and Corn Buntings - and is an important wintering site for migrant birds like Fieldfares, Redwings and Golden Plovers. There are frequent sightings of Fallow, Roe and Muntjac Deer together with Badgers and Hares. In spring and summer the paths are covered in wildflowers including orchids, and these in turn attract butterflies and moths. In autumn the paths are dripping in fruit which is irresistible to many species of birds and animals.
The Parish Paths Group has produced a downloadable map showing 4 local walks which all start and finish in the Village Square and range in distance from 4 to 9 kilometers. Additionally, the Parish Paths Group lead a walk on the first Sunday of the month. The walks last about 2 hours and cover 5-6 miles. We aim to cover all the paths in the parish at some stage in the year. We meet in the Village Square and depart promptly as the church clock strikes 2.00. In the winter months of December, January and February we start at 1.30 because of the failing light. For much of the year you can enjoy tea and cake in the Village Hall on your return. Everyone is welcome to join us including well behaved dogs and children who can manage the distance.
The Parish Paths Group, organise yearly clear-up's in The Bone. This year, 30 plus adults, their children and dogs came down to The Bone on Sunday 28th October to help clear fallen trees, cut back shrubs, repair bridges, clear the stream-bed and reinstate the footpath at the bottom of the Bone. The sun shone and there was a real community spirit. Cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee kept everyone’s energy levels high! We achieved so much more than we expected! Many hands really do make light work and The Bone is once again accessible.
2019 Braughing Walks
Walks take place on the first Sunday of the month. Meet in the Square opposite the Axe and Compasses pub, ready to depart promptly at 2.00pm (1.30pm in December and January).Braughing Parish Paths Group will be leading a number of walks over the summer, both within the Parish and a few “away-day” walks.
Parish Paths Group - Walks over the winter
We will continue to lead monthly village walks over the winter although in December and January the walks will start earlier because of the shorter days. All walks depart from the Village Square and last about 2 hours (5/6 miles). Everyone is very welcome including well-behaved dogs and children who can manage the distance. Please be aware that the paths are now getting muddy and slippery so please ensure you wear walking boots or wellies.
Safe walking information - Please wear boots or strong shoes as the paths are mainly across farmland or woodland and can be wet and muddy underfoot. Walks are not suitable for buggies.
The Greenwich Meridian Trail is a long-distance walk that follows the line of the Prime Meridian.
Inaugurated in 2009, to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Meridian, the walk begins at the splendid monument to King George V at Peacehaven in East Sussex and ends, 273 miles later, on the coast at Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire. The walk is divided into four parts, each covered by a separate guidebook. The Meridian Line passes close to Braughing east of the A10. To find out more please visit the trail website here >>>