The Three Bradfields (virtual) Walk

UPDATE:   As of  Thursday evening, June 25th, we are finally home! (see map – The Three Bradfields Walk.) Please see below for more details of our walk so far.

The value of having a community building has really been highlighted in recent weeks as the shop has been able to use our premises to help with the orders for those in lock down.  The one thing many of us have at the moment is time on our hands.

With this in mind, some of the Committee are doing a VIRTUAL Sponsored Walk in aid of the Bradfield Village Hall Development Project .

Will you help us raise money for our Project?   Our aim is to raise £4,670.  Please visit our Just Giving page Just Giving to sponsor us.

*If you wish to donate a significant sum, please contact our treasurer, Eva –

Monday 1st June

We ‘left’ our Bradfield Village Hall bright and early this morning and have walked a combination of 22.63miles, bringing us to Sandford on Thames.

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

We have walked 29.6miles today and have made it to Great Bourton in Oxfordshire, passing through Banbury.

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Today we have walked 24.17 miles between us, bringing us to the village of Brinklow, home to Brinklow Castle, a Norman Earthwork motte and bailey fortress.  Only another 390.57 miles to go!!

Thursday 4th June 2020

Today we were so close to reaching 100miles!!

We managed another 22.25 miles bringing our overall total to 98.68 miles!!

We are ‘stopping’ for the night in a lovely village called Ibstock, home to the Sence Valley.    National Park.

Friday 5th June 2020

Wow!! We have walked over 100 miles in just 5 days!!

We have passed Donnington Park and crossed a beautiful bridge over the River Trent, bringing us to Chellaston for the night.

13.77 miles walked today. 354.55 miles to go!

Saturday 6th June 2020

Todays ‘virtual’ walk brings us to the town of Belper, one of the first mill towns in the country, along the River Derwent.

We are only 35 miles away from our first milestone.

12.2 miles walked today. 342.28 to go!

Sunday 7th June 2020

We have reached our first milestone of Bradfield Village Hall in Sheffield!!

One down, two to go!!

158.64 miles walked in just 7 days!!

Along the way we have passed Crich Tramway Village, The Heights of Abraham and Chatsworth House! Shame they are all closed!!

Monday 8th June 2020

On todays walk we have passed the Damflask Reservoir, Hillsborough Stadium and Canklow woods bringing us to the small hamlet of Morthen. A total of 15.18 Miles.

Only another 293.18 miles to go.

Thank you for all your continued support and those that have donated so far.

Tuesday 9th June 2020

16.63 miles walked today bringing us to Retford in Nottinghamshire.

Along the way we have passed the Brookhouse Railway Viaduct at Slade Hooton, Roche Abbey and walked through Barnby Moore.

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Thank you to whoever left us a little visitor at the hall today. It seems very fitting for a bit of a slow walking day (the weather hasn’t helped!!)

10.7 miles walked today bringing us back over the river Trent, to Newton on Trent in Lincolnshire.

Thursday 11th June 2020

Today, we walked a combined total of 27.5 miles.

We passed through the beautiful city of Lincoln and its wonderful Cathedral. Then after snaking over the River Witham, we reached our destination of Kirkstead in Lincolnshire, home to the Kirkstead Abby ruins.

Friday 12th June 2020

 Today we have ‘virtually’ walked past the halfway point in our journey.

246 miles in 12 days!

We have passed Tattershall Castle, walked through Dogdyke and are now ‘staying’ at The Wheatsheaf INN, Hubberts Bridge, Lincolnshire.

Saturday 13th June 2020

26.35 miles walked today. Only another 194.68 miles until we are ‘home’

Todays walk took close to the town of Boston and its famous church, The Stump. We also passed Frampton Marsh and walked through Fosdyke, bringing us just past the Sutton Bridge in Spalding for the night.

Sunday 14th June 2020

Todays total of 16.72 brings us to Shouldham Thorpe, Kings Lynn.

On route, we have passed through some lovely villages, including Walpole and Tilney All Saints. We even passed St Peter’s in Wiggenhall.

Monday 15th June 2020

We have collectively walked 16.13 miles today.

Today we have ‘virtually’ walked through Brookville, Methwold and Weeting, home of the famous steam rally, bringing us to Brandon in Suffolk for the night.

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Today we have walked 24.61 miles. Only another 137.22 miles to go until we are ‘home’

We have walked through Bury St Edmunds – the home of Saint Edmund, the original patron Saint of England. Passed by Bradfield Woods Nature Reserve and have finished up in Thorpe Morieux for the night.

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Today we have collectively walked 20.55 miles bringing us to Mistley Towers for the night. We are now only 2.3 miles away from our Second Bradfield Hall.

We have walked through towns including Bildeston, Nedging and the historic town of Hadleigh.

Thursday 18th June 2020

Today we have sailed passed our second Milestone of Bradfield Village Community Centre in Essex. We gave a little wave as we went passed.

We now move onto the journey home!

Todays journey has seen us walk back passed the Mistley Towers again and through the town of Lawford, before stopping for the night in Ardleigh.

Friday 19th June 2020

Today we have collectively walked 10 miles. Only another 98.6 to to until we are back in the village!

Today we have been walking through the market town of Colchester, Britains oldest recorded town!

We have made it as far as the parish of Lexden.

Saturday 20th June 2020

We have collectively walked 14.4 miles today leaving us with 84.2 miles left and only 10 days left!!

Todays walk has seen us ‘virtually’ walk through Stanway, Kelveden and Rivenhall End South, before bringing us to tonights stopping point of Hatfield Peverel.

Sunday 21st June 2020

Today we have walked a whopping 40.56 miles bringing us to the Isle of Dogs in London. Only 43.64 miles left!

Todays walk has seen us walk through lots of towns and villages including, Brentwood, Romford and Barking.

Monday 22nd June 2020

Today we have collectively walked 17miles bringing us to Hounslow, London.

Along the way we have passed Westminster Abbey and the Cathedral, crossed Albert Bridge and walked alongside the Thames.

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Todays walk brings us even closer to home. We are now back in Berkshire and ‘staying’ the night in Bracknell.

Along the way we have walked through Staines-Upon-Thames, Sunninghill and passed the Ascot Racecourse.

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Todays walk has brought us so close to ‘home’.

15.71 miles walked today bringing us to Theale High Street!

We have walked through Wokingham, Winnersh and the centre of Reading

Thursday 25th June 2020

We have sailed past home!

We have walked a combined total of 496.11 miles and have decided to carry on to reach 500 miles!!