As the cubs have been working towards their Outdoor Challenge Plus we intend to take them on an afternoon hike this Sunday. We will be meeting at the Visitor Centre at Thorndon Park North at 12.30 for a 1pm start.
To get to Thorndon go over Gallows Corner Flyover, turn left at Ardleigh Green lights, straight over the mini roundabout, follow the road until you reach a T junction (at the Thatched House Pub) turn left, follow the road for around a mile, at the traffic lights (Horse and Groom Pub on your left) turn right, go past Fords, follow the road for about half a mile and the Park is on the right hand side (brown signposted), go throught the gates and turn right into the first car park.
If you have a sally satnav the postcode is RM13 3RZ. If you are dropping your Cub off and leaving there is no parking fee however if you are joining us on the hike Essex County Council (boo hiss) charge a £2 parking fee.
The Cubs will need a back pack, a packed lunch (still drinks or water please), plus a choccy bar for energy on the hike. Please dress them for the weather on the day. There is a cost of £3 per child plus they will a need couple of £ to get a hot drink and snack when we get back after the hike. We are aiming to get back to the Centre by about 3ish so they will be available for pick up at around 3.30pm.