In 2017 the Eye Outdoors Group was formed to encourage outdoor activities in our town and surrounding areas.
The Byecyclists and Eye Plodders already enjoy cycling and walking so it seemed sensible to encourage others to join us.
Eye is a lovely Town, with so much going for it that we also wanted to share it with visitors who could enjoy our shops and businesses.
There was no better way to achieve this than applying for the Walkers are Welcome Status. This National Accreditation Scheme, started in 2007, now has a network of towns all over the UK who give walkers a warm welcome.
In January this year we became the 3rd town in Suffolk to meet the accreditation status and we want to celebrate!
You will soon see the Walkers are Welcome logos displayed by all the businesses who supported our application for the accreditation plus information about the ‘Big Celebration Event’ at the end of May 2018.
The Eye Outdoors Group, led by Merlin Carr, would like to thank all those people involved in achieving Walkers are Welcome Eye Accreditation in particular other Walkers are Welcome towns (Shotley and Clare), officers at Mid Suffolk District Council, the Suffolk County Council Green Access team, the Suffolk Walking Festival and One Life Health Walks teams and all our Local Walkers.
If you would like to know more or help celebrate the achievement, please send an email to the Eye Outdoors Group, and a member of the group will get back to you.
A sociable, informal and friendly group, cycling between 25 & 40 miles monthly on the first Sunday. We cycle at a fairly gentle pace and usually stop for coffee and/or a pub lunch.
For further information, please send an email to BEyeCyclists.