All these walks start at 10.30am (unless otherwise stated) but please arrive at the meeting place by at least 10.15am, especially if a pub lunch is planned in case we have to pre-order food.
Car sharing would be appreciated. Walking boots or sturdy shoes are recommended.
Places on the walks must be booked by contacting the walk leader via email (where available) or telephone, by the deadline date shown. Please ensure emails contain your name, contact telephone number, number of places and, where appropriate, the number of lunches required. This is particularly important for walks with pub lunches so that the managers may reserve appropriate space for us. Please note that there may be limited numbers for some pub lunches, and these will be allocated on a strictly ‘first come first served’ basis (so it pays to contact the walk leader as early as possible!).
Tuesday, 11 February 2020: Around Hingham
Leaders: Alan and Anne Jones Tel: 01362 860423 Mobile on the day: 07845 963213
For information only – the deadline for the receipt of emails or telephone calls has passed.
This walk starts in the centre of Hingham at the White Hart Hotel where we will have lunch. There are parking spaces around the Market Place. We set off via an interesting residential area to join good tracks and paths on a 2.5 mile loop around fields and farmland to the north of the town (one stile). The final section of the walk crosses the B1108 and follows footpaths and a quiet road to return to the Market Place. Total length of the walk is about 4.5 miles but there is a short cut which misses out the final section. In either event is it worth spending a little time walking around the centre of this attractive Georgian town and visiting the church of St Andrew which is normally open at this time of year between 10am and 2pm. Please arrive at 10.15 to order lunch ready for a 10.30 start.
Map ref OS Explorer 237 TG 025023. Postcode for White Hart NR9 4AF
Leaders: Alan and Anne Jones Tel: 01362 860423 Mobile on the day: 07845 963213
Deadline for the receipt of emails or telephone calls: Monday, 2 March 2020
This walk of just under 5 miles starts and ends in Elsing at the Mermaid Inn where we will have lunch. Parking is in pub car park or the church car park nearby. We leave the village on a footpath to join a quiet county lane at Peaseland Green leaving the lane at Green Farm to take good footpaths and field tracks towards Lyng. The return section of the walk includes parts of the Wensum Way, pleasant paths through woods and finally a loop round Harnser Wood created on the outskirts of Elsing to celebrate the millennium. The walking is fairly easy, there are no stiles and there are options for shortcuts.
Please arrive at 10.15 to order lunch ready for a 10.30 start.
Map ref OS Explorer TG053166. Post Code for the Mermaid NR20 3EA
Thursday, 26 March 2020: Short Walk – Ringland
Leaders: John & Rosemary Johnson Tel: 01603 456465
Deadline for receipt of emails or phone calls: Wednesday, 18 March 2020
A short walk of 3 miles in the Wensum valley at Ringland. The walk is mainly along farm paths and tracks and there are no stiles. If time permits, we will visit the 14th century St Peter’s church on a mound at the west end of the village.
Please arrive at the Swan Inn where we will have lunch by 10.15 ready for a 10.30 start
Map ref OS Explorer 238 TF 140137. Post code for the Swan Inn NR8 6AB.
Tuesday 14 April 2020: Cromer to Overstrand
Leader: Chris Moore Tel: 01603 864378, Mobile: 07787 853542
Deadline for receipt of emails/calls/texts: Saturday, 11 April 2020
This is a circular walk of 5 miles. We will meet at 10:30 at the door of Cromer Church in the centre of the town. Parking is available at the main car park by the Information Centre (please allow for 3 hours) or there is free parking on Cliff Drive NR27 0AW or Overstrand Road NR27 0AJ, providing there are spaces available. You will then just need to walk to the meeting point (about 5 minutes).
We will head towards Overstrand along the prom and then go through woodland, over a playing field, through Warren Woods and out onto the road. There is a little path walking here until we head towards Happy Valley. This then leads us through to Overstrand opposite the Church. We can take a little time here if anyone wishes to look around the church. After about another 15 minutes we will arrive at the Cliff Top Cafe, Overstrand. If everyone is in agreement we will stop here for tea/coffee. The return journey is along the cliff top back to Cromer. Views are amazing. There are various options for lunch depending on individual choices. I will not be making a group booking.
Tuesday, 12 May 2020: Thurton and Claxton
Leaders: Lesley and Derek MacLeod Tel: 01603 743789 Mobile on the day: 07752303703
Deadline for the receipt of emails and phone calls: Monday, 4 May 2020
This circular walk starts and finishes at the George and Dragon Pub in Thurton. The walk is 5 miles long and uses bridleways and quiet lanes to travel north towards Claxton. There are views of rolling countryside and there are NO stiles!. There is an option for a 3.5 mile shortened walk. Please arrive at 10.15am to order lunch ready for a 10.30am start. Also please park in the pub ‘overflow’ car park, opposite the pub on the left-hand side of the road.
Map ref OS Landranger 134: TG328009. Postcode for George & Dragon: NR14 6AL
Thursday, 28 May 2020: Short walk – River and Railway, Horstead & Coltishall
Leaders: Dave & Mandy Holland Tel: 01603 731125 Mobile: 07751 033827
Deadline for receipt of emails (preferred) or ‘phone calls: Friday 22nd May 2020 - please state whether or not you will be staying for lunch.
This is a circular walk of approximately 4 miles with no opportunity for a shortcut unfortunately. It is a pretty and peaceful walk in the Bure valley with very little road walking. There are no stiles, but there is a small bridge with a large step up and a set of steeply downward steps to reach the railway path. We start along a footpath by the side of the Bure which will be muddy if there has been rain, then turn for a short distance along a quiet road to reach the Bure Valley railway path which is easy walking, although slightly uphill, then return to the pub via the footpath along the main road.
We will meet at the Recruiting Sergeant in Horstead on B1150 to North Walsham in time to leave by 10.30a.m. There is parking at the side of the pub, plus some in front which is not actually part of the pub property, but none on the road which is quite busy. We will not pre-order lunches – they have asked that we order on our return as they are used to dealing with large groups.
Post code: NR12 7EE
Tuesday, 9 June 2020: Horsey Estate walk
Leader Trevor Smith Tel: 07493252794
The pub has asked me for 2 weeks’ notice of numbers for lunch. It will still bepossible to order on the day as normal.
Deadlines are 26 May (if ordering food) or 2 June if not.
This is a circular 4.5 mile walk around the Horsey estate. Starting from the Nelson Head pub car park and heading anti-clockwise in a loop around the nearby fens, taking in views of a charming local church, two wind pumps and the classic Broads’ landscape. There are a few photo opportunities and there might be a chance of seeing the marsh harrier, warblers, and other wildlife on the fens.
The path was level but quite muddy (after a spell of heavy rain). Comprising a mix of country lanes and paths by the dykes.
Meeting place – The Nelson Head, Horsey, NR29 4AD at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Tuesday, 14 July 2020: Dilham and Honing Lock
Leaders: Steve and Joan Mosley Tel: 01603 437176, Mobile: 07887399106
Deadline for receipt of emails and phone calls: Tuesday, 7 July 2020
This is a walk of 5.25 miles starting from the Cross Keys pub at Dilham where we will have lunch. We walk from Dilham up to Honing Common, then continue along the Weaver's Way to Honing Lock. From here we follow the North Walsham and Dilham canal and make our way back to the start. The walk is mainly along grassy tracks and quiet lanes with only one stile. Please note that the sections along the canal can be muddy if there has been a lot of rain.
The Cross Keys pub serves a wide variety of lunches, baguettes and sandwiches, see https://www.crosskeysdilham.co.uk/ for details.
For those preferring to take a picnic lunch there is a village hall and green close by.
Meet by 10.15 for a 10.30 start. We will order lunches before starting
Map Ref: The Cross Keys, The Street, Dilham, North Walsham, NR28 9PS
OS Explorer OL40 G/R 33207 25116