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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.

 

These walks, and all other sporting and leisure activities, have inherent hazards associated with them. In spite of the safety of members of each walk being of paramount concern to its leader/leaders, accidents will occasionally occur. It is important therefore that, before taking part in any of our walks, every member appreciates that they each have an individual responsibility to be aware of possible hazards, and will each be expected to take all reasonable steps to minimise any potential for an accident to occur.

i.e. each walker takes part at his/her own risk.

 

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, 12 November 2019: Binham Priory walk

 

Leaders: Sue and Bill Rhodes Tel: 01362 697053

Email: sueandbill27@btinternet.com

 

Deadline for receipt of emails and phone calls: please let us know by Tuesday, 22 October 2019 if possible (we are on holiday 24th October to 6th November).

 

A circular walk of 5 miles around Binham with spectacular rural views and with the option of a shorter 3 1/2 mile walk. This is a delightful walk in gentle rolling countryside along farm tracks, meadows and quiet country lanes. This is rural Norfolk at its best. Approximately ¾ mile of road walking is necessary for the shorter walk but there are wide verges and some footpaths along this stretch. Binham Priory and The Little Dairy Shop are well worth visiting after lunch.

 

Walk summary

Surfaces: Footpaths, meadows, grassy tracks, roads and 2 stiles (1 with gate beside possibly open)

Muddy sections possible after rain

 

Parking/toilets/lunch: Chequers Pub in Binham.

Post code: NR21 0AL

Map ref: O.S. Explorer 251 TF 982396

 

Please meet at the Chequers at 10.00 to order lunch, and be ready to leave at 10.30.

 

 

Tuesday, 10 December 2019: Swanton Morley, Woodgate and the Wensum Way

 

Leaders: Alan and Anne Jones Tel 01362 860423 Mobile on the day 07845 963213

Email: jonesalan9@hotmail.com

 

Deadline for the receipt of emails or telephone calls: Monday, 2 December 2019

 

This walk starts and ends at Darby’s pub in Swanton Morley where there is adequate parking. The full walk is about 5 miles but there is a short cut which reduces it to about 3.5 miles, although this misses much of the riverside path. We leave Swanton Morley on a footpath leading to the small village of Woodgate after which we enter the Carrick Estate and follow tracks and field edges to Penny Spot plantation. The walk then joins the Wensum Way as it follows the course of the riverbank for 2 miles back to Swanton Morley church. Some parts of the walk are low lying and could be wet underfoot or muddy in December. Please arrive at 10.15 to order lunch ready for a 10.30 start.

 

Map ref OS Explorer 238 TG 020171. Postcode for Darby’s NR20 4NY

 

 

Thursday, 23 January 2020: Short Walk & Lunch - Loddon

 

Leaders: Sue & Jeremy Kitchener Tel: 01603 610708 Mobile: 07884 130048

Email: sue.kitchener@ntlworld.com

 

Deadline for receipt of emails or phone calls: Sunday, 19 January 2020

 

This walk is 2-3 miles and there are no stiles. In the event of the weather or slow going there are opportunities for a shorter walk.

From the Market Place and the impressive classic perpendicular church we will cross the Common to loop back alongside the River Chet to Loddon Staithe. We will return through the town to see buildings spanning five centuries, many listed or award winning, as well as places of other interest. Our lunch base is The Angel, which has been recently reopened, very well updated and has a reasonably priced menu including GF and Vegan choices.

Please meet in the Angel in the High Street (NR14 6ET) at 10.15 for coffee and to order lunch for a 10.45 start. There is no car park but free street parking is usually available and pay parking is available nearby. From Norwich bus services X21 & X22 run via Loddon to Beccles and Lowestoft.

 

 

Tuesday, 11 February 2020: Around Hingham

 

Leaders: Alan and Anne Jones Tel 01362 860423 Mobile on the day 07845 963213

Email: jonesalan9@hotmail.com

 

Deadline for the receipt of emails or telephone calls: Monday, 3 February 2020

 

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

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Map ref OS Explorer 237 TG 025023. Postcode for White Hart NR9 4AF