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 June 2019: Dilham and Honing Lock
Leaders: Steve and Joan Mosley Tel: 01603 437176 Mobile: 07887399106
Deadline for receipt of emails and phone calls: Tuesday 4 June 2019
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.
The Cross Keys, The Street, Dilham, North Walsham, NR28 9PS
Map Ref: OS Explorer OL40 33207 25116
Tuesday, 9 July 2019: Upton Fen and River Bure 5.5 miles
Leader: Trevor Smith Tel or text: 07493252794
Deadline for receipt of email or telephone calls: Tuesday, 2 July 2019.
This walk starts and ends, at the White Horse Pub, Upton. Where we can have lunch or if you fancy a packed lunch, there are picnic tables near the boat yard/dyke car park. The pub car park is used as the meeting place and start of the walk. Leaving the car park we pass through a carr woodland on to the Fen. From the fen we then follow the bank of the river Bure to Upton Dyke. Seeing a number of drainage mills before turning off and following the dyke back to the village/pub. It is possible to take a shorter walk, by following the route running from Tall Mill back to the White Horse pub.
Meeting place is the White Horse Pub car park. 17 Chapel Road, Upton, Norfolk, NR13 6BT.
Grid reference: TG 396127
Thursday, 25 July 2019: Short walk - Morningthorpe
Leaders: John and Rosemary Johnson Tel: 01603 456465
Deadline for receipt of emails and phone calls: Wednesday, 17 July 2019
This three mile walk is on field paths and quiet country lanes between Long Stratton and Morningthorpe. At about the half way point, we will visit the round tower church in Morningthorpe. We will meet in the public car park at 10.00 in Long Stratton, where there are public toilets. Coming from Norwich on the A 140, turn right into Swan lane and then immediately left into the car park.
Lunch will be arranged in the Chip Inn, which is a good fish and chip parlour. For those who prefer an alternative choice, the Past and Present vintage tea room is next door. When replying, please state your choice of lunch venue.
Map ref: OS Explorer 237 TM 197923 for car park.
Post Code NR15 2XG for the Chip Inn
Tuesday, 13 August 2019: Janice Darch – Bayfield, Wiveton Downs and Langham Circular
Leader: Janice Darch Tel: 01263 649423 Mobile: 07796932595
Deadline for receipt of email or telephone call: Monday, 12 August 2019.
Meet in the car park at Natural Surroundings Wildflower Centre at 10.30am NR25 7JN Bring a picnic. Distance 8-9 miles. Our walk will take through the water meadows of the River Glaven to the ford at Glandford and then up to Wiveton Downs and over to Langham, Field Dalling, Saxlingham and back through the woods and fields to Natural Surroundings where we can stop for a cup of tea and cakes. The paths are good and there are no stiles. There are facilities at the start and at The Bayfield shops and gallery.
Grid reference: OS Explorer 251 TG 052408
Tuesday, 10 September 2019: Walcott - Broomholm - Bacton – Keswick
Leaders: Jonathan & Sally Parnell Tel: 01603 811849 Mobile 07847830531
Deadline for receipt of emails, phone calls and orders for lunch: Monday, 26 August 2019. (This is early due to holiday commitments)
This is a walk of 5 miles with short cuts of 3 and 2 miles, starting from the Poachers Pocket public house which has an extensive menu where we will return for lunch. It is mainly on footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes through villages and hamlets, taking in Broomholm Priory, Bacton Church and parts of the coast line. There are no stiles.
When signing up for the walk please state if you are staying for lunch. To order your lunch go into web site (https:/bacton-norfolk.co.uk/page11.html) nearer the deadline when by then the menu will have been updated.
Meeting place is the Poachers Pocket, Walcott Road, Bacton Norfolk, NR12 0LS at 10:00am.
Grid reference: OS Explorer 252 354332
Leader: Alan Coddington. Tel: 01603 456855 Mobile: 07531037831
Deadline for receipt of calls and emails. Friday, 20 September 2019
This short walk, of around two and a half miles, starts and finishes at the Crown Point Tavern in Trowse where we will have lunch. We will first go eastwards into Trowse Wood and then through the parkland of the old Whitlingham Hall estate down to Whitlingham Broad. The walk then takes us along the Broad to the River Yare where it joins the Wensum, before going out to the road and back to Trowse via Trowse Meadow opposite the Church. The scenic route back to the pub goes through Trowse Wood. It is very up and down and involves climbing steps. The less adventurous can simply walk back to the pub via the village!
Please be at the Tavern by 10.00 to pre-order lunch, before we set off at 10.30
It is on Kirby Rd. at the far end of the village. Postcode, NR14 8RN.
Tuesday, 12 November 2019: Binham Priory walk
Leaders: Sue and Bill Rhodes Tel: 01362 697053
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.
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.