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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 February 2019: Around Little Walsingham


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



Deadline for the receipt of emails or telephone calls has passed.


This was a walk we led in December 2017. Some snow and icy roads meant that many of those who had signed up were unable to make the journey. So, with apologies to the half a dozen who joined us then, we are offering a repeat opportunity.

This walk starts and ends in the centre of Little Walsingham at the Black Lion Hotel, where we plan to have lunch (arrangements subject to confirmation). There is some parking outside the hotel in Friday Market Place (first left as you come into the Village on the Fakenham Road) or otherwise in the car park at the top of the High Street.

We will walk through part of Little Walsingham, past the old railway station and then climb up above the town with views across fields towards the sea; then down the valley to cross the river Stiffkey to Houghton St Giles. We will return over a second river crossing towards the Slipper Chapel before heading back to Little Walsingham on the Pilgrims’ Way, a surfaced path on the track of the old railway line.

The full walk is of about 4-5 miles although there are options to shorten it. The walking is fairly easy on surfaced paths, footpaths and farm tracks, some of which may be muddy if the weather has been wet. There are no stiles.

Please arrive at the Black Lion at 10.15 to order lunch ready for a 10.30 start.


Post code for the pub is NR22 6DB.

Map ref: OS Explorer 24 TF933367



Tuesday, 12 March 2019: Weston Longville


Leaders: Dave & Mandy Holland       Tel: 01603 731125 Mobile: 07751 033827



Deadline for receipt of emails (preferred) or phone calls: Tuesday, 5 March 2019


We meet at the Parson Woodforde PH in Weston Longville where we will have lunch. Please gather at 1015 for a 1030 start. This is a circular walk of roughly 3.5 miles along country lanes and across fields (which may well be muddy in places at this time of year). There are no stiles. There will be an opportunity to visit the church in the village at the end of the walk – it has some interesting features including the memorial to Parson Woodforde and some very old wall paintings. When booking a place on the walk, please state if you require lunch so that we can email you a menu with the deadline for return once we know it.

There is plenty of parking space at the pub, including space at the back of the pub, but none on the road which is quite busy.


Post code: NR9 5JU

Map ref.: OS Explorer 238 114159



Thursday, 28 March 2019: Short walk - The St Faith’s


Leaders: John and Rosemary Johnson      Tel: 01603 456465



Deadline for receipt of emails and phone calls: Wednesday 20 March 2019


This three mile walk starts and finishes at the Black Swan Inn in Horsham St Faith, where we will have lunch. The walk is mainly along field paths and farm tracks between Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith in the valley of the River Hor, a tributary of the River Bure.


Please meet at the Black Swan Inn at about 10.00 to order your lunch and be ready to depart by 10.30.


Map ref: OS Explorer 238 TG 219154 Post Code NR10 3HJ



(If you would like to lead a short walk, please email with details).


Tuesday, 9 April 2019: Norwich Riverside Walk

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



Deadline for receipt of emails or phone calls: Monday, 1 April 2019


The River Wensum’s former importance as a transport route for trade and industry is long gone but the securing of the riverside walk as a public amenity is a great achievement for the future. Along the trail we see on many changes of use, conservation and new developments as well as wildlife points of interest.


This walk of 2-3 miles will start from our lunch base at the Hotel Nelson (Premier Inn) at Foundry Bridge (NR1 1DX) and take alternate banks to St George’s Bridge and back, with options for minor diversions, a shorter walk or for April showers.


Please meet in the Hotel Reception at at 10.15 to order lunch and for a 10.30 start. The rail station is opposite and if coming by car you can park free (entrance in Mountergate), but you will need to register the car at reception.



Tuesday 14 May 2019


The walk planned for this month had to be cancelled as Renaissance was going to press. We will try to arrange an alternative. Please email Alan Jones ( by Wednesday 1 May if you are interested in joining a walk this month. He will then advise you whether a walk has been planned and, if so, send you further information.



Wednesday, 29 May 2019: Short walk – Marsham


Leaders: John and Rosemary Johnson     Tel: 01603 456465



Deadline for receipt of emails and phone calls: Tuesday 21 May 2019


This three mile walk starts and finishes at the Plough Inn in Marsham on the Aylsham Road, where we will have lunch. The walk is mainly on field paths, green lanes and a quiet road. If time permits, we will visit the 13th/15th century church before returning to the Inn for lunch.




Tuesday, 11 June 2019: Dilham and Honing Lock


Leaders: Steve and Joan Mosley      Tel: 01603 437176, Mob: 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 for details. For those preferring to take a picnic lunch there is a village hall and green closeby.


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



Tuesday, 13 August 2019: Janice Darch – Bayfield, Wiveton Downs and Langham Circular


Full details will appear in the June issue of Renaissance.



Tuesday, 10 September 2019: Walcott - Broomholm - Bacton – Keswick


Leaders: Jonathan & Sally Parnell     Tel: 01603 811849 Mobile 07847830531



We will start from The Poachers Pocket at Walcott where we will return to for lunch.

This is a walk of 5miles with a short cut of 2miles taking in Bacton Church (if open) the remains of Broomholm Priory and the Coast.


Full details will appear in the June issue of Renaissance.