Liam led a walk starting at Overstrand on 6 January 2019, a nice 18 mile walk to start the year off with! A few photos from Dave, of quite average quality unfortunately because he’s always at the back of the group chatting away to people instead of being at the front taking inspirational photos 🙂
This is just an archive page now, of the walks which took place in 2018.
07 January 2018 – Exposed in Overstrand – Meet at 09:30
Led by Liam. This is a 17 mile walk at Overstrand, meet at St. Paul’s Lane, TG 243408.
04 February 2018 – A Daring Meander by the River Bure – Meet at 09:00
Led by Cas (joint walk with the LDWA). This is a 18 mile walk at Acle. Meet at the free car park off Bridewell Lane (TG 401107).
04 March 2018 – Crisps and Gossip in Swaffham (Meet at 09:30)
Led by Julian (joint walk with the LDWA). This is a 18 mile adventure walk (parts of the walk may not be reccied). Meet at Theatre Street car park in Swaffham (TF 819086).
Sunday 1 April 2018 – Harry is leading a walk. Around and on a bit of the Wensum Way 18.5 mile 09:00 from free car park behind Cherry Tree pub, 1 Theatre Street, Dereham, NR19 2EW
Sunday 6 May 2018 – Meet at Baconsthorpe Castle car park (GR TG120380). Cas is leading a fun filled walk around Baconsthorpe, in conjunction with Norfolk’s Legstretchers. Gossip guaranteed. Starts at 09:00.
Sunday 3 June 2018 – 18.5 mile walk led by Maria. Meet King’s Forest car park on the B1106, Brandon Road, 3 miles south of Elveden. (GR TL825748). Through King’s Forest , Icklingham, & West Stow. This is a joint walk with Legstretchers and excitement is guaranteed 🙂 Meet at 09:30.
Sunday 1 July 2018 – Jane is leading this walk 🙂 Meet at Bungay car park TM 332 901. Directions. On A143 from the Ditchlingham (NE) direction, take a right turn at the Bungay roundabout, signposted to Outney Meadow Caravan Park. Then turn sharp left at the end of the road in direction of Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club. The public car park is on the RHS before the entrance to the golf club. Meet at 09:30.
Sunday 5 August 2018 – Cas is leading this 18-mile walk, meet at 09:30 at Sheringham. 09:30 at Sheringham Esplanade, western end by boating lake. Starting grid reference – TG154435.
Sunday 2 September 2018 – Richard Malin is leading this walk 🙂 Starts at Kelling at 09:30, on the B road leading South from the A149, near the Old Reading Room and Gallery, at OS 428094. It will be c18.5 miles and include Salthouse Heath, Glandford, Wiverton, Blakeney and Morston Downs, Blakeney, Cley and Salthouse.
Sunday 4 November 2018 – Maria is leading this 17 mile walk. Walk starts promptly 9.30 from St Faiths Common car park on the left hand side of the Haveringland Road, Horsford, (just before right hand bend). Grid Ref: TG 1816 1755. (Landranger 133/Explorer 252).
Sunday 2 December 2018 – Cas is leading this. Meet at Mulbarton Village Hall at 09.00 for an 18-mile walk.
This is just an archive page of walks which have taken place before. The first walk since the Legstretchers was refounded took place on 5 February 2017 and was led by Julian.
05 February 2017 – Julian – Pigney’s Car Park North Walsham Walk (with photos!)
05 March 2017 – Jim – Bacton Woods down to Worstead 9.30 start
02 April 2017 – Jim 9.30 start, start at Bacton Playing Field car park Grid ref TG3436 3341
07 May 2017 – Maria – Meeting point NT Roman Camp/Beacon Hill car park, Camp Lane, off Sandy Lane.(50p for car park (members free) – please bring change) Grid Ref TG 1839 4138. Maps: Exp 252, Landranger 133 Sat-Nav: 52:55’32”, 1:14’51” Start time: 09:30.Walk length: 16 miles. Now with photos!
04 June 2017 – Carol – Meeting point Burnham Norton car park. Grid Ref: TF 828 441 Sat-Nav: 52:57’49”, 0:43’16” Start time: 09:30 Walk length: 17.5 miles. Now with photos!
02 July 2017 – Richard- Meeting point Holkham Village car park. Grid Ref: TF892 440, Sat-Nav: 52:57’36.3″N , 0:48;56.1″E, Start time: 09:00, Walk length: 22.75 miles. Now with photos!
06 August 2017 – Led by Julian. Meet outside the White Hart pub (park nearby, not at pub) in Hingham, NR9 4AF. This will be a 18-mile walk taking in Garvestone, Runhall and Brandon Parva. Meet at 09:30.
03 September 2017 – Led by Maria. Meet at concrete hard standing area on Station Road, Attlebridge (TG 1307 1784). This will be a 19-mile walk taking in Lyng, Pockthorpe, Little Witchingham and Swannington. Meet at 09:30. This is a joint walk with Norfolk & Suffolk LDWA.
01 October 2017 – We couldn’t find a walk leader for this date, primarily due to a clash with another event, so we’re running a walk the following Sunday instead. Sorry for this change to the programme, we’ll try to avoid doing this.
08 October 2017 – Led by Clive. Meet at Mulbarton Common (TG 195 008). This walk taking in Ashwellthorpe, Lower Tasburgh and Ketteringham. Meet at 09:00 because of the extra distance. NB – walk is now 17 miles but location and time have remained the same.
05 November 2017 – Led by Liam. Meet at Weavers Way on Stalham High Street NR12 9EG TG368252. This is an 18-mile walk taking in some most lovely countryside. Meet at 09:30.
03 December 2017 – Led by Richard. This is a 17.5 mile walk at Kelling, the nearest postcode to the start point is NR25 7HA (The Old Reading Room) and the OS grid ref is 093427. Parking is on The Street, in Kelling, just South of the A149 Coast Road. Meet at 09:30.
A lovely walk led by Carol, starting at Burnham Norton and then going through to Wells, past Holkham Hall and then back to the Burnhams. There was a lovely variety of scenery during the walk, not least the expansive beach. There were numerous stops for ice creams (oops!) to help keep cool in the sun.
Richard led a 22.75-mile walk around the Holkham area as our July 2017 walk. This is one of the longest distances that Ramblers offer in Norfolk, but it didn’t put off a determined number of walkers taking part.
There were beautiful views over the coast as well as further views of Holkham Hall, tying into the walk offered by Carol the previous month. It’s great to see that there’s demand for these longer walks and that there are leaders kind enough to lead them.
Pigney’s Wood, North Walsham
This was the first walk in the new Legstretchers programme, starting near North Walsham and then going up to Bacton, Mundesley and then back through the countryside to Pigney’s Wood.
There were twelve people on the first walk, not bad at all given the time of year! We were though blessed with excellent weather and the sea wasn’t too breezy.
Marching back up to the line of the railway track towards the end of the walk. Most of our walkers were still fit and ready to do more!
It’s essential to note that walkers stand on the edge of the cliff very much at their own risk….. (NB, Cas is a trained professional, do not attempt to recreate this at home or at any cliffs nearby to home).
Walking across to the delights of Bacton Gas Terminal.
The old railway line at the start of the walk.
It was really good to see a healthy attendance on the first walk, with future walks being held on the first Sunday of every month. Congratulations also to Richard May, the area chairman, who successfully completed the walk with only several injuries.