Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks


Walks  for March/April  2019

If you are new to walking and would like to  join us then please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or email  Please note that we normally have breaks on all walks and usually take snacks/drinks to have on route even though we may stop at a pub/tea shop afterwards. The pace is normally around 3 miles an hour, so not a stroll! Ideally, you will have some level of fitness and have done some walking, but we are only as quick as the last person at the back, so we do stop and wait for people if you are concerned in any way. In addition we take photographs (for our facebook page) and sometimes video for promotional purposes so if you do not wish to be included then that is fine, just opt out!

I also do not allow dogs on the walks, because of possible issues with cattle. There are other groups which cater for dog walkers. 

Please  have a look at the slideshow of Solemates from 2017 on the home page if you would like to see what we get up to.                                          


A picture of us all at Hockering Church 

People are able to come along for a ‘free walk’ with us before deciding if they would like to join Solemates Club. Membership is currently £20.00 for the year. Once a member you are able to come along as little or as much as you like. On average there are around 15 people attending the walk each time.

Sunday 3rd March  Rockland All Saints walk , kindly led by Ralph    8 miles
Meet/park ready to start walking at 10.30am from Rockland All Saints Village Hall, The Street, Rockland All Saint’s NR17 1TT. The village hall is on the Street, almost with the junction of Green Lane and Mill Lane. (Travelling from Attleborough take the B1077 towards Watton, after Gt Ellingham look for Rideons Builders Merchants yard on the right, take the next left into the Street, after 500 yards, as the road bends right slow down as your destination is immediately on your right and is not visible from the corner. Please park in a tidy manner, and toilets are available at the start. Small charge for village hall funds for use of car park/toilets. The walk itself takes us around the villages of Little Ellingham, Great Ellingham and Rockland All Saint’s and the surrounding area. Optional refreshments in the White Hart Pub. new faces welcome but please must be confident in walking for at least 2.5 hours, please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or email to let me know you are coming along so I can look out for you.
Sun 10th March    Lingwood   about 7 miles
Meet/park ready to start walking at 10.30am from Lingwood Village Hall/Social Club, Station Road, Lingwood, NR13 4AZ. £1.00 per car donation towards village hall funds please. Toilets will be available at the start of the walk. This is a very pleasant walk on good tracks/paths and quiet lanes towards Strumpshaw, then we go via Beighton village and returning to Lingwood. We will have a couple of short breaks on route, so please bring snack/drinks for this. Optional refreshments in the Shoulder of Mutton pub, which serves good beers and is only a couple of minutes drive away from the start. New faces always welcome but please let me know so that I can look out for you. Please contact Sarah on 07879 640676 or email

We are trying to encourage some new faces along to the club, so if you know of anybody who may be interested?  Please send them this way…

Sun 17th March    Stiffkey Coastal and  Binham Priory   9 to 10 miles
Meet/park ready to start walking at 10.30am from Binham Village Hall, Warham Road, Binham, NR21 ODR (opposite the Binham Priory). This walk has variety of footpaths along fields/tracks, coastal views, some road walking in places (which can not be avoided) and we also go via the very pleasant area of Cockthorpe common, and finally coming back to Binham through the priory grounds. We will have 2 to 3 stops along the way, and one of these may well be at Stiffkey stores if not too busy, but please bring snacks/drinks as a back up. Option for further refreshments in the Chequers pub, back in Binham. A lovely area let us hope it stays dry for this one! New faces welcome please contact me on 07879640676 or email if interested in coming so I can look out for you.

binham 2


Sun 24th March    Yaxham walk and option for tea/coffee afterwards at Yaxham waters  7.5 miles

Meet/park ready to start walking at 10.30am from Yaxham Village hall, Jubilee Car park, Norwich Road, Yaxham, NR19 1RJ. (Small contribution towards village hall funds today). New faces welcome for one free trial but hopefully your confident in walking for around 2.5 hours although we will have a stop for a break on route, so please bring snacks/drinks for this.   The walk itself explores the paths and lanes between Yaxham and Clint Green. The paths are in good order and there are good views over this mainly agricultural area. Option for people to have further refreshments/cake etc in Yaxham Water café after the walk, Yaxham Waters is  just a few minutes drive from the start of the walk. If your new to Solemates Norfolk Walks, please contact me on 07879640676 or email  so I can look out for you.

Sunday 31st March    Sorry a day off/…………..

Sun 7th April  West & North Barsham, nr Fakenham,  9 mile Walk kindly led by Penny

Meet/park at 10.30am in the large free Slipper Chapel car park, in Walsingham, NR22 6AL, please park closest to the building.(The Basilica of our lady of Walsingham, Houghton St Giles) Please follow signs to parking area, and toilets are available too. The walk itself is in a lovely area of undulating countryside, along good tracks and quiet lanes. There is  a section of Roman road, and an old railway line which ran between Wells and Fakenham which we will use.  The route also passes Cranmer Hall and the medieval village of Waterden. Please bring snacks/drinks for a couple of breaks along the way. Option for refreshments in the Barsham Arms, Fakenham Road, NR21 OLH. New faces welcome as always but please let me know you are coming along, either by contacting Sarah on 07879640676 or email so I can look out for you.


Friday 12th April  History mystery games in Guildhall, Norwich.  Like puzzles, and want to solve clues? 1 hour on the clock to do so, working in teams, (we will put you in a team) can you escape? Have fun, real life mystery games in Norwich. Starts at 7.45pm, drinks afterwards, as you might need one! £15.00 per person. Described as fantastic fun, Guildhall escape rooms as the best, both in terms of theme and puzzles. I have booked 2 games, Archived Alive, and Body of Evidence. £15.00 full payment required asap to secure your place. People can pay either direct to me, by cheque or into Solemates account, (if you text me I will let you have the details of where to send payment to) Sarah 07879 640676 . Visit for more info:   Sorry now fully booked up! 

Sun 14th April     Bath Hills, and Outney Common nr Bungay   8 miles approx. 

Meet/park at Earsham Village Hall, The Street, Earsham, NR35 2TS, opposite the Queens Head pub,  for a prompt 10.30am start.  The walk itself takes us south of Bungay, and along to Outney Common whereby we will do a loop along the river and then along to Baths Hills, a lovely area steeped in History, south facing, some of the area was once used for Vineyards, and in Georgian times a cold spring bath existed  close to Bath House. Option for drinks on our return at the Queens Head pub. New faces welcome to join us, but please contact me so I can look out for you. You will need to bring along snacks/drinks for a couple of breaks, and wear some good footwear. Contact Sarah on 07879640676 or email 


Sunday 21st April      Easter Sunday   Ludham Broadland walk more details to follow soon…..

It will soon be time for an evening walk, if anybody wishes to lead one please let me know, many thanks, you will be rewarded!!

As with any activity there is always a risk attached to it and walking is no different. All persons attending the walks or events, do so at their own risk and are expected to take responsibility for their own safety and welfare. Solemates can not be held responsible for any accidents or injuries during any events. Please ensure that you have suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.  Should you decide that you would like to attend a walk/event then please contact me so that I can welcome you.

Should you need any further information and to let me know you are attending events then please contact me at or 07879 640676.  Prospective members are always welcome to try us out first for free and the membership is only £20.00 which runs for a whole year.  Hope you can join us soon…….