August Walks 2020 We are back!! Please read details about the walks.
If you are new to walking and would like to join us then please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org I need to have a telephone conversation with you before you may attend any of our walks in the interest of safety for yourself and others. 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. Of course, this is optional and especially under the Covid 19 restrictions. The pace is normally around 3 miles an hour, so it is 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, please 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.
As an act of goodwill, and because many of you will have missed some time away from Solemates walking, I am happy to extend people’s membership by 4 months from their expiry date, this applies really to people who would have needed to renew their membership during the period from the beginning of April until the end of July 2020 Hopefully, you will make the most of it! Any ‘new/prospective’ member will now need to pay £5.00 towards membership which is redeemable against the yearly cost of now £25.00 should they decide to try us out at any time, at an event or any walk. Any existing member re-joining at any time in 2020 the rate will continue to be £20.00 but next year it will be £25.00.
A group photo of us below, earlier in the year before social distancing.
This period of lock down has been hard for most of us (I have certainly found it hard at times) and we aim to have an upbeat and positive group of people who really are glad to be out and enjoying the fresh air, company and scenery with some laughter along the way too. Please can people be mindful of this and really make the most of their walks and company for the time that they spend with ‘Solemates Walks’. Many thanks……..
We aim to be a responsible group for everyone’s sake and despite the numbers being low in Norfolk I will not hesitate in taking action if people do not abide by the ‘rules’. Please remember this is the ‘new norm’ from now on- social distancing style. Presently, the numbers on walks will be limited, first come, first served, and you will all need to ‘book in’ with me, you can either do this by texting me on 07879 640676 or emailing me: email@example.com I will then respond to your message, confirm that I can fit you in, and where we are meeting.
Sun 2nd Aug Cromer/Felbrigg walk 8 miles approx kindly led by John
John has kindly offered to lead this lovely coastal 8 mile walk starting from Cromer town centre, 10.15am for 10.30am start. The walk takes us via Felbrigg Hall, whereby, we will have a coffee break on route, so please bring along snacks/drinks for this. People will need to ‘book in’ with Sarah for this as usual, either by text, 07879 640676 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org I will then confirm that you are able to attend and give you details of where to meet John on the day. Sorry but limited numbers at the moment, so first come, first served until things are even more relaxed!
Sunday 9th August Sorry no walk today…
Thursday 13th Aug Evening walk at Caister St Edmund 4/5 miles
An enjoyable evening walk, on good paths around the Roman Market town with connections to Queen Boudicca. Meet 6.00pm for 6.15pm start. Please ‘book in’ with Sarah on 07879 640676 or email, email@example.com Option of possible drinks afterwards if we can find somewhere close by. Sorry but limited numbers, first come, first served until we have some more relaxation of rules.
Sun 16th Aug Oxborough, Gooderstone/Beachamwell walk, nr Swaffham 7 miles
Meet 10.30am for 10.45 am start in Oxborough, details to be given to you when you ‘book in’ with me on 07879 640676 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Limited numbers on walks at the moment, so please do not leave until the last minute to book! This walk links all three of the pretty villages and offers a chance for people to experience a different area, surrounded by the National property, Oxborough Hall at the beginning of the walk. Optional drinks afterwards in the Bedingfield Arms, Oxborough, plenty of outdoor space for us to sit.
Tues 18th Aug Evening walk at Rockland St Mary kindly led by Tony
Meet 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start in Rockland St Mary, come along and enjoy a lovely broad land walk of around 4.5 miles kindly led by Tony. Make the most of this last evening walk of the season! Please ‘book in’ with Sarah on 07879640676 or email email@example.com and then I will get back to you with details of where we are meeting. Open to fully paid members and ‘prospective’ members.
Sun 23rd August Upper Sheringham walk 8 miles
Meet 10.15am for 10.30am start in Upper Sheringham, please ‘book in’ with Sarah on 07879640676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Open to fully paid up members and ‘prospective’ members. A charge of £1.00 today for parking. Sorry no toilets available at start. The walk takes us along the coast via Sheringham park, and back via Weybourne Station. Please note depending on time we may have a stop at Weybourne at the cafe or the pub on route. A scenic walk and hilly in places!
Sun 30th Aug Bank Holiday w/end Gorleston Walk 7 miles
Meet 10.15am for 10.30am start at the South end of Gorleston for the this walk. The route takes us inland via Lound Lakes, a nature reserve, along to Hopton on Sea and finally, a section is along the beach. Please ‘book in’ with Sarah on 07879640676 or email email@example.com
More walks to follow/………………….
Would you like to lead a walk in the future?? Please let me know, I expect some of you have been checking some walks out over the last 3 months. It is good to have a change of leader and different areas from time to time.
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.