Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks


Walks  for Nov/Dec   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.                                          

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.

Anybody wishing to join the club or to pay for the Christmas meal then you are able to do so by paying by bacs or when you next see me on a walk. Bacs details are on the section for December 15th below, for the xmas meal, many thanks. 

Sun 27th Oct   Frettenham/Crostwick walk 8 miles kindly led by Penny
Meet/park at Frettenham Village Hall, Church Road, NR12 7NN ready to start walking for 10.30am, (there may be village hall donations for parking here today) this is a 8 mile walk of easy tracks and byways through Frettenham village and Hillside Animal Sanctuary. Past Heggatt Hall, a 17th Century manor house, through lovely woodland to Horstead and returning to Frettenham. Refreshments available if desired in the Rose and Crown Pub, Buxton Road, NR12 7NJ  which is just in front of the village hall. New faces welcome to join us for a free trial, but please contact Sarah on 07879 640676 or email
Sun 3rd November     Bergh Apton walk 6 miles approx.
Meet/park in Bergh Apton village hall, NR15 1AA, ready to start walking at 10.30am, this walk is along tracks, and paths via Thurton and Bergh Apton Hall, passing some attractive cottages and thatched building on route. Please bring along some snack/drinks for a quick coffee break.  Further refreshments after the walk in the George and Dragon pub or the Green Pastures Farm/Gardent centre not too away far from the starting point.  New members welcome to come and try us out for a free trial, but please contact before coming, so I can look out for you. Sarah on 07879640676 or email
Friday 8th November    Joe Ringer Big Band at the Brickmakers pub, Sprowston, Norwich. Free event. If you like to listen to party bands then you had better come along to this! Meet there about 8pm. Google Joe Ringer band for more information about him and his band.  Sarah 07879 640676 Free event, all welcome!


Sun 10th Nov   Bawdeswell Walk, 8 miles approx.

Meet/park on the roadside opposite Bawdeswell primary School, Foxley Road, Bawdeswell, NR20 4RR(nearest post code I have, please google it to get an idea of where Bawdeswell primary school is)  ready to start walking promptly at 10.30am. The walk takes us towards Whitwell, along footpaths, and quiet lanes. We also go via Sparham village whereby where we will have a coffee stop in the church on route.  On our return to Bawdeswell we are able to drive to  Hamptons which is a short distance away to have tea/cake, which comes highly recommended too!! They also a lovely gift shop there which some of you may like to visit.  Please bring along some snacks/drinks with you for the walk, and please wear suitable clothing. New faces welcome but please contact me first, many thanks, Sarah 07879640676 or email

Sun 17th November   Stalham and Sutton walk,  8 miles approx.

Meet/park in the free car park on the A149 close to the Sutton Staithe Hotel, NR12 9QS. (Pull in as if you are going to the hotel and the parking is on your left) Please be ready for a prompt 10.30am start. The walk takes us north towards Brumstead whereby we will have a stop in the Church for a break, then on towards East Ruston to pick up the Weavers Way for our return. Please bring snacks/drinks for breaks and please wear suitable clothing/footwear for conditions which at this time of year can be wet. New faces very welcome to join us for a free trial but please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or email  so that we can look out for you. Optional refreshments in the Sutton Staithe Hotel on our return.

Sat 23rd November   Namco Bowling, 2 Barnard Road, Norwich, NR5 9JB, Costessey area. Please join us for a fun evening of bowling. Meet us in the foyer 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. 2 games and a drink from the bar, is £12.95 payable on the night, limited spaces!  Please let Sarah know if interested 07879640676 or email

Sun 24th November             Day off!

Sunday 1st December         Wymondham walk 6 miles 

Meet/park at the Cemetary Lane free cark in Wymondham, NR18 OBN ready to start at promptly at 10.30am.  This walk is a shorter walk than usual and is along good footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes. It takes us south of Wymondham, following the River Tiffey and via the Lizard meadow. Please note though the walk does cross the A11 in a couple of places. Option for refreshments after the walk in Wymondham. New faces welcome but please ensure you are confident in walking the distance and that you have the suitable footwear/clothing to do the walk as walks get muddy at this time of year.  Please contact me if your are new to let me know you are coming along on 07879 640676 or email


Sunday 8th December        Walk

Sun 15th Dec  Christmas walk/lunchtime meal (Sit down for 1pm) at Recruiting Sergeant, Coltishall 

Please visit:  2 or 3 course lunch, the choice is yours, please let me have your full payment by end of November at the very latest (if there are any places left by then) please note that I am taking the full payment up front for this one, as I do not want to chase payments twice!! Please put your menu choices/payment into an envelope with your name on, so to make life easier for collection, many thanks and please only sign up to this if you are certain that you can make it.  Please let me know if interested, Sarah 07879640676 or email   If paying by bacs, then, Solemates account is: Sort Code; 09-01-27  account number: 87905720. If you wish I can let you know by your email (If I have it) that the payment has been received all ok. Please note that I can only give a full refund if I can replace your seat.  Normally a fun event ! Plenty of jokes, face masks, and a picture round quiz (nothing too taxing).


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…….