Covid-19-Virus The gradual easing of lockdown measures now allows more freedom for people up to six people with social distancing outdoors. However, this is a difficult number and still too soon to proceed with Solemates walks/events in my opinion. So, we will continue to monitor the government guidelines, and proceed when the situation is eased further, hopefully, later on in June or July (Written 1st June 2020).
If you are new to walking and would like to join us then please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 which is still 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.
Please allow plenty of time for your journey to arrive, as there are just so many roadworks about at the moment with detours, check out timings with routeplanner.
Saturday Feb 29th Indian Dining at Merchants of Spice, 127 Yarmouth Road, Nch, NR7 0QY. please google their website for further info, and let me know asap if interested, as only 16 spaces and priority is given to fully paid up members on this event, thanks, Sarah. Meet 7.15pm for 7.30pm sit down, car parking available.
Sun 1st March Sloughbottom park to Costessey walk, 7.5 miles
Meet at 10.30am in Sloughbottom park, Drayton Road, Norwich, NR3 2EN.(This is the nearest post code I have and is not that accurate! Entrance to Sloughbottom park is on Drayton Road, more or less opposite the turning for Galley Hill) Best to google the area before heading out to find it. Free parking, and I believe toilets are open in the Pavilion. This walk is along Marriotts way, and takes us along to Costessey, and it is surprisingly hilly in places as we ascend both Green and East Hills on route. When we return there is the option of drinks in the Gibraltar Gardens. Please bring packed lunch. New faces welcome to join us but please ensure you are confident of doing the distance. Please contact me if coming along on 07879640676 or email email@example.com
Sun 8th March Blakeney/Wiveton Downs 8 miles approx.
Meet/park in the Wiveton Downs Nature Reserve free car park, Langham Road in Glandford, NR25 7PD ready to start walking at 10.30am. This is the nearest post code that I have, please take a look at the map on the website below/google the area. Please be careful when driving into the car park, pot holes! A lovely walk starting on the Wiveton Downs which provides some good views, then along the coastal path for a time, through Blakeney, Wiveton and returning via Glandford. Option for refreshments afterwards in the Wiveton Bell, just up the road. New faces welcome to join us and hopefully, you are confident in doing the distance. Please bring along snacks/drinks for a break along the way. Please contact me if you a new face so I can look out for you, thanks, Sarah, Tel: 07879 640676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 14th March Quiz night- Save the Children charity, held at Hethersett village hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, NR9 3JJ. Tickets £10.00 which includes fish and chips, or £5.00 just for the quiz, raffle, glasses, salt/pepper etc provided. Bring your own drinks, meet 7pm for 7.30pm start, if interested please let me know, payment can be done by bacs to Solemates Santander account: 09-01-27 87905720 or by cash to me. Two teams reserved for up to 16 people, please let me know asap, thanks, Sarah.
Sunday 15th March Tasburgh walk 8.5 miles
Please allow yourself lots of time to get to walks, my biggest ‘learning curve’ about the running of Solemates walks is never to presume anything or about anybody, there are always plenty of hazards in life to trip us up. Do not just rely on a sat nav, they are purely a guide and do not take you door to door, you will probably need to back that up at certain times with other means.
Meet/park at 10.30am in Tasburgh village hall/social club, Grove Lane, Tasburgh, Nr15 1LR. Very important ! Do your self a favour and please google post code, or look at www.tasburghvillagehall for more information to help you. Contributions towards village hall and toilets may be available too. The route is along quiet lanes and paths including Boudica’s way. We will have a couple of coffee stops along the way, one being in St Michaels Church, Stratton. Please wear good footwear as some paths were muddy. New faces welcome to join us for a free trial but please ensure you are confident of doing the distance. Please contact me on 07879 640676 or email email@example.com to let me know you are coming along, thanks, Sarah.
Sorry but due to the latest Government guidelines concerning Covid-19 Virus I am withdrawing all forthcoming walks/events with immediate effect until such time we can proceed again. It is decision which is painful but necessary and in the best interests of everyone concerned. (Written 17th March) Stay Safe everyone….
Sun 22nd March Ludham walk 6 miles Cancelled until another time!
Meet/park in Ludham village hall car park, Norwich Road, Ludham, NR29 5PB ready to start walking at 10.30am. Toilets available, and a contribution towards village hall funds please. A circular Broadland walk taking in the path along the River Ant with plenty of views. Optional refreshments in Ludham afterwards. New faces welcome to join us, hopefully you are confident in doing the distance. Please let me know you are coming along so I can look out for you, thanks, Sarah. 07879640676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 29th March Cromer walk 7.5 miles kindly led by John optional visit to Cromer Vintage 60’s Festival afterwards. Cancelled until another time!
Meet at Cromer Tourist Information Centre (car park side), Louden Road, Cromer, NR27 9EF, ready to start walking at 10.30am. Toilets available at the Tourist Information centre. Please park where available pay and display/off road in the town centre, allowing sufficient time for the walk, etc. This is undulating, circular walk which starts off heading towards Roughton before going westwards to Felbrigg Hall (We will have a break at the hall) all on good tracks/paths but with some road walking in places. An optional visit afterwards is to the Vintage 60’s Festival, organised by Cromer Pier, plenty to see and do, and all free! Vintage clothes stall, records, collectables, classic motorbikes, scooters and vehicles all on display. John’s number if required is: 07717 046447. www.cromerpier.co.uk/whats-on/vintage-sixties-festival
Sunday 5th April Gorleston walk, more details to follow soon/…………………..
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 email@example.com or 07879 640676. Prospective members are always welcome to try us out first for free and the membership is still only £20.00 which is valid for a whole year. Hope you can join us soon…….