Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Walks

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 dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk  in the first instance as I need to know that you feel confident in doing our walks in the interest of safety for yourself and others. As these walks are not a stroll! Ideally you will have some level of fitness.  Currently, you are able to come along for a ‘one free trial for a walk’. Yearly membership is £25.00.  Payment for walks can be made to: Solemates is the name of the account and it is a business Account: Sort Code: 09-01-27, Account: 87905720.   Please note that we normally have breaks on all walks and we usually take snacks/drinks to have on route even though we may stop at a pub/tea shop afterwards which is optional.    

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. 

                                    

     

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Sun 1st May       Ludham Walk    approx 7 miles 
Please park where ever possible in the village centre, but meet us near the Butchers shop on the High Street, opposite the church, Ludham, NR29 5QE, ready for a prompt 10.30am start.  This walk is a repeat of the walk along the River Ant, past Ludham Hall and returning into the village. Optional Refreshments afterwards in the King’s Arms pub.  New faces welcome to try us out for a free trial but please let me know you are coming along, Sarah 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk
Sun 8th May      Cromer Walk  7.25 miles
Please meet outside the Tourist information office in Cromer, Louden Road, NR27 9EF for a prompt 10.30am start. Allow 3 hours for parking at the car park or maybe park on roadside close by, toilets available at the Tourist information office. The walk starts off by heading towards West Runton, up Beeston Regis/Roman Camp and back along Sandy Lane into town. I am hoping that if the weather is nice we can relax on our return on the beach, fingers crossed! Please bring along snacks/drinks for a break on route, new faces welcome to come along and try us out for a free trial, please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk
Fri 13th May  Claire Barker Big Band   –  Come along and enjoy yourself!    http://www.clairebarkerband.com/videos an uplifting and lively band which covers most things.
Please meet at the Brickmakers Pub, Sprowston Road, Norwich, for 8ish. Please let me know you are coming along so I can look out for you. If you want to find out more about the band just look at the link or facebook/ you tube.  See you there! Sarah  dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk or 07879  640676.
Sunday 15th May     Lenwade area   Around 8.5  miles
Please meet/park in the layby on the A1067, Norwich Road in Lenwade, nearest post code is NR9 5SH (please google the area and you will see the large layby) ready for a 10.30am start. (Norfolk Stoves shop is close by)  The walk is a mix of Marriotts way, tracks up and through Swannington village.  We will have a break at St Margaret’s Church in Swannington before returning along paths in Little Witchingham and to the starting point, just off Porters Lane. Option for a drink or two in the nearby Bridge Pub in Lenwade. New faces welcome to try us out for a trial session, please let me know you are coming so that I can look out for you, Sarah 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk
Sun 22nd May           Day Off !

Friday 27th May    Evening walk around Norwich     Approx 4 miles

Meet outside the main entrance of St Andrews car park on Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 3AT for a 6.30ish start, evening charge is £2.20 paid by coins/credit card from 6.30pm.  Please join me on this very pleasant 4 mile walk along the River Wensum taking in some of the City’s historic bridges.  Walk will terminate at a suitable watering hole!  New faces welcome to come along and try us out, please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk so I can look out for you.

Sun 29th May  Bramerton/Kirby Bedon   7.5 miles  kindly led by John

Meet/park ready for a 10.30am start from Alpington village hall, Church Road, NR14 7NU.  A pleasant circular walk taking in four churches on route, and some quiet lanes.  One of  churches we will have a lunch stop at, so please bring a packed lunch for this. (Toilets available on the day and £1.00 donation per car towards village hall funds required today please)  After the walk there is the option of refreshments in the nearby pub, The Wheel of Fortune for those who would like to participate.  New faces welcome to come along and try us out for a ‘free trial’ before deciding if they would like to join the group.  Please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk

Sun 5th June  Jubilee Weekend  Ashill near Swaffham 7 miles approx

Please meet/park in Ashill Community Centre car park, Hale Road, Ashill, IP25 74x ready for a 10.30am start. This walk covers the Breckland countryside by walking some of the Peddars Way on route and passes St Mary’s Church at Houghton on the Hill which became famous after a remarkable series of 11th Century wall paintings were discovered during restoration work in 1996. We may well have a lunch stop in North Pickenham church, so please bring this with you. After the walk we can grab a refreshment in the nearby pub, The White Hart in Ashill which has a good selection of cask ales and lagers to tempt us with. New faces welcome to try us out for a ‘trial’ session but please let me know you are coming along, Sarah 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk

 

Sunday 12th June     Re-arranged walk, details to follow soon/……

 

Sun 19th June   7 mile walk followed by Solemates Summer Solstice Sausage Sizzle kindly hosted by Steph and Bob

Please meet/park at 10.15am ready for a 10.30am start for a 7 mile walk in the Blofield Heath area. Please park at Foxley Cottage, Hemblington Hall Lane, NR13 4PT or What3words///ambitions.pure.daffodils which is more accurate as the post code can take you further along the road.  Please google the area to get an idea of the area before heading off. There is big “157 Foxley Cottage” sign at the entrance to the house, which is about 200m outside Blofield Heath heading East. There is sufficient parking but please share a lift if possible. All meat/veggie for the BBQ and bread will be provided along with soft drinks. Please bring a chair if you have one and alcohol if you require it.  Any other food not necessary but if you would like to bring something then please do. Please email  steph@thebawdens.com to let us know if you are coming by wed 15th June. If wet we will decamp indoors like last year!  (Map to follow for the address)

Bob and steph's address.

 

Sun 26th June  Cley/Salthouse area 7  to  8 miles

Meet/park in Cley village hall, The Fairstead, Cley, NR25 7RJ Ready for a 10.30am start. The walk heads off past Cley windmill down to the beach for a bit of beach walking, along to Salhouse whereby we will have a break, so please bring along a packed lunch for this.  Returning along Salthouse heath, and Lavender hill back to the start.  After the walk we can have refreshments in the local pub, The Three Swallows in Cley. (There is also an Antiques fair on at Cley village hall if people would like to take a look) New faces welcome to join us, please let me know on 07879 640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk   Thanks, Sarah.

Date for your diary? Friday 1st July Tubing at Norfolk Snowsports club, Whitlingham Lane, Norwich, NR14 8TW. £16.00 per 1 hour session, meet 6.15pm in the car park at the site, I do need the £16.00 up front to secure your place, as I have paid up front too. First come, first served on this one, I may be able to book some more places if any available and people let me know in good time, as this is a popular event. Contact Sarah on 07879 640676. Please transfer payment to Solemates account, details at the beginning of the walks page.