Walks for Feb/March 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.
Please note that the walks are very muddy underfoot everywhere! even more so than usual with amount of rain we have had over the last few months, so we will be taking things a bit easier and maybe more lane/road for the time being until things improve.
Fri 14th February Love Light Festival in Norwich, the first festival of its kind in Norwich. This looks good, just been shown on local TV. A free family festival which is being held over the Valentines weekend with the theme of love and belonging. We aim to see the Valentines parade from Norwich Cathedral and the outdoor fire theatre on the Friday,10:58:46 although there are other events, see below for further details on the website, please meet up outside the Maids Head Hotel at 5.30pm/5.45pm or later outside the Forum at 7pm for the outdoor fire theatre, please let me know so I can look out for you. www.lovelightnorwich.co.uk
Sunday 16th February Swanton Morley area 8.5 miles
Meet/park in Swanton Morley Village Hall, Manns Lane, Swanton Morley, NR20 4NP ready to start walking at 10.30am. Please park up towards the recycling bin area of the car park as the hall will be used by others today as well. The walk is along lanes, tracks and field paths. Also, we will go via North Tuddenham common where we will have our first coffee stop along the way, so please bring snacks/drinks for this. We will then head off towards Elsing area, with another stop later on in the Church, returning along some field tracks to Woodgate lane, Swanton Morley. Optional refreshment stop after the walk in the Angle pub, Swanton Morley. A listed building, dating back to 1610, and some parts of the building which were once owned by an ancestor of Abraham Lincoln. New faces welcome to join us, but hopefully you will feel confident in doing the distance, please contact me on 07879 640676 or email email@example.com to let me know you are turning up for the walk, thanks, Sarah.
Sun 23rd Feb Walsingham 7 miles approx. Option to see the Snowdrops afterwards in the Priory (£5.50)entrance. Just to confirm that this walk will be taking place today whatever the weather!
Meet/park at Walsingham village hall (next to School) Wells Road, Walsingham, NR22 6DL ready to start walking at 10.30am. Contributions towards village hall funds for parking but sorry no toilets! Walsingham and its shrine has long been a place of pilgrimage for Christians of all denominations. The walk itself covers both sides of the Stiffkey valley and offers some nice views over the undulating landscape. We will cover the Little Walsingham and Houghton St Giles area. Please bring a snack/drink for a coffee break on route. New faces welcome to try us out for a free trial but please let me know you are coming along so I can look out for you. Plenty of refreshment opportunities after the walk today and of course, a chance to view the snowdrops in the priory afterwards, think the admission is now £5.50. Sarah, 07879 640676. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Snowdrops at Walsingham…….
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
Sunday 8th March Blakeney/Wiveton Downs, details to follow soon/…..
Sunday 15th March Tasburgh walk 8.5 miles
Meet/park at 10.30am in Tasburgh village hall/social club, Grove Lane, Tasburgh, Nr15 1lR. 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 stop 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 07879640676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are coming along, thanks, Sarah.
Sunday 22nd March Walk to follow soon/………………………………
Friday 27th March Joe Ringer Band, Brickmakers Pub, Sprowston Norwich. Please join us for more dancing! Google Joe Ringer Band for info. Meet Sarah and others in the Brickmakers from 8pm onwards…..
Sunday 29th March Thurne walk 8 miles, kindly led by Bob and Stephanie, 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…….