Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk 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  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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Fri 29th July     Lakenham 5 mile Evening walk kindly led by John
Please meet/park at the city end on Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TN ready for a 6.30pm start. (Single line parking, no parking 10pm until 4am, hence you may park otherwise) The walk is a 5 mile with options for less if required, taking a leisurely walk towards Lakenham across the meadows and riverside paths. Then we pick up Lakenham way and head towards the City, during this we take in remains of the old City walls at Carrow.  On our return back to the cars, we can then go for an optional drink at the local pub in Trowse. Breaks on route so please bring snacks/drinks for this. New faces welcome, please let us know so we can look out for you. Many thanks, Sarah, 07879640676 or
Sunday 31st July       Dilham walk  6 to 7 miles
Meet/park in the Crosskeys Pub car park,(We have permission) The Street, Dilham, NR28 9PS ready for a 10.30am start. They will kindly let us use the pub toilets. Please google post code.  This walk is along Weavers Way, Honing Common and via Worstead village. After the walk refreshments or food at the Crosskeys Pub.  New faces welcome. Sarah 07879640676 or  but please let me know you are attending so I can look out for you.


Friday 5th August     Bowthorpe Marshes Evening Walk 4 miles kindly led by the lovely Lynda
Meet/park at 6.15pm ready for a 6.30pm start from the Shoppers free car park by Bowthorpe Health Centre, Wendene, Bowthorpe, NR5 9HA. Please google the post code to get an idea as to where the Bowthorpe Health Centre is before heading off.  The walk is a pleasant walk via Southern Marsh and Earlham Park, and we can have some refreshments if people desire at the Clocktower as they have some outdoor seating there. New faces welcome to join us, but please let me know so we can look out for you, Sarah 07879640676 or
Sunday 7th August    Thompson Water and the Pingo Trail Kindly led by Tony   8.8 miles.
Please meet/park at the Great Hockham Picnic Site car park, IP24 1PA which is on the A1075 ready for a prompt 10.30am start.  This walk takes in a variety of landscapes, heaths, woodland and commons, in addition the wildlife is good on this walk, butterflies, birds, even a chance of seeing some deer – roe or muntjac. The route passes the ‘pingo’s of Thompson Common, considered to be landscape remnants of the last Ice Age, and makes use of both disused railway line and a quiet stretch of the Peddars Way.  After the walk we will retreat to the Chequers Pub at Thompson for drinks or maybe lunch. (Booking advisable for lunch) New faces welcome to join us but must feel confident in doing the distance. Please bring along plenty of fluids and food for a couple of stops on route. Sarah, 07879640676 or

Sunday 14th August   Acle and Upton Walk   7 miles approx.

Meet/park for a 10.30am prompt start in the free car park at Acle War Memorial Recreation Centre, Bridewell Lane, NR13 3RA.  Please google post code.  The walk takes us past the round towered church at Fishley, through the attractive village of Upton  and along the River with broadland views to enjoy.  Please note that we may have a quick drink on route today at Acle bridge if it is not too busy and the weather permits.  New faces welcome to join us, please let me know that you are coming along so I can look out for you, or 07879 640676. Thanks, we look forward to meeting you, Sarah. 

Friday 19th August Fancy a curry? Merchants of Spice meal, 127 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, NR7 OQY.  Seated outdoors, limited numbers, meet 6.30pm for 6.45 sit down. Parking available, menu on line. Numbers to me asap please, first come, first served! Sarah, 07879640676.

Sun 21st August  Horsford walk kindly led by Gwenie  7.5 miles

Please meet/park at the Horsford woods car park on the roundabout on Green Lane for a 10.30am start, nearest post is NR10 3ED. Please google post code.  A lovely woodland walk around Horsford area followed by optional tea and scones back at Gwenies in Horsford.  Although tea/scones are on offer please bring alongs snacks/drinks for a couple of breaks on route. New faces welcome to join us, but must be able to do the distance. Please let me know you are coming along if new so we can look out for you, thanks, Sarah 07879 640676.

Sun 28th August  Bank Holiday weekend  Colkirk/Hempton walk nr Fakenham, 8.5 miles approx.

Please meet/park at Colkirk parish village hall, just west of the Church, Gormans Lane/Church Road, NR21 7NR. Please google the area although the parish hall comes up as the pre-school for some reason but it is left of the church.  This walk is a pleasant walk over rolling hills and along good tracks, paths, and quiet lanes with some wide ranging views. Please bring snacks/drinks for a couple of drinks on route. New faces welcome but must be able to do the distance, please let me know you are coming along so I can look out for you. Sarah 07879640676 or

Sunday 4th September    Tasburgh/Saxlingham Nethergate  7.5  miles

Please meet/park at Tasburgh Village Hall, Grove Lane, Tasburgh, NR15 1LR ready for a 10.30am start. We need to make a donation of £1.00 per car today for village hall funds please. The walk takes us along some of Boudicca Way over to Saxlingham Nethergate via the Church in the village and also past the ruins of St Mary’s Church too. Refreshments/drinks stop so please bring along a packed lunch for this. After the walk refreshments in the local pub in Tasburgh on the A140. New faces welcome to trial us out for a free walk.  Please contact Sarah 07879640676 or   We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday 11th September   No walk, we are away on holiday…………..

Sunday 18th September     Hickling walk kindly led by John 7.5 miles

Please meet/park at Hickling Methodist Church car park, Heath Road, NR12 0YA ready for a 10.30am start. The walk is a pleasant flat walk on quiet country lanes and tracks. We take in Sutton Mill (tallest in Britain) and then Ingram Church for lunch. Refreshments are an option after the walk at the Greyhound pub which serves real ales and fine wines for those who like to reward themselves with a well earned drink. New faces welcome to join us but must be able to do the distance, please let Sarah know you are coming on 07879640676 or email so that I can look out for you, thanks.

More walks to follow…………..