Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Solemates Norfolk Walks

Walks

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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.  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 5th May Bank Holiday w/end  Overstrand Walk, kindly led by Tony 8.5/9 miles
Please meet opposite the Cliff Top Cafe, Cliff Road, Overstrand, NR27 OPP Ready for a 10.30am start. I would advise parking where possible in the village as the pay and display nearby is expensive (you would need to allow for at least 4 hrs, which c0sts £7.20) The Pay and Display car park  has toilets close by should anybody need them.  The walk is around Southrepps and Northrepps, mostly off road but a few short sections along quiet lanes, but no beach walking.  Please note this walk has some ascents/descents more than our usual walks.    Sorry no dogs allowed on the walks. Optional drinks after walking either the White Horse or the Sea Marge with sea views if the weather is good!
New faces welcome to come along and try us out for a free trial before deciding if you would like to join Solemates club, please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk
Sun 12th May   Walks around the parks of Norwich City kindly led by John 8 miles.
Please park/meet in the car park of the Brickmakers Pub, Sprowston NR3 4DY for a 10.30am start. (We have permission to park there) A lovely spring walk taking in Anderson’s Meadow, Wensum Park, Waterloo Park and Catton Park. The latter has numerous carvings to spot around beautiful landscapes.  Many of the parks in Norwich were established in the 1920 and 30’s by Captain Arnold Sandy’s Winsch, a parks superintendent, he proposed that unemployed men were used to construct open spaces helped by government funds, by the time he retired Norwich had about 600 acres of parks and open spaces to enjoy. Sorry no dogs allowed on the walk, contact Sarah on 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk  Please bring along snacks/drinks for your lunch, and there is the opportunity of optional drink after the walk at the Brickmakers pub.
Sun 19th May     Loddon Walk  7.25 miles
Please meet/park at Loddon Church Plain car park, free on Sunday’s NR19 6ET. Ready for the usual 10.30am start.  This is a varied walk which takes in Wherrymans’ Way, the long distance footpath, over to Hales village  and the green. We will return along Warren Hills and across the A146 to return to Loddon. Optional drinks in Loddon after the walk. Please bring along snacks/drinks for a break on route. Sorry no dogs allowed. Please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk for more information if required.
Sun 26th May   Bank Holiday week end    Hempton and Colkirk  7 miles approx.

SORRY BUT THIS WALK IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST.. WRITTEN AT 7AM ON SUNDAY. 

Please meet/park outside the parking area at Hempton Memorial  Hall, The Green, Hempton NR21 7LG ready for a 10.30am start. Sorry no toilets available today.  The walk is basically circular, along tracks over to Colkirk, through Fakenham and along the River Wensum on our return. Optional drinks at the nearby Bell Pub, in Hempton. New faces welcome to join us, please contact Sarah on 07879 6406760.

Friday 31st May 2024     Salhouse Evening Walk   approx 4 miles

Please meet/park on the roadside layby’s near Salhouse Church, Bell Lane, NR13 6HD ready to start walking at 6.30pm.   The circular walk is along good tracks/paths in and around Salhouse Village. After the walk there is the option for a drink or two nearby, probably at the Salhouse Lodge whereby we can hopefully sit outside in the evening sun. Please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or email dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk for more info if required.

Sunday 2nd June      Somerleyton Walk kindly led by Ralph    9 miles

Please meet park at the bottom end of the Dukes Head pub, Slugs Lane, Somerleyton, NR32 5QR ready for a 10.30am start. Somerleyton is a eccentric village, the creation of the railway magnate Sir Morton Peto. The walk is varied and takes us along Angles Way, over to Lound and lunch at the church in Blundeston, so please bring a packed lunch/drinks with you. The return leg brings us again onto Angles Way and back for a well earned drink at the Dukes Head pub where we started. Sorry no dogs on the walks. Contact Sarah on 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk if needed.

Sun 9th June   West Row and Worlington from Mildenhall  kindly led by John    7.5 miles

Please meet/park in Sainsbury’s lower car park (below the store) it is there overflow car park, (big enough not to miss it!) at Mildenhall, IP28 7HG ready for a 10.30am start.  Mildenhall lies on the edge of the Fens so no gradients on this walk but the landscape has a unique appeal for people who enjoy walking in really open countryside beneath the vast skies.

This walk is a lovely circular walk following the River Lark, walking out of town towards West Row and returning via Worlington/Barton Mills. Please bring along your lunch for a stop on route. Optional refreshments to be taken on the return journey north at the Elveden Inn (Off the A11) at Elveden, IP24 3TP.  Contact John on 07717 046447.

Car share if possible, perhaps put a shout out on social media, facebook or the meet up site…

Sunday 16th June 2024    Wiveton and Glandford walk approx 7 to 8 miles

Please meet/park on the large free car park, just past the Cley Spy unit on the left at Glandford Barns, Holt, NR25 7JP. Please google the post code before heading out. Please be ready for a 10.30am start. There may be toilets open today. The walk is two loops, taking in some nice scenery from Wiveton Downs, walking past the River Glaven and going past Bayfield Hall and Lake. Mostly good paths but minor lanes where appropriate. Sorry no dogs. Please bring a packed lunch for a break. Optional drink somewhere, maybe the Kings Head at Letheringsett although there is a cafe on site at the start. New faces welcome to come along and try us out before deciding if you would like to join up with us, please contact Sarah on 07879640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 23rd June   South Walsham/Burlingham Woods approx 7 miles followed by Solemates Summer Solstice Sausage Sizzle!

Please meet park at Steph and Bob’s place, Foxley Cottage, 157 Hemblington Hall Road, Hemblington, Norwich, NR13 4PT. Sign at entrance to house. what3words ///ambtions.pure.daffodils.  Toilets available. Firstly, we will be walking a 7 mile walk in the South Walsham and Burlingham woods area along quiet lanes and footpaths. Then afterwards there is the option of staying for a Sausage BBQ, sausages/veggie options provided along with the bread rolls plus soft drinks but please feel free to bring along anything else if required.  If you have your own chair, please bring too. Please let me know if your staying for the BBQ, please text Sarah on 07879 640676 or dolman.sarah@yahoo.co.uk  just for an idea on numbers. Indoors if wet. 

 

More walks to follow/………………