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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Sunday 8th October     Mattishall walk 7 miles
Please meet/park at Mattishall Sports / Social club(Memorial Hall) Mattishall, South Green, NR20 3JY ready for a 10.30am start. We have permission to park here/you will see the blue signage. Please google the post code before heading out.  Sorry no toilets available today. The walk takes us over towards East Tuddenham along footpaths, tracks and some minor roads. We will  have a lunch break at Welborne Church so please bring snacks/drinks for this. New faces welcome to try us out for a free trial, please contact Sarah on 07879 640676 or
Saturday 14th October  Quiz night  at Aylsham Town Hall run by Aylsham Rotary Club, Tickets £6.00 each funds to charity, bring your own snacks/drinks. Meet 7pm for 7.30pm start at Aylsham Town Hall. Now full up!  Sarah 07879640676 or
Sunday 15th October    Pulham Market Walk, kindly led by Chris 6 miles
Please meet/park in Church Hill Surgery car park, Station Road, Pulham Market, IP21 4TX ready for a 10.30am start.  We have permission to park at the Surgery.  Pulham Market is one of the prettiest villages in South Norfolk with it’s  picturesque green, medieval church and the green surrounded by thatched cottages. Chris is leading this walk on quiet lanes and paths in the area, and will be stopping at times to point out a few landmarks along the way, and the route follows the ‘workhouse walk’. Please bring along snack/drinks for lunch after the walk, although you will be of course able to take in fluids on route too. Optional refreshments available after the walk in the village.
Sun 22nd October     Banningham walk  7.2 miles (Meal now full up!)
Please meet/park at Colby/Banningham community hall, Colby Road, Banningham, NR11 7DY ready for a 10.30am start. £1.00 per person for village hall funds required today please. The walk is a mixture of quiet roads, paths and  the Weavers Way trail in the area. Please note there are some areas which are overgrown on this walk. We will have a break on route so please bring snack/drinks for this.  Meal full up now.  £16.95 per person.(thought we would keep it simple today with a choice of roasts only) Please google the pub for more details. Please let me know if you would like to eat afterwards in the Crown, sit down is for 1.30pm. Tel: 07879 640676 or


Sunday 29th October    Burlingham Woods   6.75 miles
Please meet/park at Fairhaven Garden Centre, School Road, South Walsham, NR13 6DZ, ready for a 10.30am start. Please park on the right hand side as you enter the garden centre. There are toilets in the car park too. The walk is described as a woodland galore, it includes visits to woods which have been planted over the last 2 decades by local people or restored by the council. There is an interesting sun dial in an elevated position in a clearing at Austin’s wood. After the walk we can use the Fairhaven coffee shop as they have kindly let us park here. New faces welcome to come along and have a free trial before deciding if they would like to join up with us. Contact Sarah on 07879640676 or
Sunday 5th November      Sorry no walk, a day off!

Friday 10th Nov   Social evening   Duke of Wellington pub, Waterloo Road, Norwich. Now Full up! 
Come along and have a few drinks or even at takeaway in you fancy this? We are meeting from 6.30pm, I have reserved a table and you are able to order a takeaway from the pub and they deliver it to you, the pub kindly lets us have the crockery and cutlery. Park where available on nearby streets. See you there, please reserve a space with me, Sarah on 07879640676 or
Sun 12th Nov    Brisley walk  7 miles approx
Please park/meet at Brisley Village Hall, Gateley Road, Brisley, NR20 5LR, ready for a 10.30am start. We need to make a £1.00 contribution towards village hall funds today and the toilets will be available too at the start for your use.  The walk is a circular walk over tracks/paths and a ford around Brisley common area, and with some lane walk. Please note that due the all the recent rain we have had it may be very wet underfoot in places, so be prepared for this! After the walk we can have post drinks in a nearby pub.  Contact Sarah on 07879 640676 if new to walking.


Sunday 19th November   Walk in Wroxham, kindly led by John 8.7 miles.
Please meet/park at Roys medium/long stay free car park, Station Road, Hoveton, NR12 8UR ready for a 10.30am start. Best to google the area before setting off. The walk is mostly traffic free circular taking in Ashmanhaugh (for lunch, so please bring this with you and liquids) and Tunstead before heading back along Bure Valley Railway footpath. The odd track across fields are encountered. Sorry no dogs allowed. Refreshments afterwards in one of the many establishments in Wroxham/Hoveton. Contact John on 07717 046447

Sunday 26th Nov               Aldborough walk 7 miles

Please meet/park at Aldborough Community Centre car park ready for a 10.30am start. There will be toilets available today, and we will need a £1.00 donation towards the centre.  The walk is over Hanworth common, Weavers Way  and along the edges of Erpingham. It may well be muddy in places so please expect this. Please bring along a packed lunch and liquids. Optional drinks afterwards in the nearby Cricketeers Arms, Aldborough. See you there, Sarah. Tel: 07879 640676.

Sunday 3rd December      Claxton Walk, mystery mileage!  6-8 miles

Please park/meet at Claxton village hall, The Street, Claxton, NR14 7AS ready for a 10.30am start. We will need a £1.00 contribution towards village hall funds today and the toilets will be open as well. Please note that this walk may be shortened if we have a lot of rainfall near to this date as we will be unable to do the part near the River Yare.-hence the mystery mileage! However, the plan is to walk up to the Beauchamp Arms pub, towards Langley Green and back via Carlton St Peter. Optional drinks after the walk in the New Inn pub at Rockland. Sorry no dogs on the walks. Please bring along a packed lunch for a break on route. Any questions please email

Sunday 10th December   Lenwade area 7.5 /8 miles,   a different walk to last time!

Please meet/park in the layby near Norfolk Stoves, Norwich Road, Lenwade, NR9 5SY. Ready for a 10.30am start. Best to google the area before heading out.  This walk takes us North towards Reepham, via Great Witchingham church, and returns along Marriott’s Way. Could be muddy in places. Please bring along a packed lunch for a couple of stops on route. Optional drinks after the walk. New faces welcome but please contact me to let me know you are coming along so I can look out for you, Sarah Tel: 07879640676 or


Sun 17th December  2023     Marsham Woodland 7 mile walk

Please meet/park on the Old Road layby in Marsham, NR10 5PR, ready for a 10.30am start. A lovely woodland walk which goes over towards Hevingham, over the heath and returns via Woodland to Marsham. Please bring along snacks/drinks for a break along the way.

Sunday 17th December 2023    Christmas lunch after the Marsham walk, lunch being held at the Fox Steakhouse, Hevingham, NR10 5LY. Now full up, could put your name down on the waiting list though? 

Visit: for details about the Christmas menu and the ‘ordinary menu/a la carte menu and the Christmas menu including Roast Turkey, Beef and Pork.  Please do not order off the light bites menu.  Bearing in mind we are eating at 2pm, preference would be to have main/desserts etc otherwise it will be a late day! We are getting there for 1.30pm for a 2pm sit down meal. (They have another party before us) You are able to order off either the Christmas menu or the ordinary, al carte menu, there is no set menu. People will need to arrange a non-refundable £10.00 deposit to secure their seat and I will need to know choices/have money by the end of November ish.

Details for payment of the £10.00 are as follows: Santander account, Sort Code 09-01-27, Account number: 87905720 payable to ‘Solemates’  or you can pay me cheque/cash. Any questions, please contact Sarah, 07879640676 or     Any questions about the meal please email and send your choices over to me by text/email please, as telling me I may forget, thanks.