June 2024 Update


Welcome to the June walks update

We have had the usual whirlwind of a month leading up to the Speyside 100.

A great effort was made by Norfolk & Suffolk to support the event. Despite being one of the furthest to travel to in Scotland, 14 Marshals put themselves forward and put in very long hours supporting the walkers on the wonderfully run N & S Checkpoint.

We also had 100% completion rate from our 16 members that walked/staggered the full course. This includes three first timers Andy Dack, Shu Foster and Crumpton Clarke (Huge Congratulations!) The comradery and support shown in this walking community is amazing and a privilege to be a part of.

Looking forward we have the Rodent Wriggle coming up on the 27Th July. We would really appreciate volunteers to come forward to marshal.

Anyone that can assist please could you contact Hilary Magnall by email  familymagnall@hotmail.com or WhatsApp. Some people have already said they would like to help however could you please still confirm by contacting Hilary.

 

Upcoming Walks Schedule: (Please refer to website for full details)

Sun 9th Jun 2024

Peninsula Plod/ Meet up with Carol & Steve

Group Walk - 18ml. 9:00 Car Park off Holbrook Village Hall Green. Post Code IP9 2PZ. (GR TM168365). Starting from Holbrook we walk out to Pin Mill on the River Orwell & then follow the Stour & Orwell Walk to Shotley where we will head inland via Shotley Church before heading back to the river to continue to the river to continue to the Shipwreck at Shotley Point. We will meet up with Carol & Steve here to have our lunch break before heading back to Holbrook along the Stour

General Notes

This is an opportunity to catch up with Carol & Steve and have a long lunch break at the pub before a leisurely walk back to Holbrook There are toilets at Pin Mill as well as Shotley Point.

 

Wed 19th Jun 2024

Lynford Stag Saunter

Group Walk - 15ml. 9:30 Lynford Stag c.p picnic site, A134. Postcode IP26 5ET. The Forestry Commission site provides a map & directions: www.forestryengland.uk/lynford-stag. Grid ref: TL815916. OS Expl map 229. What three words: zealous.deprives.nuzzling. (GR TL815916). From Lynford Stage we head towards Lynford Arboretum, then High Ash, then Mundford where we shall have lunch. Then back into the forest & make our way back to Lynford.

There is an interesting WWII connection on route. Mundford (lunch stop) has a shop. The route is mainly good tracks but has a section of quiet road before Mundford

Sun 23rd Jun 2024

Three Paths Potter

Group Walk - 19ml. 9:00 Meet at Hoxne V H IP21 5AN. (GR TM179769). Walking parts of Mid Suffolk, Boudicca Way & Angles Way footpaths. Walking Hoxne to Brome & then through Norfolk villages of Scole, Dickleburgh, Rushall & Brockdish. Please bring sufficient food & drink for the day.

Sat 13th Jul 2024

Rodent Wriggle Marshals Walk-For volunteers who will be marshalling on the main event

Sat 20th Jul 2024

Hunstanton Roundabout

Group Walk - 20ml. 9:00 Valentine Road c.p £1.40 charge, Hunstanton, Norfolk. Postcode: PE36 5HG. Grid ref: TF676409. Explorer map 250. What three words: Vowing, Reduce, Airbrush. (GR TF676409). The car park is located very close to the town centre & high street so there is opportunity to buy food/drink as required. Toilets are approx. 250mt away towards the sea front.
We shall walk south along the promenade cutting inland towards Heacham & then further south towards Snettisham. From there we head east & then north towards Sedgeford where we shall stop for lunch. From Sedgeford we walk partly on Peddars Way taking us towards Ringstead & then further north towards Old Hunstanton & finally following the coast back into Hunstanton.

Sat 27th Jul 2024

Rodent Wriggle

Challenge Event - 13.5, 23 or 31.5ml. 11 Hours all to finish by 19:00 pm. Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, IP6 8BB (GR TM088547). The 2nd Rodent Wriggle has three routes as before: a 13.5 mile, 23 mile & a 50k (31.5 mile) route. The 13.5 mile route branches off the main route at 7 miles, & the 23 mile route branches off it at 12.5 miles, with both returning to the main route to finish.
It is named after the way it meanders its way up the upper reaches of the River Rat. A gentle undulating scenic route through the Mid Suffolk countryside, with 10 historic churches along the 50k route. All are interesting in their own way, but of particular note are Great Finborough with its majestic spire, quaint thatched Harleston Church, & Rattlesden Church with its magnificent Angel roof

Sun 18th Aug 2024

Summer BBQ & Walk

Martin has kindly agreed to host the BBQ again this year:

Group Walk - 18ml. 9:00 Craven farm Brampton Beccles NR34 8EG. (GR TM423833). Figure of eight walk 12 miles in the morning to lunch stop followed by 6 Miles in the afternoon. BBQ around 4.00pm . Please may we have confirmation if you are coming at least 7 days prior to the Walk. C: Martin Watson Tel: 07890753516

 

Thank you to all the walk leaders that have come forward to help fill the schedule. If anyone else would like to contribute and lead a walk it would be very much appreciated. Please contact me on WhatsApp or email janeaudsley@msn.com

Enjoy the summer walking

 

Jane