October 2023 Update

Welcome to the Autumn and ultimately one of our favourite walking seasons.

Good news for walk leaders. There is now money provided for N&S LDWA walk leaders to recce social walks. This is intended as a contribution as opposed to full reimbursement, and recognises the time and cost (in particular travel cost) that a leader may have when developing social walks for N&S LDWA.

** This is a new initiative effective from 1st August 2023 and may be revised on an ongoing basis to ensure it remains fair and applicable for all members.**

For full details and rules please refer to the website Norfolk & Suffolk LDWA - Social Walk Guidelines & Forms


You may recall in the last newsletter I had advised I would lead The Wool Towns Walk over a couple of days in autumn. In hindsight having completed the reccee for section one I have realised it is probably a bit ambitious for this time of year when the days are getting shorter. I have therefore decided to just lead the 16 mile section from Sudbury to Hadleigh in October with the intention of putting the whole walk on in the spring.

Finally this year’s Christmas walk and lunch will be on the 2nd December at The White Horse Inn, Norwich Rd, Stoke Ash - Full details to follow

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

Sun 24th Sep 2023

Workhouse Roundabout

Group Walk - 18ml. 9:00 Cherrytree c.p. Theatre Street, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2EW No charge for c.p. (GR TF988135). The route is a (sort of) figure of eight around Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse.

Sun 1st Oct 2023

Flower of Suffolk

Challenge Event - 26 or 18ml. in 9 hours - finish by 5pm. Location: Walberswick Village Hall, Ferry Road, Walberswick, IP18 6TZ. Car parking available in nearby pay and display car park (GR TM498746). A scenic route on the Suffolk coast and inland on heathland footpaths around Minsmere and Dunwich.

Wed 4th Oct 2023

Shingle Street Shortie

Group Walk - 15.5ml. 9:00 Shingle Street Coast Guard cottages c.p. Nearest postcode IP12 3BG There are 2 small c.p at Shingle Street plus roadside parking. (GR TM367426). Circular walk taking in coastal paths, heathland paths, forest tracks & a couple of sections of road walking.

Sun 8th Oct 2023

Cambridge Tour

Group Walk - 19ml. 10:00 Meet outside Cambridge Train Station, Station Rd, CB1 2JW. Start GR TL462572, Finish GR TL500650. This is a 19 mile social walk with an easy early finish at 13miles if required.

Sat 14th Oct 2023

Wool Towns Walk Sudbury to Hadleigh

Group Walk - 16ml. 9:30 Meet Free c.p adjacent Hadleigh Swimming Pool opposite The Cock Inn, George Street. Post code : IP7 5BP Free Parking. We will then catch the 9:50 bus to Sudbury - Cost 4.50 and walk back to Hadleigh on the Wool Towns Trail. (GR TM030427). Change of plan from original Idea to walk two…

Sun 29th Oct 2023

Cathedral Views

Group Walk - 19ml. 9:00 Ship Lane c.p (off Broad Street), Ely, CB7 4BB Expl map 226. (GR TL544799). On leaving the carpark we head south along the riverside path, then pick up Fen Rivers Way path towards Little Thetford, and then Witchford.

Sun 12th Nov 2023

Ten Churches in Autumn

Group Walk - 16ml. 9:00 TBA-. A new Norfolk trail visiting ten churches in the Cawston, Reepham & Haveringland area. This is Norfolk’s version of Suffolk’s Ten Churches in Autumn lead by Joe Cooper & repeated by Roger Osborne several years ago. C: Robert Bilbie. E: robert@archerread.co.uk

It would be great to expand on this schedule therefore if you would like to lead a walk please contact me with details walks.norfolkandsuffolk@ldwa.org.uk


Happy Walking