November 2021 Update

Please note, some individual's contact details have been removed, but please visit the future walks page.

Dear all

Welcome to your November update. A great day was had on 3rd October with the return of The Flower of Suffolk. Despite the sudden petrol crisis we had a good turnout who enjoyed the lovely route. Many thanks to Chelle and all the team for organising the event.

The planning for our 2025 Norfolk & Suffolk Hundred is going well. It has been named the East Point Hundred (EP 100), the HQ has been chosen and the route planning is underway. We have a couple of vacancies on the committee if you would like to be involved, we need a transport manager who will be responsible for transporting entrant bags to the breakfast checkpoint and back, collecting retiring entrants etc. and we need a vice-chair to assist with the general organising of the event. The work load is not large, especially in these early stages, so if you have a bit of spare time please consider joining us. We also need an aspiring artist to design us a logo. If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping with any of these roles we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Katie Hunt, EP 100 Chair, at

Social Walks

All social walks can be found on the Future Events page of the Norfolk & Suffolk LDWA Future Walks List but a summary of walks for November is:

Sun 7th November - Three Counties MK2

22ml. 09.00 East Town Car Park, Haverhill. Joint walk : Essex & Herts and Norfolk & Suffolk Groups. For further details and to book a place contact Bruce. C: Bruce Davidson.

Sat 13th Nov - In search of Fish & Chips

19ml. 09.00 Hempnalls Hall Farm, Willow lane, signed no through Rd, Cotton, IP14 4QU Parking end of drive near the farm buildings. C: Simon Colchester 

Sun 28th Nov - Wherry Line Wander

19 ml 08.30 An urban and rural walk following the Wherry train line from Norwich railway station to Reedham railway station, with some railway history. The route winds through Norwich to the outskirts and then follows the river and train line to Reedham.

Upcoming Challenge Events

Norfolk & Suffolk

Sat 12th – Sun 13th Feb 2022 - The Winter Poppyline

50 mile event in 22 hours and a potential qualifier for the 2022 Trans-Pennine Hundred if spaces are still available. A Challenge based on previous events, through the undulating countryside of North Norfolk. Entries are open on SiEntries. SiEntries - Winter Poppyline

Sun 8th May 2022 - Rodent Wriggle

A new Challenge Event to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LDWA with three route options: a 13.5 mile, 23 mile and a 50k (31.5 mile) route. The 13.5 mile route branches off the main route at 7 miles, and the 23 mile route branches off it at 12.5 miles, with both returning to the main route to finish.

The Rodent Wriggle is named after the way it meanders along 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, and Rattlesden Church with its magnificent Angel roof. Entries are open on SiEntries SiEntries - Rodent Wriggle

Other Regions

Blackwater Anytime Challenge – entries open till 31st December 2021

A 26.5 Anytime Challenge event mainly on cross country public footpaths but also including sections of seawall around the Blackwater estuary and starting from Heybridge Basin Together with the 2022 Essex Walker and Herts Hobble this will form part of the Essex Triple Challenge. Full details here: SiEntries - Blackwater Marathon Anytime Challenge

Sunday January 9th 2022 – The 20th Stansted Stagger

We have devised another new route for the 20th running of the Stansted Stagger, heading eastwards to the historic market town of Thaxted, and then back to Stansted firstly following the infant River Chelmer to Tilty Abbey, and then via Easton Lodge and Broxted. Entries will be open from Monday 1st November SiEntries - 20th Stansted Stagger

Happy walking