February 2024 Update


Welcome to the February walks update.

Congratulations we have made it through the shortest days. With the longer days on the horizon we will soon be able to extend the length of our group walks and look for signs of spring!

We were super lucky with the weather for our New Years days walk with sunshine in the morning and the winds dying down enough for us to jump in the sea at the end! Please be sure to check out the pictures on the website Norfolk & Suffolk LDWA it might inspire you to join us next year….

Following the warm up on  NYD a number of us took part in the Essex & Herts annual challenge ‘The Stansted Stagger’. A fantastic route with fabulous weather and the mud did not disappoint!

Mid January six hardy marshals walked out the Winter Poppy Route in preparation for the main event in February. All went well and they with blessed with cold but dry weather. Fingers crossed we have the same conditions on event day.

Finally I would like to thank all the walk leaders that responded to my plea on what’s app. The walk schedule is starting to fill up nicely.

Whilst on the subject can I remind you that as a group we have a group whats app which will keep you updated with the latest news for example pop up walks which may appear last minute on the website. Please contact myself or Ray Orman if you would like adding to the group chat.

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

Wed 31st Jan 2024

West Stow Southbound

Group Walk - 15ml. 9:30 Ramparts Fields c.p, Icklingham Road (close to West Stow Country Park). OS Explorer map 229. Nearest postcode is IP28 6HG; please note this postcode may cover a large area & may not take you directly to the meeting point; please check the route & location prior to travel. (GR TL789715).…

Sat 3rd Feb 2024

A Saturday Stroll

Group Walk - 16.5ml. 9.00 Route - Parking, Debenham Leisure/Community Centre, Gracechurch Street, Debenham IP14 6BL. (GR TM165631). A circular walk from Debenham via Earl Soham Lunch stop Earl Soham - coffee shop, pub & village shop open. C: Yvone & Roger T: 07813402072

Sat 10th - Sun 11th Feb 2024

The Winter Poppyline

Challenge Event - 50ml. 22 Hours. Sheringham High School, Holt Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8ND (GR TG150424). A challenge event through the undulating countryside of North Norfolk. The event format is simple. Checkpoint facilities are minimal, but plenty of food & hot/cold drinks provided.

Sun 18th Feb 2024

Woolpit Wander

Group Walk - 17ml. 9.00 Church St c.p, Woolpit, IP30 9YE Free c.p opposite Woolpit church. (GR TL974624). A circular walk from Woolpit passing through the villages of Drinkstone & Hessett, Mellfield Wood, Bradfield Wood, Felsham, Rattlesden before returning to Woolpit.

Wed 28th Feb 2024

Lavenham Loops

Group Walk - 18ml. 9:00 Church Street c.p, Lavenham. (Opposite Church) No charge but donations are requested. postcode:CO10 9SA Toilets available. (GR TL914490). Figure of Eight Walk coming back to the c.p at lunch time. There is a pub next to the c.p & the Church & seats opposite. C: Jean Bowers M: 07732…

Sat 9th Mar 2024

Greenspaces, Heritage & A River of Norwich

Group Walk - 18ml. 8:30 Sloughbottom Park c.p, Hellesdon Hall Road, Mile Cross, Norwich NR3 2PA (nearest). (GR TG211106). A walk meandering along the River Yare Valley, visiting several parks, historical buildings, University of East Anglia, Norwich Cemetery, & Marriotts Way Heritage Trail.

Sun 24th Mar 2024

Shelley Shuffle

Group Walk - 18ml. 9.00 Meet at Stoke by Nayland Recreation Ground, Opposite the primary school, School St, Stoke by Nayland, CO6 4QY. (GR TL985364). A circular Walk From Stoke by Nayland Via Shelly, Holton Hall, Higham and picking up the St Edmunds Way back to Stoke By Nayland. 

 

Hoping to now fill the schedule for March and April. Please contact me if you feel you can assist

walks.norfolkandsuffolk@ldwa.org.uk

 

Enjoy all the walks 

 

Jane