This walk is part of our winter walking festival which runs from Friday 21 December 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019. This year the Ramblers are working with the theme of inclusion and loneliness, and we want to reach out to as many people as we can, to encourage them to come on these walks.
So, these walks are designed to be welcoming to new people who have never walked with us (and of course those who have!). We think that joining a new group and meeting new people can be really difficult, and especially so for those who might be shy or feeling like they're left out. Our aim is to offer a community where people can come and walk with us, come to our social events and on our holidays, and we think that we are genuinely welcoming. And walking is good for the soul, the body and the mind, all that exercise outdoors! If you need any help, then message me. That might mean you would like someone to meet you at your car, maybe give you a lift to a walk, meet you in advance of a walk or at a social event, whatever helps you make the first step to walking with us.
Or you might just want to start walking with a new group to start a new healthy habit in 2019! In which case, the Ramblers offer hundreds of led walks every month and members get sent a programme of them all. We only list a few walks on Meetup, there are many more available in the area programme and members can walk with any group. You will need to join the Ramblers if you've walked with us three times, we'll provide information on that.
For our shorter walks, don't worry too much about equipment. Some of our members won't step outside of their house if they're not kitted out in Rab gear, but all you need are shoes that won't fall apart and a coat so you don't get too cold (and other clothing obviously).
WALK - 30 December (5 miles)
This walk is led by Steve, who is perhaps the most photogenic of all of our walk leaders. He's also very important in the car industry and loves talking about cars from the 1980s and showing you his umbrella hidden in a door seat. Steve is smooth, elegant and is the group's best driver, so come to enough walks and you too many experience the professionalism in a car. He also likes cake, crisps and beer. And turnips.
The walk will start at Train Wood at 10:30 and follow the river Wensum through Anderson’s meadow onto Mile Cross marshes. From there it will return back to the city via Wensum Park. Leaving the park it will take a winding route through a district of Norwich known as Norwich Over the Water. Passing the sites of nine of Norwich’s lost churches and sections of the riverside walk footpath before returning to Train Wood.