What we’re about
We are a walking group based in Norfolk, run by a bunch of relaxed, friendly, inclusive volunteers aimed at similar like-minded people.
We host everything from gentle 5 – 10 mile strolls plus more challenging 10+ mile hikes, also a wide range of social events and weekends away.
Whether you are new to walking or an experienced walker who is looking for a group to walk with, you are more than welcome to join us on any of our walks.
Your first three walks with us are complementary, but after that we ask that you join the Ramblers, which is our parent organisation.
To join Hike Norfolk you need to join The Ramblers.
In the second section of the form, under the heading ‘Your group’, choose the Norfolk area then the Hike Norfolk group. To receive communications from us, you need to provide your email address to Ramblers when you join (and update Ramblers if your email changes).
Thanks - The Hike Norfolk Team.
Please ignore the specific event date above, this is a general request for Hike Norfolk members wanting a social game of snooker or bar billiards with new (and existing!) friends.
A few weeks ago we set up the Hike Norfolk squash group and this is going well, I've got three games this week and so that means I can eat more with all this fitness! Anyone wanting to join, please email email@example.com, we have experienced players and new players. The games are at Wensum Sports Centre on King Street. It's organised on a WhatsApp group and people just say if they'd like a game and see who is available. You'll be able to play opponents of similar sort of ability, unless you're really good in which case you might have to lower your expectations :)
Anyway, given the success of what, I'm now setting up a snooker and bar billiards group! The plan is the same, we'll organise games informally on WhatsApp so it might be just two people playing each other. If we can get a few people together for an evening, we can then post on Meetup to make it a larger event with food and drink as well, see how it goes. I'm on a bar billiards team in the league but always need more practice, and I'm hopeless at snooker but love playing it. All abilities welcome, the aim is that it's just some fun.
Let me just stress the fun and informal element, it's about having an enjoyable evening out, no-one will be criticised for not being very good. I might criticise someone who regularly gets snooker breaks of over 100 though :)
Everyone is welcome regardless of Ramblers group membership. Will likely use Riley's for snooker, but might do other venues for a day out and we can rotate around the bar billiard tables. Likely be an emphasis on the White Lion as that's my favourite pub and that's my home bar billiards team :)
Anyone interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll set up a WhatsApp group.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- October monthly meal out -Roti Indian restaurantRoti , Norfolk
Please join us for the October monthly meal at Roti Bangladeshi and Indian Restaurant. A table for 12 had been booked for Saturday 7th October at 7.30.
The delicious and varied menu can be seen here
This event is open to members of Hike Norfolk and those who are thinking of joining the group. We welcome new members.
If you sign up and are then unable to attend please edit your RSVP as soon as possible so that others can attend.
Look forward to seeing you there!
- Hike Norfolk: Oxborough/13.5 miles/ Sun. 15th Octoxburgh hall, PE33 9PS
13.5 mile walk starting from Oxborough (Oxburgh Hall) and taking in Beachamwell, Shingham and Gooderstone.
Parking: Free parking is available at Oxburgh Hall. On entering the car park please park on the right hand side near the churchyard wall.
Starting from Oxborough we will take quiet lanes, farm tracks and cross field paths to Beachamwell, after passing the ruins of St John's Church we will take a short morning break at a little under 4 miles. We will then head towards Shingham before returning to Beachamwell for a lunch break at the green (around 9 miles). After lunch we will start making our way back to Oxborough passing the ruins of All Saints church and via Gooderstone with a fleeting glimps of Chalkrow Lane Tower Mill.
Please note the following:
- There are no public toilets once leaving Oxburgh Hall. National Trust members can enter the grounds to use the facilities for free. Non members be kind to the volunteers or offer a donation and they might let you in.
- Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead. This is at the request of one of the landowners. If you are intending to bring your dog please put this is the comments.
- We will pass through 1 field with livestock (sheep)
- There are 2 stiles
- Some footpaths are a little uneven so please wear appropriate footwear for this and for the weather conditions on the day.
The Bedingfield Arms is conveniently place across the road for post walk refreshments.
This walk is open to all Ramblers members and anyone interested in becoming a member as part of your 3 free trial walks.
Please ask if you have any questions.
- Hike Norfolk: AGM / Saturday 4 November / 2:00pmThe Rivergarden, Norwich
The 2023 Hike Norfolk AGM will take place on Saturday 4 November at The Rivergardens, 36 Yarmouth Rd, Norwich, NR7 0EQ, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
All Hike Norfolk (paid up Ramblers members) are welcome to attend.
During the meeting short reports from the committee members will be presented, covering the last year and future plans.
There will also be the opportunity for members to ask questions and make any suggestions/comments.
Committee members will be elected or re-elected for the next 12 months. If you are interested in joining our committee then please let me know, or just come along on the day.
Steve Bunn, Chair, Hike Norfolk.