The very lovely Heather, who is also our official radio spokesperson after an excellent performance in December (see the event photo above, Heather is the one without the beard, as the one with the beard is Richard May, our quite competent area chair), is leading a walk for Hike Norfolk on Thursday 7 February 2019. It's a mid-week walk and everyone is very welcome. If you work during the week, then maybe take a day off :)
The walk will be just a little smidgen over 6 miles and will take in some of the Weaver's Way and the Dilham Canal. It's a peaceful and relaxing walk, which is also nice and flat and covers some of the old railway line. There's no coffee shop en route on this one, so bring a little snack (please message Julian if you need suggestions on food, but maybe six doughnuts for example) around half way round. Bring a drink as well, don't get dehydrated.
Meet at 10:00 at Honing Common, where there is some off road parking. Heather will be there, maybe standing on her head, in a dirty (she said that) grey old Landrover Defender. Heather is a yoga expert, so she might be able to teach you something new.
Everyone is very welcome, including new walkers.
This is a normal walk (or as normal as any Hike Norfolk walk is), but we're taking part in the Time to Talk Day, which is a campaign for people to feel free able to talk about mental health if they'd like to. Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet many people are still afraid to talk about it. We want to make clear that in Hike Norfolk, and in the other Ramblers groups, that if at any time (whether on a walk or at a social event) you want to talk about mental health issues, then we don't judge and we can try and help, even if that's just by listening. We're very proud of our community within Hike Norfolk and we have lots of social events, so if you're feeling lonely, left out, wanting a new challenge or just want a chat, then come along!
Please message us if you have any fears or concerns about coming on a walk, we can maybe meet you at your car, chat (Julian will chat via e-mail and on-line, but he doesn't like phones, but we have members who can chat on the phone) or whatever else helps. Let us know :)