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Sunday 26 May - Broads, Roman Forts, Priory, and Beach - 11.5 miles. Grade: Moderate A linear walk in the Norfolk Broads National Park meeting at Haddiscoe station at 11.27am and finishing in Great Yarmouth by the sea! For those coming by train, take the 8.50am from Cambridge to Norwich. The walk leader will be in front of the station at 8:30am and wearing an Indiana Jones style hat. At Norwich take the 10.58am train to Lowestoft getting off at Haddiscoe. For those coming by car, there is a free car park at Haddiscoe station (NR31 9JA). Setting off we will first walk to the ruins of a 13th century priory at St Olave's. Then it's through Waveney Forest, which has WWII bunkers. Next we head to Burgh Castle and see the large walls of its Roman fort, built to protect the coast from Saxon raiders. We will have a packed lunch among its ruins and view the landscape from it. Then it's along Breydon Water which is full of coastal birds and we finally head to Great Yarmouth for likely fish and chips and ice cream on the beach. Leader: David K. [masked]) Later note: For those going by train, please purchase an Anglia Plus One Day Ranger for 24.00 pounds. For those going by car, Haddiscoe and Great Yarmouth are on separate lines. It would be easier to park at Brundall (last station for both lines) and get a train from there. Purchase a return from Great Yarmouth to Haddiscoe for 6.80 pounds. Otherwise, one of our members may be able offer lifts from Great Yarmouth to Haddiscoe.
10 places are available for a weekend away in Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk, from Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2019. We will be based at the Deepdale Backpackers and Camping site, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk. Saturday we will follow the Norfolk coastal path to Holkham beach reserve and Sunday visit the RSPB nature reserve of Titchwell Marsh. Breakfast and pack lunches could be provided by the organiser, upon request. All booking and accommodation on a first come first served basis. For complete details, please contact the weekend away coordinator: Email: [masked] Mobile:[masked]
St Ives to Godmanchester and the Ouse Valley Way Circular. 12 miles. Grade: Moderate Meet at the St Ives Park & Ride car park (Meadow Lane, St Ives, PE27 4LG) at 10:30. FREE day parking. We’ll head through St Ives itself and across the meadow towards the villages of Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots – deciding on which house we’ll each buy in these beautiful villages! Across the common to the roman town of Godmanchester, for our lunch stop. In the afternoon we'll join the Ouse Valley Way (passing through a nature reserve, so don't forget your binoculars) and work our way back to St Ives. By popular demand we'll stop for afternoon tea at Houghton Mill, and then take the last stretch back through the Thicket to the centre of St Ives. Make the most of the mid-summer light with a drink or two at some pubs in St Ives, before either returning by Guided Bus in the centre of town, or for those who came by car - back to the Park & Ride car park. Getting there/away – Cambridge Guided Bus (www.thebusway.info) has regular requested stops at the "St Ives park&ride" stop. Leader: Katherine [masked]
Meeting at 11am at the Deepdale Café, Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, PE31 8FB, we follow the Norfolk Coast path East towards Burnham Overy Staithe where we visit the Hero pub for a drink, then make our way to Holkham Beach where we have a picnic lunch. Then return to Burnham Deepdale via the Norfolk Coast Path. Opportunity for evening meal at the Jolly Sailor Pub at Deepdale. Parking is available at Dalegate Market next to the café, or locally in the village of Deepdale. Contact: Gerard[masked]