The next of Rick and Nancy’s parish walks will be on Sunday 24 September 2017, meeting at St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall, at 10.00 a.m. and the route will be about 5 to 6 miles’ long. If the weather has not been too wet, the plan is to head over Flordon Common (which can be a bit wet under foot on occasions) and back via the path through Redwing’s and then past Hapton Church.
Sunday 12 November 2017 – meet at 10.00 a.m. at the Lizard Car Park, Silfield, to walk about 5 miles using the local public footpaths, quiet roads and visiting Silfield Nature Reserve.
Sunday 7 January 2018 – the usual New Year walk will start, hopefully, from Ashwellthorpe Village Hall at 10.00 a.m.
Rick and Nancy display notices for the walks on Parish Council notice boards about two weeks before walks and notify directly those people who have requested to be on a list. They get asked if walkers can bring their dogs and say Yes they are welcome as long as kept under control. Rick and Nancy also say please be aware that some walks cross stiles, which might present a difficulty and others cross fields where livestock are kept.
The dates for these walks on Sundays 21 May, 2 July, 20 August and 24 September 2017, and their approximate routes and distances, have now been posted and can be seen on the Events Calendar
The next Parish Walk will start from Forncett Village Hall, Low Road, Forncett St Mary, NR16 1JG, at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 9 April 2017 and will be about 4.75 miles’ long. Quiet roads and public footpaths (some over water meadows in the Tas Valley) will be used and there are some easy stiles to cross and some small inclines on the walk. N.B. – there will probably be livestock in fields.
This is a repeat of the November 2016 walk when thick fog obscured the views but, hopefully, this time there will be better weather.
Details of the New Year Parish Walk on Sunday 8 January 2017 are given below. Other walks planned by Nancy and Rick so far are:
Sunday 5 March 2017 – Meet 10.00 a.m. at Spooner Row School and Playing Field Car Park (Sat Nav NR18 9JR). There will be a need to park carefully and, perhaps, even double park in case of other use. The walk will be circular, about 4.5 miles and partly on quiet roads and some lovely footpaths.
Sunday 9 April 2017 – Meet 10.00 a.m. at Forncett Village Hall, Low Road, Forncett St Mary (Sat Nav NR16 1JG). The walk will be about 4.5 miles’ long and will take the same route as the November 2016 walk but, hopefully, with much better views out across the Tas Valley not obscured by the thick fog which occurred in November!
Sunday 21 May 2017 – Meet 10.00 a.m. at Wreningham Village Hall, Mill Road, Wreningham (Sat Nav NR16 1AN) for a walk over water meadows and along quiet roads to Bracon Ash, returning via part of the Tas Valley Way and then quiet roads.
PLEASE WEAR APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR
Nancy and Rick’s first parish walk of the New year celebrates the 10th Anniversary of these Parish walks and will start from Ashwellthorpe Village Hall at 10.00 a.m. The walk will not be long or fast- a sociable ramble just over 3 miles – to Long’s Wood in Wreningham and back. There will also be the chance to partake of Nancy and Rick’s festive refreshment en route.
The next Parish Walk, led by Rick and Nancy, will be on Sunday 30 October 2016 starting from Forncett Village Hall, Low Road, Forncett St Mary (NR16 1JG) at 10.00 a.m. The walk will be about 4.75 miles, using quiet roads and public footpaths (some over water meadows in the Tas Valley) and there are some easy stiles and small inclines on the route. NOTE – there will probably be livestock in the fields.
DON’T FORGET – This month’s parish walk will start at 10.00 a.m. this coming Sunday 25 September, from Mulbarton Village Hall car park (off the road at the top of the Common). It will be 4.8 miles in length, heading towards Tasburgh on quiet roads and public footpaths – some of which might just have been cultivated and paths not reinstated.
The July parish walk will start at 10 a.m. from Tasburgh Village Hall, Grove Lane, Tasburgh NR15 1LR, on Sunday 31 July 2016 – permission has been given to use their car park. The walk will be 5.5 miles mainly on quiet country roads but with a short stretch past Duffield’s Mill on a good footpath beside the A140.
FUTURE WALK DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Sunday 25 September 2016 at 10.00 a.m. 4-5 miles in length and will head towards East Carleton
Sunday 30 October 2016 at 10.00 a.m. – Meet at Forncett Village Hall (more details later)
Sunday 4 December 2016 at 10.00 a.m. – Meeting point and route to be decided nearer the date.
Rick and Nancy have planned the parish walks for the next three months and details are:
Sunday 8 May 2016 Meet 10.00 a.m. at Bunwell Village Hall on the Turnpike, B1113 (postcode NR16 1SW) where permission has kindly been given for us to use the car park. The aim is to follow local footpaths including a short section of the Tas Valley Way. Distance 5 to 6 miles
Sunday 26 June 2016 Meet 10.00 a.m. at St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall, following an invitation to come back to use the car park now that the restoration work has been completed (Postcode NR16 1AH will get you nearby). The restoration work included coffee making facilities and a loo, and we ave been invited to use them if we wish. Distance approximately 5 miles
Sunday 31 July 2016 – Meet at 10.00 a.m. at Tasburgh Village Hall, Grove Lane, Tasburgh, NR15 1LR. Permission has kindly been given for us to use the car park. Rick and Nancy have identified a route at Tasburgh, but have yet to walk it and check it out, so details will be advised nearer the time. Distance 5 to 6 miles
Meet at Mulbarton Village Hall Car Park (which is across the road from the top side of Mulbarton Common). The route will be decided nearer the time, depending on the weather and condition of paths.