N.B. The provisional August 2014 parish walk has now been cancelled

SUNDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2014 – meeting at 10 a.m. at the King’s Head PH Car Park (please park on the right), The Turnpike, Ashwellthorpe. This walk will be approx. 5 miles and, 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 Redwings and then past Hapton Church, arriving back at about opening time, so if you want to pop into the pub for a drink or lunch, you can!

SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2014 – meeting in front of St Nicholas Church, Fundenhall, at 10 a.m., aiming to walk over to Tacolneston, but exact route will be decided nearer the time depending on the weather and the state of fields. This walk will be approximately 4 miles.

SUNDAY 4 JANUARY 2015 – The now traditional “blow your cobwebs away” New Year’s Walk will start from Ashwellthorpe Village Hall, The Street, Ashwellthorpe, at 10 a.m. and will be about 4 miles in length. The route will probably be over to Long’s Wood in Wreningham and Rick and Nancy will be providing the usual very suitable and delicious refreshments en route.


The next parish walk led by Rick and Nancy will start at 10 a.m. from the car park at Mulbarton Common (near the sports ground and village hall) on Sunday 15 June 2014. The walk will be between 4 and 5 miles heading towards Swainsthorpe and Swardeston.

Future Walks:

Sunday 20 July 2014 start at 10 a.m. from Ashwellthorpe Village Hall for approx. 6 mile walk to Silfield Nature Reserve. As this is a longer walk than usual, Rick and Nancy will provide light refreshments to keep everyone going and there will be a chance to have a quick look around the Nature Reserve as well.

Sunday 31 August 2014 – a provisional date to be confirmed in the next Mardle. Suggestions for a route are welcome, so please speak to Rick or Nancy on the next walk.


The next parish walk, led by Rick and Nancy, will start from Forncett Village Hall at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 6 April 2014. The distance will be approximately 3.5 or 4.5 miles as the exact route will depend on weather and ground conditions on the day.

Local Parish Walks apr 2014


The next parish walk will be on Sunday 23 February 2014, leaving from the Bird In Hand Car Park, Wreningham, at 10.00 a.m. (If arriving by car, please park in the more distant part of the car park). The route will have to be decided on the day due to the existing and recent very wet weather, and possibly colder weather on the date, but it will be 4 to 5 miles in length. Please wear suitable footwear as it could be wet and muddy in places.

Another walk will be held on Sunday 6 April 2014 starting from the car park of Forncett Village Hall at 10.00 a.m. using part of the Tas Valley Way. More details later.

OCTOBER PARISH WALK on SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 2013 – Meet at Mulbarton Common Car Park at 10.00 a.m.

The October parish walk will be about 5 miles long using parts of the Ketts and Tas Valley Ways, quiet roads and fields and through some wooded areas from Mulbarton Common towards Swainsthorpe and return. Meet at 10.00 a.m. at the car park in front of Mulbarton Village Hall and please wear appropriate clothing – it has now rained so some parts might be damp. Everyone is welcome.


Directions from Ashwellthorpe to the Lizard car park. Travel from Ashwellthorpe towards Wymondham and after going under the railway bridge take the first right (which is only a short distance) with the Railway pub on your right. Go about 100 metres and there is a small car park on the left, immediately before another railway bridge. See you at 10.00 a.m.


The first Parish Walk of 2013 will take place on Sunday 6 January 2013, starting from Ashwellthorpe Village Hall, The Street, at 10.00 a.m. Distance will be approximately 4 miles but the route will be decided on the day, depending on the weather conditions.

As usual, it will be a sociable walk using public footpaths and quiet roads and Rick and Nancy will be providing small and suitable refreshment to celebrate the New Year! Keep that Resolution up and do some exercise and enjoy it!!!!!!

Local Parish Walks Jan 2013

Local Parish Walks nov 2012


Please disregard the Walks notice above on this Leisure > Walks > Routes Page as it refers to the Autumn 2010 programme and has not yet been removed to the Archive.

The dates for the Parish Walks in September, October and November 2012 are given below, along with some early information as to the planned routes. Information is also given on the Events Calendar and any extra details nearer each walk will be given on the News Page and Events Calendar.

SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2012 – This is a celebratory walk marking the 50th Walk in this series which started in January 2007. There will be two meeting places and times – one for the longer route and one for a shorter one.

10.00 at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall will be the meeting place and time for the longer 4 to 5 mile walk


10.30 at the Car Park, Long’s Wood, Wymondham Road, Wreningham for a shorter walk.

There will be celebratory refreshments on hand after the walkers have met up in Long’s Wood.

SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2012 – Owing to popular requests, this month’s walk will take place around the public footpath routes of Mulbarton. Meet by Mulbarton Pond just off the B1113 at 10.00 a.m., but good car parking is available at the Recycling Point between the Church and the Pharmacy at the top of the Common. The route will be 4 to 5 miles and will use part of Ketts Way.

SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2012 – Meet at the Bird in Hand Car Park at 10.00 a.m. The route will be 4 to 5 miles towards Bracon Ash and back.


First of all, please disregard the notice given at the top of this page Leisure > Routes > Walks as it refers to the walks planned for Autumn 2010 and has not yet been removed to the Archive.

The next Parish walk will take place on Sunday 29 July 2012, leaving Ashwellthorpe Village Hall at 10.00 and will be about 4 miles on local footpaths and quiet roads. The route will not be decided until the last minute as the last walk had to be completely changed because the public footpaths were impassable due to the state of the crops.