COUNTRY HOUSE WEEKEND?
The Social Secretary has an idea to arrange a weekend away in cold, dark February when we all need something to look forward to. She is thinking about taking a 6 or 8 or 10 bedroom property with open fires, a big kitchen and good local walks somewhere within 2 hours drive of EACC central where a convivial group can gather. Eating, drinking, chatting, board games and hide and seek if it's big enough! A Country House Weekend.
The cost is likely to be in the region of £120 - 150 per person for 3 nights. The preference is for an older and characterful property, so she can't guarantee all separate bathrooms, but will try. If you are interested in principle please let Cally know by 31 July so she can gauge interest and start to plan. Please put 'okay yah' in the subject heading!
WINTER WALK 2019
Sunday 10th February
The winter walk for 2018 will be around Ludham and St Benet's marshes. It will take in some very familiar scenery along the Bure (albeit from a land based perspective) as well as a new view over the lower Ant from the riverside footpath from Ludham Bridge which was opened in summer 2017.
Roger Everett has kindly agreed to give us a brief talk about the St Benet's Abbey complex, which will coincide nicely with the famed EACC pop-up tea stop, and then we will follow the farm tracks and marsh paths back via Cold Harbour and Hall Common to Ludham for a well earned lunch at the Kings Arms, which offers choices from a full menu or a well regarded carvery. The pub is popular locally, has a choice of real ales and receives good reviews on Trip Advisor for its food, so it should be a good place to relax after the brisk rigours of a February morning.
We will meet in central Ludham by the Kings Arms and church at 10 am, where there is on street parking and we will car share to drive to the start of the walk at Ludham bridge, collecting cars after the walk or lunch.
For lunch, a table is booked at the Kings Arms for 1.30 and whilst preordering isn't necessary it would be useful to give the pub numbers so we can be sure the table is big enough! Those of you who came to the Ribs of Beef evening will understand! If you are coming to eat can you let Cally know. Walkers and non-walkers are welcome for the lunch, and if anyone needs a shorter walk there will be an option to get a lift back from St Benets in the pop up tea stop car. We look forward to seeing you there.