Winter Walk 2021 will be on Sunday 14th February 2021
WINTER WALK 2020
Sunday 9th February 2020
The first winter walk of the decade will take us out on a route we might not be able to do in 2030 as we are going to the coastal cliffs at Happisburgh. Route yet to be determined, and subject to tides, winds and geomorphological processes, but the one thing we can be sure of is a warm welcome and good food at the Hill House Inn afterwards. The inn dates back to the 16th century and the beer is from the on site Dancing Man brewery, the name of which is inspired by a story from Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who is known to have stayed here regularly.
We will meet at a location to be confirmed at 10.00 and arrive at the pub to eat for 1pm. Non-walkers and dogs welcome. If you want to come please register your interest with Cally by tea time on Sunday 2 February so we can give the pub numbers.
More details soon
WINTER WALK 2019
Sunday 10th February 2019
The winter walk for 2019 takes us out to Lessingham and Eccles on the north east coast of Norfolk just beyond the Broads, but across land that drains into Hickling and Barton. It is a mixed route through quiet lanes, along footpaths and bridleways and then through the dunes and across the beach at Eccles before turning back inland.
The January storms have affected the beach, but there is a good route through the dunes if the beach is impassable and the view from there is impressive. We will pass two churches (both thatched) and see at least 5 more on the horizon as we walk, plus the lighthouse to the north at Happisburgh.
The route is 4 miles, but there are options for a longer tramp back for those who fancy it, or an earlier return from the famed EACC pop up tea stop which will magically appear at the half way point.
The walk starts and finishes at The Star PH at Lessingham which is a very traditional pub with pan tiled floor, low ceilings, beams and log fires, a good selection of ales and other drinks and very good homemade food. It was CAMRA's Rural Pub of the Year 2017 and is well worth a visit. Tables are booked for lunch at 1pm .
We hope to see lots of you for this lovely walk which will start at 10am from the pub car park. Come for the walk or the lunch, or both. If you want to eat I will need a preorder by Sunday 3 February - I have booked up to 30 for lunch and this will take up pretty much all of the capacity so the kitchen needs numbers. All 30 lunch spaces now fully booked. Any others wishing to walk and/or drink still welcome. If you are only coming for the walk and/or a drink and chat it's not necessary to let me know, but it is always helpful to have an idea (I'd hate to run out of cake!).
Contact Cally if you require more information