Monthly Archives: January 2012

Roydon Common

Despite a cold and foggy start ( picture 1) 17 of us undertook the walk today.

The walk was mostly along paths with?? large puddles in places due to the recent rainfall. A?? warm drinks stop was made as we reached Roydon Common where some of the track was sandy.

Signs of deer prints were visible in the soft muddy soil in places, and a pair of hares were seen scampering across a field.

The sun did appear but not for long .?? Lunch was taken?? sitting on the benches ( last photo)

??Just after we ended the walk there was a light shower.

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Blackborough End

The increase in walker numbers was sustained from last week and although we left Wisbech in the rain, the walk was competed in the dry.  Our first stop for a warm drink was at East Winch church where signs of spring were found with yellow crocus in bloom and daffodil leaves, but no flowers yet.

Lunch was taken towards the end of the walk near the water but no swimming allowed.

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Stoke Ferry Recce

Hilary, Karen and I went today to recce a 6 mile walk starting at Stoke Ferry. It was another beautiful crisp winter’s morning and it felt good to be out and about. The picture gives an idea of the country that we walked through, with the early part of the walk following the route of the River Wissey. From here there was more open countryside where we saw a Barn Owl hunting for a meal. The bit through Stoke Ferry wasn’t that interesting but we were soon at Wretton church where we stopped for lunch. After this it was just a short walk back to the cars.

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Walks Recce’s

I’ve been out and about recceing walks for the summer programme. The first picture was taken at Colkirk with an interesting and unusual spelling of “camping”!!  The remainder were taken today on a frosty but perfect winter’s morning. This was on the Roydon” walk which should be led by Graham in two weeks time, but since he dropped a log on his foot and is unable to walk very far, I volunteered to stand in for him. It’s a little while since I walked on Roydon Common which is a really attreactive place and I must visit it more often.

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Hunstanton & "The Whale"

This was our “day late” New Year’s Day walk when 7 of us met up at Hunstanton on a fabulously clear winters day for a 6 mile walk out beyond Holme to The Firs, returning alonside the River Hun and the golf course. A dead Sperm Whale which had washed up 9 days ago drew large crowds. This was an odd attraction and when we came back, the whale could hardly be seen for the people. The strong breeze made it ideal for kite surfers and didn’t detract from our beach walk to Holme. From here it was mainly boardwalk to The Firs and back before the final stretch to Hunstanton. The town was packed but we still managed to find a seat in a local cafe whilst Amanda went on her own for fish & chips

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