Wednesday 1 January 2014. New Year’s Day but the same old weather with rain and wind forecast for later in the day. Hilary, Linda and I joined Karen to recce her 8 mile walk around Roydon Common and later towards Congham Lodge. We started a few minutes earlier than planned which was a good thing as it rained quite heavily for the last hour or so of the walk. Starting from Roydon church, we made our way to Roydon Common where we met the group of resident fell ponies. Our coffee break was taken on the edge of Grimston Warren after which we made our way to the Congham cricket pavilion for lunch. This provided some welcome shelter as it had started to rain by now and the remainder of the walk was undertaken in less than pleasant conditions. Let’s hope that it’s a little better on 2nd March.