Monthly Archives: October 2014

Front Line Walk

Wednesday 15 October 2014. Fenland Ramblers member, Helen Seims, is taking part in the 60 mile Front Line walk which starts today. She plans to do this over 3 days which, I’m sure that you will agree, is a significant undertaking. If you would like to support her and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity then go to her Just Giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Seims/

Further information on the walk can be seen here;

http://www.pwrr.org.uk/documents/ABF_FrontlineWalk_Brochure_2014%20%282%29.pdf

Details of her route are at the following link:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=209166114730880208321.0004d88bef6770e76a620&msa=0&ll=50.343708,2.230225&spn=1.025384,2.705383&dg=feature

I’ll try to give a report on how she got on when I next see her on one of the Group’s walks.

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Norfolk Coastal Path – Leg 1

Tuesday 14 October 2014. Hilary, Josephine, Karen and I started the 47 mile walk of the Norfolk Coastal Path today with the first 8½ miles from Cromer to Weybourne. We did it in the opposite direction from Hunstanton to Cromer 2 years ago and last year we did the Peddars Way from Knettishall Heath to Holme-next-the-Sea.

We wanted another winter project and decided to do the NCP again. Finding dates when we were all available and when the weather was fine was as difficult as ever but we’ve made a start. I had hoped to walk part of the way from Cromer along the beach to East Runton but it was high tide and access via the promenade was closed for repairs.

So, it was the inland route for us today, stopping for coffee at Beacon Hill, the highest point in Norfolk. We diverted slightly from the route of the NCP to explore other paths at the foot of Beacon Hill but got back on track in time for the short sharp climb up Beeston Bump. It was here that we encountered a couple of para-gliders who accompanied us almost to Weybourne as they rode the thermals at the cliff edge.

We stopped for lunch in Sheringham before the final climb to the coastguard lookout post on Skelding Hill. From here it was downhill or on the level as we made our way back to Weybourne. For a coastal walk, there were plenty of ups and downs with a total ascent of just over 900ft.

Holme-next-the-Sea

Sunday 12 October 2014. 10 of us assembled for today’s 7 mile walk from Holme-next-the-Sea. It was a foggy drive to the coast and a misty start to the walk but it soon brightened up as the sun broke through. We stopped for coffee on the beach just past Gore Point and for lunch just after joining the Peddars Way outside Ringstead.

Shortly after coffee we bumped into Sue & Cavin and other members of the King’s Lynn group who were walking from Courtyard Farm. It turned out to be quite a warm day and the 170ft climb from the beach to the trig point near Beacon Hill had us all stripping off layers of clothing.

Castle Acre

Sunday 5 October 2014. 16 walkers, including 2 new members and 2 guests from the Peterborough Group, turned out on a lovely sunny day for this 7 mile walk from Castle Acre lead by Josephine. We started by doing a circuit of the Castle ruins before crossing the River Nar to head out into the Norfolk countryside. Our route took us in the direction of West Acre before turning east along the Nar valley. Lunch was taken alongside the Nar before making a circuit of the Priory ruins and back to the cars.

The good weather must have encouraged the dog walking fraternity out for the day as we regularly encountered a variety of canines and their respective owners.