Sunday 10 January 2016. After the near washout of last Sunday, there was a good turnout of 14 walkers for today’s walk on bright but chilly day. Karen was leading and her son, Richard, and girlfriend joined us for the first time. Car parking was a little problematic and our 8 cars filled the very small space by the side of Hoe Rough, meaning that the local dog walkers had to park elsewhere.

Leaving the car park, we headed south along Mill Lane before making a loop of the land around Dillington Hall. We stopped for coffee on the roadside heading towards Quebec Wood where we turned to head north and complete the loop. We now joined the Wensum Way for a short while, heading through the village of Hoe. We stopped again for lunch on the edge of Hoe Rough, an area of open access land maintained by The Wildlife Trust.

It was just a short walk through the Rough and back to the cars although our route had to be amended slightly to avoid the ground that had become waterlogged alongside the stream. The walk was 6 miles and being fairly flat only had a total ascent of 300ft.

Gressenhall – walk route

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