Sunday 17 December 2017. It was a frosty and foggy drive to Gooderstone with the temperature gauge on my car registering zero degrees. 10 brave souls, including our leader Karen, set off in the arctic conditions on what for some (me) was a familiar 6.3 mile walk with just 240ft of ascent. Dodging the icy stretches on a rutted bridleway and then a tarmac road we made our way to Caldecote Farm where we stopped for coffee in a small quarry.
The next section of the walk was perhaps the best as we crossed through woodland to pick up the road into Oxburgh. It was along this path that we encountered an unusually high stile which has been reported to Norfolk CC in the hope that an additional lower step can be installed.
We stopped for lunch at the partly ruined church in Oxburgh. Sadly the lead has been stolen from the roof which now leaks; hence the orange buckets to collect the rain water. Talking of rain, it stated to come down during the last section of the walk from Oxburgh back to Gooderstone. To cheer us all up, Karen invited us back to hers for hot drinks, mulled wine and mince pies. Seasons greetings to all readers.