North Norfolk Walking Festival 2022

29th August – 4th September

North Norfolk Walking Festival is a coming together of walkers and Nordic walkers to celebrate the love of walking the speculate North Norfolk region.

Walk Information

Walks are listed in date order with information of duration, meeting point and walk description. Please note all times and distances are approximations and whilst every effort is made to ensure they are as accurate as possible, there can be variations on the day.

Please select your walks with car. Pay special attention to the pace and fitness rating. The festival is a great way to test your fitness levels. See if you can walk a little further than usual.

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time of your walk to ensure we leave on time.

For enquires please contact Anita on 07867791034.

Booking a walk

Please book by email anitalusher@gmail.com or text 07867791034.

It is essential to book in advance as each walk has a maximum group size. All walks must be paid in advance.

Refunds will not be given if cancelled 24hrs before class or in exceptional circumstances.

Bookings for each walk will close at 17.00 the day before the walk.

Once booked you will be sent a confirmation with full details of walk and payment details.

Fee

All walks are £7.50, except walk organised by WalkCromer on Friday 2nd September which is a donation to the British Heart Foundation and the Sunday Stretch on Sunday 4th September which is a donation of £10.00 for Ukraine.

Special price for the festival,10 walks £45.00 or 5 walks £30.00

Cancellation

If an event must be cancelled due to exceptional circumstances, we will endeavour to contact you beforehand. Please leave an email address and mobile phone number when you book.

Disclaimer

Whilst we endeavour to make all our walks as safe as possible, any walk attended is done so at your own risk. Due care has been exercised in organising the Walking Festival, however North Norfolk Outdoor Fitness and partners accept no liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes. You are advised to check your own personal accident cover before taking part.

You should choose your walks within your capabilities: the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen.

Walks Program (L = Level of Fitness, 1 easy, 2 moderate , 3 Hard)


Duration

Duration

Location

L

Walk Description

Mon 29th

9.30-10.30


Pretty Corner woods car park, Pretty Corner Lane, Sheringham

1

Monday Mindful walk

A gentle stroll through Pretty corner woods.

Mon 29th

18.00-20.00


Layby opposite Priory Maze Gardens Cromer Road Sheringham

3

The Norfolk Three Peaks

Walk from Sheringham toward West Runton and return taking in the Three Peaks of Norfolk

Tue 30th

9.00-12.30/13.00

Donation to British Heart Foundation


Roman camp National Trust car park, Sandy Lane West Runton

2

Countryside Walk

A walk to Aylmerton and around the lake to the Church. Then drinks at Felbrigg then return to Roman camp


Tue 30th


18.00- 19.30

Overstrand car park, Pauls Lane Drinks at Lynns, Overstrand

3

Sunset Nordic

A walk to Cromer over the cliff and return via old railway line.

Wed 31st

9.30-10.30


Salthouse Heath Car Park, Bard Hill

Salthouse

1

Gentle walk

An hour Nordic class working on mindful movement and daily exercises

Wed 31st



14.00- 15.30

Hunworth Village Hall, King Street, Hunworth

2

Dog walk, Bring your dog for a walk along the countryside of Hunworth Holt

All dogs on lead

Thu 1st


8.45- 10.15

NA

10.30-12.00

NF

Alby Crafts Centre, Cromer Road, Alby

2

A walk through the beautiful country side taking in Weaver’s way and return to Alby for coffee and cake.

Fri 2nd

9.00- 10.30


Cliff Road NNDC car park or park on road near cliff road Sheringham

2

‘WalkCromer’ walk

A walk organised by the WalkCromer from Sheringham to surrounding area.

Fri 2nd

14.00-15.30


Morston Quay,National Trust car park, Morston

1

Morston meander

A walk towards Stifkey along the Coastal path and return.

Sat 3rd

9.00- 10.30

3.1miles


Sheringham Park car park free as joining in Park Run

2/3

Cardio Saturday challenge.

Sat 3rd

16.00-late


Location to be arranged


Pop up picnic, bring food to share.

A celebration of companionship

Sun 4th

Sunday Stretch

9.00- 14.00

Donation for Ukraine £10


Park on roads in Sunway Park and meet on the green in front of Sunway Park, near Butts Lane Sheringham

3

A walk through Sheringham park, then to Kelling Holiday Park, down to Muckleburgh Hill and return.

Outdoor fitness for a healthier you

Walk Cromer Bag

walk cromer bagA brilliant Christmas stocking substitute, holds loads of lovely gifts, can be used through-out the year for shopping, carrying down to the beach, holding craft supplies etc.

This generously sized canvas shopper (36 x 36 x 24cm) has our logo on one side and is plain on the other.

£4.50 from Cromer Information Centre

(£8 inc p&p, cheque or PO to “Cromer WAW” c/o 61 Clifton Park, Cromer NR27 9BG)

Walkers are Welcome National Conference 12-14 October 2018

Annual National Walkers are Welcome Get Together and AGM a real success for Cromer

A group of people walking is known as an amble, but at this weekend’s Walkers are Welcome annual national get together in Cromer the pace was certainly not slow, and the weekend clearly showed the passion there is for walking.

60 delegates came from across the country to Cromer for a packed itinerary showing off the best of the town and area; delegates came from near and as far afield as Ross-on-Wye, Moffat, Kirkby Stephen and Henley-on-Thames. The wonderful mix of delegates all brought a strong view with them: “walking is good for all and their locales are set up to welcome walkers”. They all took home the knowledge that the walking around Cromer is worth travelling for, and the town is a somewhere special. The objective for Walk Cromer, the local organising team, was that delegates took home the message that Cromer was worth the journey: mission accomplished!

Over the weekend there were informal walks for all to enjoy, and organised walks to show the breadth of the interesting features around Cromer. Martin Warren led people on his amazing geology walk showing the depth of the history we have to offer, Tim Bennett led his moving walk around Overstrand, Malcolm English took groups on a photography walk around town, and Alan Tutt took people around the war history of Cromer. Rob Spray told of the unique chalk reef and a journey through its beauty, a real hidden gem.

Thanks to Richard Leeds and the Lifeboat team who led a group to watch and photograph the launch of the lifeboat on Sunday morning and explained the workings to the attendees. Gina Bradbury and Debbie North shared their journey putting together their online Outdoor Guide and their mixed experiences of making walking, and other elements of the outdoor experience, accessible to those who need wheels to get around.

At the Friday evening reception on the pier, over supper at the Old Rockshop Bistro on Friday and at the conference dinner, hosted at the Cliftonville, attendees took the opportunity to discuss walking in a more informal setting and share ideas for promoting the wider elements of walking and the challenges in their own areas.

“There are so many people to thank for helping across the weekend,” said Gemma Harrison in the local organising team, “from both the District and Town councils, to the businesses who supported the event and all the people across Cromer who made the attendees so welcome”. Some delegates the opportunity to make the conference weekend an opportunity to visit more of the area and had spent the previous week exploring and all reported the amazing welcome from the area, it’s people and facilities. “All the feedback we have had suggests delegates will be returning to Cromer, and will be recommending Cromer to friends and colleagues back home,” said Gemma.

Walkers are Welcome is a network of more than 100 towns & villages all over Britain.

Each destination has created its own unique offering based on its countryside assets, and on the community led group who run the project locally. Some offer guided walks and events throughout the year, others offer web based help and information.

The Cromer Walkers are Welcome volunteers aim to help walkers with interesting printed guides and maps around town. They also check & report on local footpaths and make it easier for walkers themselves to report problems. They are also involved in consultations with councils and other relevant bodies regarding developments and plans which may concern walkers.

Anyone wishing to join the small team of volunteers should contact Gemma at gemma@walkcromer.co.uk.

Hilary’s Hike 4 Heart

hilary cox - hike 4 heartJoin Hilary for any section of this walking & cycling challenge around the county on the wonderful Norfolk Trails network raising vital funds for the BHF

Starting & finishing on Cromer Pier from Sunday 30th September at 11am, finishing on Wednesday 10th October. Walks vary in length from 7 to 15 miles per day or cycling from 20 to 30 miles per day

Donations to: justgiving.com/fundraising/Hilary-Cox4

or contact Hilary for more information on how you can get involved: hilary.cox22@gmail.com

bhf-wahilary's hike 4 heart

 

WALKING and CYCLING SCHEDULE

  • 30 Sept: Cromer – Felbrigg – Aldborough Walking
  • 1 Oct: Aldborough – Blickling – Aylsham Walking
  • 2 Oct: Aylsham – N. Walsham – Waxham Cycling
  • 3 Oct: Waxham – Winterton – Gt. Yarmouth Walking
  • 4 Oct: Gt Yarmouth – Beccles – Bungay Electric bike
  • 5 Oct: Bungay – Diss – Knettishall Heath Electric bike
  • 6 Oct: Knettishall Heath – Castle Acre Cycling
  • 7 Oct: Castle Acre – Burnham Deepdale Cycling
  • 8 Oct: Burnham Deepdale – Wells Walking
  • 9 Oct: Wells – Weybourne Walking
  • 10 Oct: Weybourne – Cromer Walking

 

Guided Walks of Overstrand

OVERSTRAND IN THE GREAT WAR

A Guided Walk of Overstrand Tim Bennett – Guide

Tim is hosting a series of Guided Walks around Overstrand, exploring the unique heritage of the village linked to the Great War. Seeing the houses and buildings which are linked to the men and women of the village who served in the Great War. Each walk will begin and end at The Belfry Centre in Overstrand. It will last about 90 minutes and involve a walk of around 1.5 miles on a trail that includes the churchyard, Harbord Road (Gunton Terrace), the holiday home of Winston Churchill and the homes linked to Overstrand’s Great War families.

Guided Walks – £5.00 (U-16’s Free)

All walks depart and culminate at The Belfry Centre, 23A Cromer Road, Overstrand, NR27 ONT (next door to The Belfry School) Please arrive 15 minutes before the walk is due to start

JULY

  • Wednesday 11th: 1.30pm – 3pm
  • Tuesday 17th: 10am – 11.30am
  • Monday 23rd: 10am – 11.30am

AUGUST

  • Wednesday 1st: 1.30pm – 3pm
  • Friday 3rd: 1.30pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 8th• 10am – 11.30am
  • Thursday 9th: 1.30am – 3pm
  • Tuesday 21st: 10am – 11.30am

 

Tel: 01263 579196 www.thebelfrycentre.co.uk

Norfolk Walking and cycling festival 2018

You’re invited to Norfolk’s 4th annual Walking and Cycling Festival.  There will be events for all ages and abilities throughout October 2018.

norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk/norfolk-trails/

The programme of events will be released in May.

In the meantime please visit www.pushingaheadnorfolk.co.uk to find out about other cycling and walking events that are taking place around the county.

If you are interested in submitting an event for the 2018 contact us at norfolktrails@norfolk.gov.uk.

2018 national annual get together in Cromer

The annual Walkers are Welcome get together will be held in Cromer in 2018.

2018 national annual get together in CromerThe Cromer group, part of a network of more than 110 towns and villages all over Britain, will host the event on October 12th to 14th. Invitations will be sent to representatives from all accredited towns and villages.

Group members are planning a series of talks, walks and other events around town. Among these events, a reception will be held on Cromer Pier, which is owned by North Norfolk District Council and operated by Openwide. And the Council Chamber at North Norfolk District Council will be used for the Walkers are Welcome annual meeting.

Cllr Hilary Cox, a North Norfolk District Councillor and Chair of Cromer Walkers are Welcome, said: “This will be a great opportunity for local accommodation providers, restaurants, pubs, shops and attractions to increase their trade at a time of year when the town is traditionally a little quieter. Special offers, events and delegate discounts will be sure to benefit a wide range of businesses, with extra promotion from Walkers are Welcome.”

And Cllr Nigel Dixon, North Norfolk District Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, said: “Behind Cromer’s Walkers are Welcome accreditation is a lot of hard work from a dedicated team of people. Congratulations to them for attracting the annual get together, which will further raise the profile of Cromer as a destination for walkers and provide a welcome boost to the visitor economy away from the high season. It is one of North Norfolk District Council’s aims to support the visitor economy away from the main season so that businesses can benefit from increased activity during an extended season.”

Making the decision to bring the annual get together to Cromer, the national Walkers are Welcome committee in Cumbria acknowledged the hard work and achievements of the small but busy Cromer group. The group has created printed pocket walks, a town food and drink guide, window sticker and discount schemes, town information boards, footpath and signpost monitoring, negotiation with transport companies and liaison with local businesses. The latter of these led to the creation of the Walkers are Welcome beer, made by Poppyland Brewery. The group has also liaised and consulted with Town, District and County Councils.

Walkers are Welcome is a non-profit making Community Interest Company. It is a nationwide initiative, launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to walkers’. Businesses, traders, organisations and individuals who would like to get involved in the October visit can contact enquiries@walkcromer.co.uk.

Beachwatch beach clean events

Beachwatch beach clean eventsVolunteer at a Beachwatch Beach Clean

Come on down to the beach!

Thousands of Beachwatch volunteers can tell you how much fun a beach clean and survey is – and how rewarding! Why not get involved?

To volunteer at a beach clean, all you need to do is find an event and sign up to attend!

There’s loads of information on what to bring and what to expect at an event in our volunteer guide. 

mcsuk.org/

2017 Templewood Wetland Walk

The Templewood Walk 2017  gave a fascinating insight to this very secret corner of North Norfolk. Led by landowner and conservationist Eddie Anderson, we learned about an innovative water purification scheme which had encouraged all sorts of flora & wildlife to repopulate the area.
The Mighty River Mun threaded it’s history throughout the walk, giant leafy gunnera, swans on the little broad… and the woodlands revealed some unusual secrets including the ancient oak “story tree”.