Historic Walks 1
|Convenor: Netta Swallow, Full|
|Date: 4th Monday of the month|
|Time: Varies - see below|
|Venue: Varies - see below|
Historic Walks in the Waveney and Blyth Valley and further afield (limited number of 15). We have to limit numbers so that members on the walk can hear the leader as the walk progresses. For similar reasons we do not allow members to be accompanied by dogs.
This, the original group, is now called HISTORIC WALKS 1. Due to a recent influx of new members - WELCOME TO YOU ALL- the group is now once again FULL. If you wish to join this group. please contact Netta using the bird-link to the right and we will put you on our waiting list.
There are now THREE Historic Walks groups - Historic Walks 1,2 and 3.
New people wishing to join any of the three Historic Walks groups should contact them via their Group Pages on this website. Please note that the groups each operate on different days .
GROUP 1 PROGRAMME FOR 2021
Hello everyone! I am writing with very advanced notice of our first walk of 2021. This is partly because it will be held on the 3rd Monday of June and not the 4th. All other following walks will be the 4th Monday unless otherwise notified.
I am so pleased to let you know that Miles Barne, the owner of Sotterley Hall has agreed to take us on a guided walk of the Estate, giving us a talk about the planting of the ancient oaks along the way. He will accompany us on the walk and give us an account of his family history and its association with the church, going back 300 years, when we meet at the church which is about halfway along the walk. Jim Law, a trustee of the Chapel, will meet us at Sotterley Chapel and give us a brief history of the chapel.
Another reason for advance notice, is to do with parking !!! We will be meeting at the chapel which is situated in a very rural situation and parking for several cars will be a challenge but possible. Jim Law says he will help us to arrange parking but we would like an idea of the number of cars. If there are keen cyclists among you then you might like to ride there ? It is on a local to Beccles cycle route. However, this will not be possible for many.
The details are:
Meet at 2 pm, Monday 21 June
Sotterley Chapel, NR34 7TX (between Ellough and Stoven)
Parking around the chapel area – car numbers required in advance.
I can give a lift if required as long as within your comfort zone.
Miles has arranged for us to use the private drive to access the estate thus missing out the narrow lane for walking. I am not sure of this route but I know that if we were to use part of the normal route across the meadows there is a fairly high stile. Also, alas, there are no loos.
Other dates for your diary:
Monday 26 July – Gillingham with Linda Last
Monday 23 August – Literary figures from Barhsam’s past – with Chris Reeve
Monday 27 September – Exploring the Sparrow’s Nest area of Lowestoft with Andrew and Joan Holland
Monday 25 October – A walk with Ivan – details tbc
We will of course be following any current covid guidelines that are in place at the time.
Please let me know if you can come or not and whether you will be driving.
Looking forward to seeing you all again,
DETAILS OF OUR PREVIOUS WALKS have now moved to our additional pages - follow the links "PREVIOUS WALKS" in the right-hand column >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>#
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