Beccles

Walking 1

Convenor: Peter Westmacott
Date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Time: See link to the right for more information
Venue: See link to the right for more information
Sister Groups: Walking 2 Walking 3

LATEST NEWS! Covid restrictions in Tier 4 mean all our walks are cancelled until further notice. Date of issue: 26th December 2020.

With the Covid-19 lockdown after our March walk, all our walks from April to August were cancelled.In September we were able to resume our walks by dividing ourselves up into smaller groups (12 max) and following Covid safety regulations. These included maintaining social distancing on walks, not travelling together in cars and so on.
We held two walks in September and October, the first from The Dell out to Barsham and the second from Ringsfield Church. Everyone was pleased to be socialising again and the walks were much enjoyed. New restrictions in November meant that our planned walk at Redisham Park had to be cancelled.

The latest news seems hopeful and we look forward to doing walks at Westleton on 8th December and 22nd December. The first group is full (12 max) but the second has some vacancies. Please book with Peter if you wish to go.

Walking 1 meets on the second Tuesday (convenor Peter Westmacott) and walks 5 miles.

See the link opposite for the 2019 walking programme for Walking 1. The programme for 2020 has now been published. See link on right.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS GROUP IS NOW FULL. If you wish to go on the WAITING LIST, please contact Peter.

Contact Peter by email using the contact Bird.

We are a very friendly group of walkers who enjoy each other's company. Many of our members have been walking regularly with the group since its formation in 2015 and they are very welcoming to newcomers to the group. We have around 30 members and generally average 16-18 on each walk. By the end of 2019 we had completed around 60 walks in total. We are trying to walk in every parish in south Norfolk, Waveney and East Suffolk coastal area. Some members are walking through villages they have never seen before, other than by car, and this keeps interest alive on each walk.

We are very conscious of our environmental impact and to illustrate this we always try to share cars where possible. We regularly meet at Beccles Quay car park to share cars to the start of our walks. So, for example, if we have 16 people on a walk we might well travel in just four cars. This means that we often start walks from very small parking areas, if we wish.

We walk at a pace that everyone can cope with and this gives us a chance to explore the landscape, look out for flora and fauna and buildings of historical interest. At our pace there is plenty of time to socialise and enjoy ourselves.

About twice a year we finish our walk with a lunch in a local pub or restaurant.

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