Every year the Ramblers hold a Winter Walking Festival (also known as the Festival of Winter Walks) and this year it will run from Friday 21 December 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019. This year the theme will be on loneliness and inclusion and Norfolk Ramblers are really excited to engage with that theme.
We try to ensure that all of our walks are accessible and welcoming, but we do understand that for many people it’s a difficult and even frightening thing to go and meet new people. So we’re running a series of walks throughout the festival which are deliberately aimed at offering a friendly welcome, and we’ll do what we can to make that process as easy as we can. If it helps you, then you can contact us in advance and we can arrange to meet you at your car at a walk, we’ll try and arrange a lift to a walk or we can help you attend a social event first if you’d like that. We can talk you through anything you like, whether by e-mail or by phone.
In short, we’re keen to reach out and welcome those who want to come and meet new friends. And Norfolk Ramblers have twelve different groups, so there’s some variety depending on what you’re looking for. If you’re keen to meet new people and spend far too much time at the pub and going on holidays, then Hike Norfolk are there for you! If you want to join a group which walks shorter distances, we can offer recommendations, and we even have a long distance walking group if you want something to aim for.
Here are some of the walks which are focusing particularly on new members. We’ve listed these on Meetup so anyone interested can ask questions and find out more.
In addition, other groups are also running walks which include:
KING’S LYNN GROUP
Sunday 23 December : Grimston Warren (10.5 miles), meet Hillingdon lay-by on A148, post-code PE31 8RD and grid reference TF 711 253. Walk starts at 10:00.
Thursday 27 December : South Creake Meander (5.5 miles), meet South Creake Church, post-code NR21 9LX and grid reference TF 855 362. Walk starts at 10:00.
Wednesday 2 January : Coxford Wood and Heath (3.9 miles), meet Syderstone Common, post-code PE37 7HF and grid reference TF 835 315. Walk starts at 10:00.
Saturday 5 January : Swaffham, Town and Around (3.5 or 7 miles), meet Turbine Way @ junction of Brooks Way, post-code PE37 7XD and grid reference TF 817 096. Walk starts at 09:45.
GREAT YARMOUTH GROUP
Sunday 30 December : Gunton Station Car Park (8 miles), meet at the station car park. Walk starts at 10.30, contact Barbara for more information on 01692 405703.
Thursday 27 December : Newton St. Faith’s (5.5 miles), meet St. Faith’s Centre, Manor Road, post-code NR10 3LF. Walk starts at 10:30.
Tuesday 1 January 2019 : Cley Village Hall (5.25 miles), meet at hall’s car park. Walk starts at 10.00, contact Jasmine for more information on 01263 588822.