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Event Reports from Norfolk Group

 

Holme next to Sea

25 Sep 2017 | Norfolk Group

Holme next to Sea walk September 2017

12 members turned up this 7.5 mile circular walk from the car park at Holme next to Sea.

We got really lucky with the weather as it was a sunny warm day: warm enough to wear shorts.

The walk used a mixture of the coastal path, minor roads and farm tracks. From the start point we headed inland and then run parallel to the coast. This gave great views of the coast. Along this part there was some discussion over the origin of some earthworks in a field. However, we could not decide on what they were....
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North Elmham

23 Apr 2017 | Norfolk Group

12 members turned up for a 6 mile walk starting from the North Elmham Tennis Club car park.

The first call was the North Elmham chapel ruins where the group enjoyed looking around the site. The walk went across fields to pick up a path on a old railway line that took us to County School railway station.

County School we learnt was the site of a naval training school for boys.

Some members took advantage of the Mid Norfolk Railway pump trolley offer. So, while some members of the group sat on a bench having lunch other members were being vigerous in pumping a trolley and down a section of railway track....
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Women only walking weekend at Chepstow

30 Apr 2016 | Berkshire & Mid Thames, Cambridge, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Kent, East Midlands, Essex, Hertfordshire, Home Counties Midweek, Lake District, Lincoln, London, Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, North East, North Wales, Oxford, Scotland, Solent, Somerset, South Midlands, South Wales, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Transpennine, West Kent, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups

This was a GOC first--a women only walking weekend.

Women are under represented in the Club so to try and encourage more women to get involved in their local groups, the trustees had approved a limited number of women only events, to try and address this issue.

The aim is to get a nucleus of women walking with all the groups, which can only benefit everyone involved with the Club.

I limited the number to 30 for the whole event.This was mainly because finding a venue that could cater for this amount of people for the planned Saturday evening meal, was difficult....
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