large Footpaths (Map - revised 10th Feb 2006)
Village Footpaths (Notes)
Help keep Palgrave's Footpaths Open
Palgrave Parish Council footpaths sub committee are asking for the help of walkers to keep their footpaths open and walkable, if you find that a footpath can not be walked or is blocked by crops please email Palgrave Parish Clerk. A chart to help walkers which should be used in conjunction with the Village Footpaths Map is available to download Click here.
Use this link to report a problem online on any Suffolk Footpath.
Use this link to report a problem online on any Norfolk Footpath.
PALGRAVE WALKING GROUP
Our group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month ( With extra walks added on the third Tuesday during the Summer- Autumn months), normally leaving Palgrave Community Centre at 9.45 a.m. ( Please check individual walk details for exact times incase). Everyone is welcome to join our friendly group but it is regretted that dogs cannot be allowed on our walks. Additionally Palgrave Walking Group, or its walk leaders, cannot be held liable for any injury sustained whilst on any walk they organise. Please contact Bob Solley on 01379 651706 or email@example.com if you would like further details.
Car sharing is encouraged to avoid congestion at some rural or public house car parks where the walk actually starts.
Christmas Lunch Notice, Sue and Hilary, (after a unanimous vote to return to the Black Horse at Thorndon) have managed to confirm our booking for Tuesday the 4th of December. As soon as the menu is available we will distribute it and confirm the booking and payment arrangements, as usual on a first come first served basis.
The christmas lunch seats are 75% sold out!!! So act quick if you haven't booked yet.
Elaine Bettie Carol & Diane's walk
just to update you all with a brief outline of our October 23rd walk it will be an approx 5 mile
circular walk at Old Buckenham. We will start at the old memorial, past the windmill. The walk will
consist of mostly farmland and avenues of trees easy going. The last mile does include walking along
a fairly busy road (but it is grass verge walking)
Afterwards we plan to go to the Fighting Cocks pub at Winfarthing for a beer.
Steve's walk on November 13th
Our walk on November 13th will be a circular-ish excursion, of between five and six miles, from Shimpling to Tivetshall St Mary. There are no obvious problems with stiles, hills or bovines. We’ll meet at the usual time in Palgrave. Parking at the start of the walk will be at St George’s Church, Shimpling – on the right as you enter the village, with the A140 ahead. Refreshment may be had afterwards at the Burston Crown.
Jane T's Away walk on November20th
Meet at Palgrave for car sharing and be ready to leave at 09:30.
Most of our walk will be in the quiet, picturesque parish of Shotesham, which despite being only a few miles south of Norwich, is hidden from busy roads and city noise, by rich green folds of land forming the valley of Shotesham Beck
Criss crossing the Beck, which was said to be used by folk years ago to sail to Norwich via the River Tas, we'll enjoy a gentle, undulating landscape. Four churches, a WW2 rocket crater and maybe an occasional Kingfisher lie in wait, with fine views across park style lands, mile long commons and adjacent woods, both "Great" and "Little". The generous footpaths are linked by farm tracks, country lanes and part of the Boudicca Way.
Distance just over 6 miles, but shortcuts available if wet. Refreshments at The Ram Tivetshall, by popular demand! We start at Saxlingham Nethergate church, parking available on side roads or at Sports Pavilion.
Alison S's Walk on November 27th
leaving Palgrave as usual for car sharing at 9.45
The walk will start at Alisons house, for those who want to go direct, probably around 10.15 ish
23 Low Road
Parking for around 8/10 cars at mine, I will not come to Palgrave but wait for you all to arrive.
The walk will be around 4.7 miles it will take in views of The Waveney Valley, going through Mendham, Homersfield and then back to Wortwell. There will be a couple of styles and a small hill ! which having Just come back from walking in Austria seems very small to me!
After the walk we will stop off at The Kings Head at Brockdish for refreshments. last time we stopped there for refreshments the pizza's were GOOD !
Forthcoming Walks and Leaders
October 23rd Elaine Bettie Carol & Diane's
November 13th Steve's walk
November 20th Jane T's away walk
November 27th Alisons walk
December Walks ???
January Walks ???
Now looking for walk leaders for December & January , please email bob with the date and brief details
if you wish to lead one then Full details are required no later than the 16th of the preceding month.
Following various conversations over the last few months I am making a suggestion
That during the Summer months we add some additional walks for those that are interested in travelling further from Palgrave on the 3rd Tuesday of the summer months.
These walks will be different from our usual walks in as much as they will take us further afield than our normal walks. I am volunteering to lead the first one in April that will be a short coastal walk followed by a pub lunch and then explore around Shotley Point between the Stour and Orwell estuaries enjoying the views over to Felixstowe Docks and Harwich. So starting now, I am looking for leaders and walks between April and September. sugestions that have been made include North Norfolk Coast, Dedham Vale, and the Broads