Village 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.



Our group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month leaving Palgrave Community Centre at 9.45 a.m. 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 (mobile 07969916974) or bobsolley@aol.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.

July 2017 Walks

11th July Meet at Palgrave as normal for car sharing etc at 09:45

Hilary will lead a circular walk around Wattisfield, an ancient village mentioned in the Domesday Book as Watesfelda, derived from the Old English meaning Wastel's clearing. The village has a long tradition of pottery-making going back to the Bronze Age, based on an abundant source of mica clay.

This sub-5 mile walk will begin from the pottery and, apart from 300 yards along the A143, and follow byways, bridleways, footpaths and quiet lanes. And yes, there is a Grundle, along with 3 stiles and some muddy patches. Breaking with tradition, we will finish with a cream tea or other delights, at the teashop run by the pottery ….. and there will be time for some retail therapy in the Giftshop, if you feel so inclined.

July 25th walk Meet at Palgrave 09:45 as usual

Details of the walk from Chediston across Metfield Aerodrome led by Julie and Ann

The walk will be a re-run of the one we did last September starting at Red House Farm, Chediston, Halesworth IP190LD. There will be plenty of parking but you may want to share cars as it is around15 miles from where you normally start. The walk will take us over Julie's private farmland before crossing Metfield Aerodrome. There is two small walks on the road but this is a farming area and it will look very different to last September when all the land was ploughed up. There will be fields of golden wheat and Hopefully the oilseed rape harvest will be under way and the combines will be rolling. We retrace our steps for some of the walk before arriving back at Red House Farm. The walk is flat no styles and is 5.5 miles in total. Refreshments will be at The Red Lion, Needham which will be on your way home.

Forthcoming walk leaders are as follows,

July 11th Hilary

July 25th Julie & Anne

August 8th Hilary

August 22nd Davina & Joan C

Sept 12th John N

Sept 26th Margaret

October 10th Steve M

October Vacant 

November Ali Shailes

Please take a look let us know if you can lead on one of the vacant dates.
If you wish to join us on these walks (or any future walks) please be at Palgrave Community Centre car park ready to leave for the starting point   at 9.45 a.m.
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    This is a walking group based in Diss organised and led by Janet and David Bryant, (tel: 01379 643263; email david-janet1@tiscali.co.uk) Details of each months walks can be obtained from the Parish Office of St Marys Church, Diss from the 1st of each month or by visiting David's web journal at http://davidabryant.wordpress.com/

Steve will lead this walk which will be a circular one from Weybread, in Suffolk. From the village's round-towered church we'll strike across country, northwards, in the direction of Harleston. As we reach the River Waveney, we'll turn south-west to follow its southern bank along the Angles Way, in the direction of Brockdish. Before reaching Brockdish, we'll turn away from the river, heading up to higher land, for Upper Weybread and Greengate Farm and - eventually - the point we started from. It's varied, attractive terrain with one steep slope, a couple of stiles (one requiring a parachute) and one stretch of glutinous slough, approaching Instead Hall Farm.  The distance is approximately five miles (Steve-miles) and it's a grand walk! There's some parking at the church in Weybread but the pub in the village is unlikely to be open on a Tuesday so we'll go elsewhere - perhaps Brockdish, or Fressingfield.




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