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 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 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.
Hilarys walk for May 22nd
'Hilary will lead a walk from East Harling where, from 1808 to 1814, the village hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain. This connected the Admiralty in London to its naval ships in the port of Great Yarmouth. This system employed rectangular framework towers with six, five feet high octagonal shutters on horizontal axes that flipped between horizontal and vertical positions to signal. It was the pre-cursor to the semaphore system.
The 5-mile circuit westwards from East Harling is flat and mainly follows meadow edges and woodland, with some quiet metalled roads. There are 8 stiles en route, but most are the easy, 3-step variety. We will pass, but sadly will not be able to enter, the handsome 13th century All Saints church which used to serve the hamlet of West Harling. The going could be soft in places. Afterwards, a well-earned pint will be waiting for us at the Swan.'
Diane and Carols walk for June 12th
WALK AROUND BOTESDALE AND HINDERCLAY
Today we did a trial walk of the above which is 5 miles. The walk starts at the War Memorial, Botesdale, and is very pleasant on mostly grassy tracks. There are no stiles and uphill in just a couple of places. The scenery is mostly across fields with lovely views in all directions. At one point Hinderclay Church can be seen in the distance. We stopped just after an hour at St. Mary’s Church for a break and then in just over another hour we were at The Bell Inn, Rickinghall where the walk ends. The Pub is open all day for drinks and refreshments and have told them we will be arriving about 12.30pm. If a group of you, say 10 or more are eating lunch they would appreciate you letting them know, Tel:- 01379 898445. It would be appreciated if we didn’t take up every space in their Car Park as we can also park on the road.
Margaret T's Away Walk on June 19th
Jean and Lorna's walk on June 26th
Meeting at Palgrave Community Centre we drive to start walk at The Four Horseshoes Pub Car Park in Thonham Magna.
This is quite an easy walk with no stiles and hopefully not much mud either, if weather is dry. It is about 5.1/2 miles long.
From the pub we walk up a little bit of road before turning on to a footpath which takes us through woodland. We come on to a quiet road which will take us eventually across field edge and again into woodland and down to Little Swattesfield where we cross over a road into the edge of the Thornham Walks. We will see many lovely different types of trees in bloom before heading towards The Coach House in Thornham Walks where we will pass the "Chainsaw Sculptures" (Animals carved in wood), the burial ground of the dogs, some who fought in the war and then stopping for rest at The Folly. (there is a project green latrine near here for anyone in need). We will then carry on through the "Butterfly Trail" and towards Thornham Parva Church, which we will bypass. We will then return through the Thornham Walks passing the Victorian Walled Gardens and The Forge Café before crossing over road to walk back through field edge and woodland to Clay Lane ending up at the Four HorseShoes Pub. for refreshments.
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