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.

October 2017 Walks


Margaret T is leading the walk starting at Billingford on Sept 26th

Meet at Palgrave for car sharing at 9.45 as usual Park at the lay-by adjacent to The Horseshoes in Billingford on the A143. This is a 4 mile easy walk, no stiles and mostly flat although after crossing the main road heading towards the church there is a bit of a hill. In parts we walk on Angles Way so mainly on lanes and field edges. We pass the remains of St Mary's Church tower which is the only surviving building of Thorpe Parva, the settlement deserted around 1739.


Herewith Steve M's  description of the walk he is leading on October 10th. meet at Palgrave for car sharing at 9.45 as usual

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” (Thomas Jefferson)

With a spring in our step and a song in our hearts, we’ll stride out from Wingfield northward to Upper Weybread, then westward to the River Waveney; along its southern bank nearly as far as Brockdish, then on to Syleham and finally back to the De La Pole Arms in Wingfield. There will be a little mud, a few stiles, a gentle gradient and bovines – but also a circular walk of many delights, mostly along paths and field edges.

 Oh, nearly forgot – the distance..................................a tiny bit over five miles. Scout’s honour.


And herewith Felicity’s Walk: Tuesday,October 24th. [ who thanks to Steve for his assistance ] meet at Palgrave for car sharing at 9.45 as usual

  Today’s walk is around the perimeter of Knettishall Heath.No doubt many of you know this lovely ancient area dating back to the Bronze Age. Our walk will be approximately 5 miles incorporating the riverside trail, pine trail, woodland trail and some heathland. It is an easy, level walk with no stiles but, by the end of October,there may be some mud.We shall start from the main reserve entrance where there are toilet facilities and plenty of parking spaces. Afterwards, we are visiting The Mill Inn pub/restaurant at Market Weston[ IP22 2PD] where some of us are planning to lunch. Please let me know in advance if you would like to join us for a meal.All are welcome.                         Felicity 01379 640623  


Forthcoming walks

Volunteering leaders are as follows,

Sept       26th      Margaret T

October  10th       Steve M
October  24th   Felicity H
November  14th     Margaret M-L
November. 28th     Alison S   December  12th    Vacant December  26th    Vacant   January  9th         Vacant January  23          Vacant   Please let me know if a you have already volunteered to lead one of the vacant walks
or can lead one. Bob
  Christmas Lunch (Thank You Felicity and Susan for volunteering to organise this years Lunch)
 Christmas Lunch Tuesday December 5th :[ Sue and Felicity]   We have booked The Black Horse Inn at Thorndon [IP23 7JR ] for this year’s Christmas meal.We visited several pubs/restaurants around the Diss area and were very impressed with our reception at the Black Horse and the time and attention they gave us. Accommodation can be provided in one room for up to 40 people and cost will be approximately : Two courses : £13.95    Three courses : £15.95     [including tea /coffee ] Detailed menu and instructions to follow but we are told that it will include a Carvery and 2 main vegetarian options. Obviously, there is plenty of room there so we look forward to a large,happy band – husbands,wives,partners included- as you wish.   The Menu is attached, please book through Felicity or Susan with £5 deposit by second walk in October

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. or as detailed on specific walk



    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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