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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

In Search of The King of the Belgians

King of the Belgians pub

A pub crawl to the Huntingdonshire pub known as The King of the Belgians

The unique pub name of The King of the Belgians is not the only reason to search out this hostelry. It has a excellent range of ales, offers good food, provides good company and has an intriguing history with regard to its names. This walk uses the road from Houghton so it is an easy stroll with other pubs along the route.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Gipping Valley River Path - Stowmarket to Needham Market

Hawkes Mill and millpond

An easy 5 mile walk following Suffolk's River Gipping between Stowmarket and Needham Market

The river Gipping forms the source to the mighty Orwell River. At Stowmarket it is no more than a babbling stream that winds its way through the Suffolk countryside. The path keeps to the riverside throughout with no difficult obstacles other than styles, making a pleasant stroll between these two places. With some fantastic pubs at either end it makes a good little pub crawl.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Woodfordes Ale Trail 2013

Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum
Sunday 16th June is the start of the 2013 Woodfordes Ale Trail. With a huge amount of pubs to visit across Norfolk and Suffolk there is no excuse to get ones walking boots on and do a few jolly old pub crawls in an attempt to win the various prizes on offer. The trail card and pub guide can be found on Woodfordes website at www.woodfordes.co.uk/2013AleTrail.pdf I have also converted the pub locations into an interactive google map which can be found at vulcanarms.freehostia.com/woodfordes/2013.htm The Ale Trail runs from June 16th until September 30th.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Knebworth Circular Walk

Mardley Heath woodland

A 5 mile around Knebworth taking in Rabley Heath nature reserve

A short circular walk that includes a section through woodland of Rabley Heath Nature Reserve. Refreshments can be found at The Robin Hood and The Lytton Arms which has a large selection of real ales.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Paston Way - Trimingham to Cromer

St Botolphs church, Trunch

A 13 mile walk along Norfolk's Paston Way from Trimingham to Cromer.

Another interesting branch of the Paston Way which provides a wander past the parish Churches of Trimingham, Trunch, Bradfield and Southrepps as well as the local village pubs which are obligingly open all day on a Sunday. The final stretch from Northrepps into Cromer offers an alternative wander past Sally Beans Cottage, renowned for being the lookout from the old Smuggling days of the 17th century.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Paston Way to Gunton - Pubs, Churches and Wartime Conspiracies

Northrepps from the lane to Overstrand

A 7 mile walk along Norfolk's Paston Way from Cromer to Gunton.

The Paston Way has a few alternative paths that stray from its main route between North Walsham and Cromer, and this walk takes the optional route out to Gunton from where a train can be taken back to Cromer. There are some worthy country pubs along this simple walk so a good old English pub crawl can also be had along with taking in the sights of the impressive churches at Northrepps and Southrepps plus local tales of wartime German conspiracies!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Tracks and lanes to Glemham

Benhall Ford

A 22 mile route that can be either walked or cycled through the Suffolk countryside around Snape, Blaxhall and Glenham

A glorious route through the Suffolk countryside using a mixture of lanes, tracks, bridleways and little used country roads. This can be either walked or cycled and provides a full days outing taking in the picturesque villages of Snape, Blaxhall, Little Glemham, Great Glemham and Benhall which these days is split into two with the A12 separating Benhall Low Street from Benhall Green. Along the route is the Parham Airfield Museum, although this is only open on Sundays between April to October.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Ale Trail - Mundesley to Cromer

Cromer

A beach walk along the Norfolk Coast between Mundesley and Cromer including a clifftop stroll from Cromer to Overstrand.

This section of the Norfolk Coast can only be walked when the tide allows as high tide reaches the foot of the cliffs and is impassable at Overstrand. There is frequent erosion all along the route so the scenery changes from year to year. The beach is predominantly sand with numerous groynes that present frequent obstacles to get past - sometimes decaying steps assist getting over the groynes and sometimes, at low tide or with boots and socks off, it is possible to get around the end of some of the groynes. Mostly, it involves clambering as best as you can over these eroded, seaweed covered, mussel encrusted defences but that is half the fun of it! Although there is a cliff top path from Cromer to Overstrand, which has some outstanding views, beyond this there is no official right of way and a full circular walk would involve heading inland, using the Paston Way. However, a frequent bus service links Overstrand and Mundesley to make a good and easy days coast walking.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

The Paston Way


The Paston Way is a 20 miles Norfolk footpath linking North Walsham and Cromer. The path takes its name from the Paston Family who, during the Medieval and Tudor periods, were the dominant and wealthy landowners in which much of the trail passes. The Paston Family in turn had taken their name after the north eastern coastal village of Paston. The route can be walked within a day and there is ample public transport connecting start and end of the route. The first time I walked this route I was so impressed that I walked it again the next year. It encompasses both coutryside and seaside and Cromer is a fitting end to the walk with plenty of refreshment houses to recuperate in.

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