It’s nearly here – yes the Norfolk Walking Festival starts this weekend, with an exciting line-up of events to get you started for two weeks of festival fun (Saturday 17th October – Sunday 1st November).
On Saturday 17th, if you want to find out about the fascinating geology of our coast, join a talk and walk led by expert Martin Warren.
Starting with a presentation in the Simon Aspinall Education Centre at NWT Cley marshes, you’ll then take a 2.7 mile walk to look at examples in the field.
Starts 10am, Saturday 17th October – £3.50 for NWT members, £5 non-members.
Get your walking shoes on for a choice of several great walks on Sunday 18th October –
1) Discover wildflowers living in the diverse habitats of our coast in ‘Autumn Wildflowers Revealed‘ – A 5.5 mile walk led by local experts from the Norfolk Flora Group and Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society.
This afternoon walk starts at 1.30pm from beautiful Salthouse – Tickets £4
> Book tickets for ‘Autumn Wildflowers Revealed’ http://bit.ly/1XKKo1g
2) If you’ve ever wondered what geocaching is, stretch your legs on this 9 mile guided walk from stunning West Runton. Using your detective skills to find our newly placed geocache trail along the way, explore hilly Roman Camp before heading to Cromer, then return to West Runton along the new stretch of Norfolk Coast Path.
> Book tickets for West Runton Geocache Walk (£4 per person) http://bit.ly/1XKKo1g
3) Hop on the 10.36 Bittern Line train from Norwich or meet at Sheringham to join a varied 7.5 mile circular walk for “A Walk among the B’s” (Beeston, Beckhams, Butts Lane and more!).
> No need to book but check out more details here http://bit.ly/1hWQH0N
4 & 5) Or there’s a couple of short 1.5 mile walks at Sheringham Park to look at impressive trees with the National Trust ranger
– The Life and Death of Trees 10.30am – Info and booking > http://bit.ly/1UBarsK
– Sheringham Park’s Tree-mendous trees 2pm – Info and booking > http://bit.ly/1LjUdtI
And finally, as if you needed anything else to choose from, any day of the festival you can take a short Whacky Walk at NWT Cley Marshes – just pick up a quiz sheet from the visitor centre for £1 to take part. There’s a chance to win prizes if you complete the trail too! More info > http://bit.ly/1J5Twap
And that’s just the first weekend, phew!
Check out the full list of Norfolk Walking Festival events at www.norfolkwalkingfestival.co.uk