Two walkers from Hike Norfolk attempt coast to coast walk

Liam at the finishing point – the North Sea at Scarborough.

Two walkers from Hike Norfolk, Julian White and Liam D’Souza undertook a walking challenge from Morecambe on the west coast to Scarborough on the east coast of the country. The challenge lasted for six days from 4 to 9 April 2016.

Despite Julian’s impressive bravery he had to withdraw mid-way through day five of six, but Liam completed the challenge. It was over 130 miles in total and full of challenges such as sleet, rain, scary sheep, bogs and closed pubs.

They blogged their walk, with many photos, at:

Richard May, the new area chairman of Norfolk Ramblers said:

“Congratulations to Liam and Julian on their inspiring achievements on their coast to coast walk”.

We are all hoping that Richard too will be in training for a coast to coast walk in the future. Hike Norfolk is one of the ten groups within Norfolk Area Ramblers and there is more information about them at:

Sheila Smith Memorial Walk

Sheila in 2012 when presented with a 50 years of service to Ramblers certificate
Sheila in 2012 when presented with a 50 years of service to Ramblers certificate

A memorial walk for Sheila Smith, a stalwart of Norfolk Area Ramblers, took place on 10 April 2016. The walk remembered Sheila’s work and also visited the bridge which was built as a memorial to her.


The walk was well attended by members of numerous groups across the county and many stories relating to Sheila’s work and contributions were discussed.

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Two speeches were made at the bridge in honour of Sheila, including by Richard May, the new area chairman.

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There was a small table of memories of Sheila at the hall afterwards where refreshments were provided and stories discussed. It was a rewarding day for all and an opportunity to ensure that Sheila and her work will be remembered.