After our successful Festival of Winter Walks in 2018, we’re doing it again! Everyone is welcome to come along for a walk, meet new people and start a new year of getting fit and healthy. There’s a list of walks on our web-site at http://www.norfolkra.org.uk/ and we’re also pleased that we’ve again been featured on BBC Radio Norfolk.
Have a listen at 07:40:49 and 08:38:10 on the BBC’s catch-up service at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07w48c5.
Richard May, the area chair of Norfolk Ramblers, said:
“I’m really pleased to see so many new people walking with our groups, the Festival of Winter Walks was a successful event last year and I know that new friendships were formed during 2019. We know it’s often hard for people to get the confidence to come on a group walk, but we’ll offer a friendly welcome and do get in touch with a walk leader or group in advance if you have any questions or concerns”.
We’d just like to thank everyone who was involved in this year’s Festival of Winter Walks. We had a big turnout on many of the walks and we know many new walkers came along, and we hope that everyone enjoyed their experience. We even had over 20 people to the walk led by Maria from Norwich group on Christmas Day, a great turnout!
Richard, our area chairman, and Heather, walk leader on the first day of the Festival, being interviewed as part of a feature on BBC Radio Norfolk. The theme of the festival was loneliness and isolation, and how Ramblers can help people get healthy and meet new people, and we’ll be running similar projects in 2019.
We’re pleased to announce that our annual series of winter walks is this year themed on loneliness and feeling excluded from society. So, we’re running led walks and we’re doing all that we can to try and make them appealing and welcoming to those who’d love to join a group, but might find it hard to do so. And we’re also of course always ready to welcome new members who want to get healthy in the new year, and what better way than by walking?
The festival runs from Friday 21 December 2018 until Sunday 6 January 2019. We have details of some of our walks at our festival page, with the facility to see more about each of the walks on Meetup. Please do message us if you have any questions, queries or are tempted to come and walk with us. We hope to get some media coverage of our festival and we appreciate all the publicity we can get to try and reach out to potential new walkers.