Saturday 27 January saw the Annual General Meeting of Norfolk Ramblers, this year hosted by King’s Lynn Group at Leziate. As usual, the day started with a walk, on this occasion a figure of 8 route through what used to be Bawsey Country Park. 28 Ramblers took part, fortunately avoiding the rain that fell later in the day. Nevertheless, this left them ready for the warmth of the Village Hall, and the hot drinks laid on by the Group.
More members then joined us for the AGM proper which considered all the usual business. Members received reports from all of the Area Officers, as well as from all of our Groups. Elections to Area Council also took place, with all current members re‑elected, plus a new Committee member. At the same time, Brian Ansell left the Committee, with thanks for his long standing work in organising distribution of our Area News. Delegates to General Council were agreed – Julian White and Peter James, with Ian Mitchell attending as a visitor. The sole further business was the approval of a revised constitution for the Area, following which, Richard May, both our Chair and a national Trustee, informed those present about The Ramblers’ work over the last year, and its plans for the future.
To round off the day (after drinks, cakes and biscuits), Philip West gave a talk on Crabs, Cliffs and Coasters – a tour along the coast from Wells next the Sea to Cromer, lavishly illustrated with historical photographs, and accompanied by information and anecdotes. A worthy end to an enjoyable and productive day.
This is the latest post in the series about the various groups within Norfolk Area Ramblers.
Third in the series is King’s Lynn group.
King’s Lynn Ramblers are the largest walking group in West Norfolk offering over 200 walks a year. We offer a mix of brisk, long, short and leisurely, dog-friendly (check with walk leader for guidance), family-friendly, easy walking, breakfast walks and in the summer there are also evening walks. Something to suit everybody!
Walking is a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. Everyone is very welcome to try walking with the group, opening up a whole new world of friendship and exploration.
Further information about the group can be found at https://kingslynnramblers.wordpress.com/ and they have a photo gallery at https://www.facebook.com/klramblers/photos_stream.
On the 3rd September 2016 the West Walton Jubilee Walk will be officially opened by Mr James Fisher; Chairman of the Kings Lynn’s District Ramblers Group.
Walkers who would like to take part in walking the whole or just part of the route should meet at West Walton Village Hall in Mill Road, West Walton, Post Code PE14 7EU from 9.00am onwards for a complimentary cup of tea or coffee.
At 9.45am walkers will then walk the short distance to St Mary’s Church; which is the focal point of the walk, where a brief “Opening Ceremony” will be held at 10.00am. Those who then wish to take part in enjoying a walk will then set off. The complete walk should take between two and a half and three hours at a steady pace and will finish at the Village Hall. Those who would prefer a shorter walk have the option to choose which part of the route to walk, again, finishing up at the Village Hall. A buffet lunch with tea and coffee will be available at the Village Hall for all of those who have enjoyed a walk.
The idea of a walk around the Village of West Walton was conceived following the very successful celebrations held in the village to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The intention was to establish a walk that would be suitably named i.e. the Jubilee Walk, to reflect the events of 2012 and to be a lasting legacy of those celebrations.
The walk is circular in nature, around the village of West Walton. The route follows Existing All User Routes, Public Rights of Way and passes over land that is under Private and Local Authority ownership. Where necessary, Permission to pass over the Private and Local Authority land has been agreed and the Committee are extremely grateful to those land owners who have assisted them to establish the walk. West Walton Parish Council has agreed to assume the stewardship of the walk for the future.
The route of the walk allows those living in the village and the wider community, the opportunity to enjoy the surrounding countryside around West Walton and to see some of the historical and interesting features that lie within and around the village.
The overall length of the walk is approximately 7.40 miles long, however the nature of the route allows those who enjoy a shorter walk, to join it at one of several points and complete a shorter circular route.
There is a Meetup page for this event with further information at:
For those who haven’t yet seen it, King’s Lynn Ramblers have an excellent web-site with photos and updates from past walks. Above is a photo from their web-site which was taken by John Hocknell at the group’s Bluebell and Garlic Walk at Reffley Wood.
The site can be found at:
Their web-site also has a list of the group’s walks and lots of background information. New members are always welcome!
King’s Lynn group were fortunate enough to see a tidal bore on the River Ouse during one of their recent walks.
A tidal bore is when water flows up the river against the general direction of the water. Although it meant a 30 minute wait to see the natural phenomenon the walkers felt it was worth waiting to see!
Further information about the walk is available on the King’s Lynn Ramblers web-site.
King’s Lynn is one of the ten groups which operate as part of Norfolk Area Ramblers. Any member of the Ramblers is more than welcome to walk with any Ramblers group in the country on one of tens of thousands of led walks which take place each year.