Longer Strolls – Photo Archive

Walking Group holiday, October 2011.
In October, a small group of us had an interesting break on the Lincolnshire Wolds. Here a few pictures taken on the trip. (Click the arrow then full screen icon on the bottom RHS)

Christmas walk, 2010.
Due to icy conditions we were not able to do the planned walk around Waldringfield, but 21 of us braved the weather and were rewarded with an excellent meal at the Maybush.
In addition, we had first class service – made better still by the fact that we were the only customers on that day!
Thanks very much to Jenny for her excellent organisation.
Below are a few pictures in a gallery. To view full size, click any picture and scroll through using < >. To close, click the small x at the top right.

Walking Group Holiday September 2010.
Llamas, jinks, coasthoppers and a wryneck – where could the walking group holiday be? Sand dunes, wildfowl and wind – it could only be the North Norfolk Coast. We managed to walk about 40 miles over 5 days and have 2 days off.
A lovely walk through Holkham Park around the lake was our first excursion. Then, with the use of the Coast Hopper bus, a walk from Burnham-Overy-Staithe to Burnham Thorpe, where we had a drink at Nelson’s pub near his birthplace, which added 9 miles to our total.
Titchwell Marshes, Hunstanton Cliffs and Blakeney to Cley afforded views of the sea which changed colour by the hour from grey to brown to blue. The visitor centre at Cley had a beautiful exhibition of wildlife photographs as well as telescopes to view the migrating and resident birds on the marshes.
On the wettest day we used the bus and steam train to get to Sherringham and then Holt to visit art galleries and shops. An exhibition of Rolf Harris’ work was worth a stop. Our last day was spent in Norwich where we saw a matinee performance of The Rivals, by Sheridan, with Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles as lead actors – great fun.
Down the road from our lovely self catering cottage was a field with a Llama family sharing a field with a flock of Ronaldsay sheep. These were being guarded overnight by the owner, an ex-policeman, who slept in his caravan on the roadside. We helped him feed the Llamas with carrots one evening on our way home from a lovely meal at the hotel.
At Hunstanton there were many twitchers trying to catch sight of a rare visitor, the Wryneck.
Map reading and bus timetable de-coding were skills we all honed besides the strengthening of muscles and limbering up of tendons and joints. Plans are already being made for next year’s trip!
Andrea Burton (hint, for best view of pictures, select 720p and ‘full screen’ on the video)

Isle of Wight Walking Holiday March 2010. We did not expect our second walking holiday to be as good as the first one in the Malverns, but did it have to be quite so wet, muddy and misty?? Nevertheless, we had a good time and walked – be it briefly – on all three days we were there. The hotel was good and the company great and we feel sure a future visit will give us more opportunities to appreciate the island and its coastal path.(Tip: When viewing the pictures, if you’re prompted to download and install Microsoft Silverlight, go ahead, it’s safe)

View Isle of Wight, 2010

Our Xmas walk in December 2009 was around Shotley, along the shoreline and through the countryside. We started and finished at The Shipwreck Inn where we had an excellent celebratory meal. Here’s a video slide show about some of the sights we saw. (Tip, try it in HD and full screen for best results!).


Helmingham walk in November 2009 – plently of scenery and lots of wildlife. Here’s a video slide show, with music, about some of the sights we saw. (Tip, try it in HD and full screen for best results, and click the X to kill the adverts).

In September 2009, a group of ladies from the Longer Strolls group had a walking trip to the Malvern Hills. Read about their adventures and see some pictures by following the link below.


Watch how we got on during the Christmas walk, December 2008

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Lunch at The Chili Farm after a long walk around Wetheringsett, 18/07/08 (Click to enlarge)

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Watch our jungle trek around Thorndon, 15/08/08

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Muddy fun at Bacton, 07/11/08, followed by an excellent Meal at the Trowel & Hammer in Cotton

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