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Ramblers Association Walks

Norfolk Ramblers Association Walks 
Walks in the Norwich and the surrounding area most Wednesdays and Sundays

Try out Norfolk Ramblers Association Walks for free -  Non-members are welcome to participate and are invited to join the Association after sampling some of the variety of walks on offer.  


Village Fete

Horning Village Fete 10-3 Sat 2 August 2014

The Horning Village Summer Fete will be held on Saturday 2nd August 2014, commencing at 10.00am. In addition to our traditional stalls offering home baked cakes and savouries, preserves, bric a brac, jewellery, toys, and books, we will also host a dog show, family games, a fancy dress competition and grand draw, there will be a number of surprise new attractions for both adults and children to enjoy.

The day will end with a barbeque on the Village Green from 6-9.30pm, open to all with a pay as you eat menu.

Horning has hosted a village fete for over 70 years and all the proceeds are ploughed back into the community. Please help us keep the tradition alive and come along on 2nd August.

More info

Horning Village Fete

The Library

Libraries are great, aren't they?!

The library in the Forum

Your local library has something for everyone and it’s free to join.  The mission statement of Norfolk Library & Information Service is to support reading & learning for everyone.

When you join the library, you can use any Norfolk Library to

  • Borrow up to 15 books for free, for up to 3 weeks at a time and return them to any library in Norfolk (see the What you can borrow for more details)
  • Borrow the latest CDs, Playstation games, DVDs and videos at affordable rates and return them to any library as well
  • Download ebooks from the Norfolk Digital Library – up to 6 at a time, for a maximum of 3 weeks
  • Bring your children to storytimes
  • Use our PCs – office software, email and the internet are all free
  • Access study material
  • Research local history
  • Access business information
  • Request and renew books online

And there's normally loads on at the Forum as well while you're there.

New library charges from 1 June 2014

Wymondham Festival

Wymondham Festival has some free music and events including...

Sun 29 June - 11:50 Guided Town Walk.  A walk led by Blue Badge Guide Judy Hawkins. Find out more about our historic town. Meet in the Abbey churchyard at 11:50. More info from John Wood 01953 602051.

Sat 28 June Brother Pit - Acoustic Americana from the East. Seven voices, three guitars, one mandolin, one banjo and an accordion.

Sat 5 July Klezmerized! The band’s repertoire pays homage to Klezmer, traditional Eastern European Jewish music. The result is fun, lively danceable music with Middle Eastern, Gypsy and Balkan influences along with slower, soulful tunes and songs full of pathos and yearning.

Sat 12 July Wymondham Old Timers with Bays River Jazz - Come and see the beautifully restored vehicles of Wymondham Old Timers, with music provided by the well know local group Bays River Jazz - John Temple sax/clarinet, Peter Pease guitar/banjo/vocals and Ian Hireson bass.


Wymondham is generally a very lovely town with a lovely abbey (sometimes they have tower open days where you can find out about the bell ringers).
Free online tour guide of Wymondham

And while you're there, why not stop off at the big waitrose for a free coffee

Bluebell Woods

It's a little drive out from Norwich, but Blickling Estate Great Woods near Aylsham have a lovely bluebell woods.  Free to park (at the woods, not the house car park which is National Trust and £2.50) - you can do a 5mile walk around the whole estate which is nice (PDF of the 5 Mile walk)

National Trust Website

Take a walk

Whitlingham Country Park
Whitlingham Country Park is only a couple of miles outside of Norwich and is the ‘Gateway to The Broads’. If you walk or take public transport entry is free if you take the car then there is a small charge of £4 to park for the day. At the park you can walk for miles, take nature trail walks and cycle trails through woods and meadows on the edge of the River Yare. 
The Plantation Garden is a grade II English Heritage registered garden established 143 years ago in an abandoned chalk quarry some 600 yards from the city centre. It comprises nearly 3 acres and includes; a huge gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, Italianate terrace, 'Medieval' terrace wall, woodland walkways, a 10 metre long Victorian-style greenhouse and rustic bridge. 


Free Family Fun Day at Pigney's Wood

Family Fun Day - Admission Free! 

Sunday 13th October, 10am – 3pm 

Birds of Prey - Storyteller – Bird Box Making - Pond Dipping 
Music - Tree trail – Fungi spotting - and much more! 
Refreshments (and toilets!) available 

Pigneys Wood, NR28 0SB, near Knapton (follow signs) 

FREE Minibus transport to + from North Walsham Library car park and 
Mundesley Road car park 10am – 12.15pm & 1pm – 3.30pm, every 15 mins.

All enquiries to Mark: 07843 069 567 / m.webster@tcv.org.uk


Viewpoint View

Cley Marshes Photogtaphy exhibition Mon 16 – Sat 28 Sep

Mon 16 – Sat 28 Sep
From the vision of the founder of the first Wildlife Trust, Sidney Long, to the future vision for Cley and Salthouse as a Living Landscape, discover what makes this part of Norfolk so special for those who visit and work there.
Fusion 10am-5pm
Please note:
On Thu 19 Sep, Fusion Gallery will not open until 2.30pm. 
Apologies for any inconvenience.
Image credits:
Centre: Cley Marshes by Richard Osbourne
Small Images: Avocet by Steve Bond
Cley Marshes: A Wild Vision

Heritage Open Days

From 12-15 September 2013, thousands of volunteers invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture. There are 138 events going on in Norwich over the three days,  I will post some of the events individually, but here is the website where you can search via place date and interests.


Medieval text graffiti

Medieval text graffiti discovered by volunteers at the St Benet's project graffiti training session at Ludham church, Norfolk (Heritage Open Days 2012)

Take a circular walk on the Wherryman's Way

The Wherryman's Way is a 35-mile footpath from Norwich to Great Yarmouth, with ten circular village walks en-route.  The 2 mile circular walk from Surlingham (park by the church) goes through a Marsh nature reserve, Church ruin, and past a nice pub.  



Norfolk Broads map