There have been three good walks to start this year’s programme and we have been fortunate to enjoy lovely sunny weather every time. In March the walk started from Hempnall Rectory and lead towards Saxlingham taking in Redwings Horse Sanctuary and a ruined church. There was a choice of a long walk of about two hours and a shorter one which took about an hour and a half.
The second walk, in April, started from Hardwick Church. We followed footpaths, bridleways and small country roads through farmland towards Alburgh and the old airfield. We stopped at a cross, erected to commemorate the tragic loss of life in the war when a Lancaster bomber crashed on take-off in fog. We then returned through the meadows behind Shelton Hall.
The walk in May began at Fritton Church and visited two more, those of Morningthorpe and Shelton. It used good footpaths across farmland with views of lovely open countryside. The commons of Fritton and Morningthorpe and Shelton Spot were a special feature with their wild flowers and sense of space.
All the walks were well supported and as always the highpoint of each was the welcome hospitality at the end providing opportunity to sit down together with cups of tea and delicious cakes.