Free guided walks for ramblers who take the train

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Ramblers in Norfolk can take advantage of free guided walks when they take the train as the Bittern Line and Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnerships launch a series of guided walks from rail stations.

The Sunday walks, lead by experts on the area, are free to anyone arriving by train and have been scheduled to fit in with train times from Norwich.

Detailed in the newly published Bittern and Wherry Lines line guide, there is an interesting and picturesque guided walk from stations along the Norwich - Sheringham and Norwich – Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft lines taking place every month between 21 October 2012 and 16 June 2013.

The next walk, on Sunday 21 October, is the Reedham River Ramble from Berney Arms to Reedham along the River Yare, a five and a half mile walk led by Graham Jones. Those wishing to take part are advised to catch the 0936 train from Norwich and alight at Berney Arms station stop at 10.03.

The walks, via quiet country lanes, woodlands, broads, pretty villages and North Norfolk’s spectacular coast line, take place once a month (except December) until June 2013 and depart from stations such as Roughton Road, Buckenham, Lingwood, West Runton, Sheringham and Gunton and cover between five and eight miles each.

The Bittern Line and Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnerships have organised the walks to encourage greater patronage of the railway lines by local residents and visitors.

The Community Rail Partnerships have also produced a book of walks to follow from stations and these are available for £1.50 each from Community Rail Norfolk, c/o Broadland District Council, Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0DU. Please send a large, stamped C5 self addressed envelope and make cheques for £1.50 payable to Community Rail Norfolk.

For further details about the walks please pick up a copy of the Bittern and Wherry Lines line guide which is available at staffed stations.