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Probus Away Walk 21st – 23rd Sept. 2021


On Tuesday 21st September four Wyvern Probus members, Charles Stewart, Mike Stephens, Patrick Holligan and Richard Ward travelled to the White Horse Inn in Overstrand, Norfolk for the three-day Away Walk.

On the journey to Norfolk, we stopped for a very welcome breakfast at Worzells Garden Centre near Wisbech. Our Secretary, Patrick ordered a milk shake to accompany his breakfast. He got more than he bargained for! (See photo)

On arriving at the Inn, we slaked our thirst’s before setting out on our first walk. This took us down onto the beach to walk to Cromer. The afternoon was warm and sunny and on reaching Cromer we explored the Pier before eating an ice cream near the Henry Bloggs Museum. The return to Overstand included a steady climb through Happy Valley, passing the lighthouse, still operational, and back along the road to the start point in Overstrand.

The evening was spent enjoying a very pleasant meal with a little liquid accompaniment.

On a warm and sunny Wednesday morning we made use of our bus passes to travel to Cromer to the start point for our days walking. We trekked over undulating countryside with some lovely views before arriving at Felbrigg Hall. Here we had a break, took some refreshment before continuing our walk via Alymerton, East Runton and back to the Cromer bus station. We refreshed ourselves with an ice cream before catching the bus back to Overstrand. That evening we had a very enjoyable meal and relaxing accompanied by some fine wine.

Having booked out on Thursday morning we drove to Salthouse for our last walk. This, like the previous two was a circular walk , climbing up to Salthouse Heath via Pinfold Hill, across the heath and down to the Walsey Hills then back to Salthouse. On the way we had stopped to visit the magnificent Salthouse Church which was hosting an art pottery exhibition. We took our lunch at the very busy Dun Cow pub where our esteemed driver fortified himself for the homeward journey with a half dozen  oysters! (see photo)

All in All, a very enjoyable three days in exceptionally fine late September weather.

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