New Year's Day Walk 2023

Written by Brian Frith.

Starting around 9.30 a.m. on Sunday January 1st at the Village Hall, this is a walk for everyone: take your time - walk at your own pace - no rules - do as much or as little as you like!  It's just an opportunity to get some fresh air!

The suggested route below is all on roads, so it should not be too muddy - but please be careful to watch for traffic and wear something bright or 'high vis'.  

The suggested route is: left out of The Village Hall, Low Road, Spring Lane, High Road and Stickfer Lane (or take a short cut up Cheney's Lane!), into Valley Farm Road, right into Northfield Road, right along Long Stratton Road (watch the traffic!), left into Tabernacle Lane (stop off for mulled wine and mince pies at The Last Homely House); continue along Tabernacle Lane to Gilderswood Lane.  Then right into Overwood Lane and then left onto Aslacton Road (or take a short cut down Mill Road - watching for traffic).  Then, from the School, all the way along Low Road (watch the traffic!) back to the Village Hall for soup, rolls etc (and the bar!).  Still confused? Map for New Years Day walk.

.... or, if that's too long, make up your own route cutting out sections as you wish or using some of our many Public Footpaths! 

The key features are: be safe, try not to get lost, meet friends old and new, have a jolly good time and enjoy refreshment at 'The Last Homely House, Tabernacle Lane' and the Village Hall.

Mulled wine and mince pies at Last Homely House Forncett End (courtesy Su and Pete Leavesley) on the route and then home made soup, rolls, tea and coffee at the Village Hall from about 11.30 a.m. – all FREE, but donation buckets will be around - in aid of the Trussell Trust (providing Food Banks throughout Norfolk). The usual selection of drinks will be available to buy from the Village Hall Bar if you fancy something stronger.

... and if the walk doesn't appeal, just turn up at the Village Hall to say 'Happy New Year'!