When: 10:00am on Wednesday 28th December
How long: 3.5 mile, approximately 2.5 hours
Suitability: Easy walk, children, pushchairs, wheelchairs and dogs on leads
Start: Car parking area on High Ash Farm, Caistor St Edmond, NR14 8QN
Finish: Car parking area on High Ash Farm, Caistor St Edmond, NR14 8QN
Getting there: By bus: Anglia Bus Service 87 goes from St Stevens St.(stand BQ) in Norwich at 9:16am, arriving at Caister St Edmunds Crossroads at 9:25am. From there, it is a walk of about 1km to the start point on High Ash Farm. Buses back go at 29 minutes and 59 minutes past each hour. By bike: Cyclists can get there by going along Stoke Road from Lakenham (its signposted to Caistor and Stoke Holy Cross from the Ring Road), then turn left just after the Caistor Roman Town car park and go up Chandler Road to the High Ash Farm car parking area beside the road at the top of the hill (at the first road junction). There are no cycle stands there, so it might be better for cyclists to leave their bikes in the Caistor Roman Town car park and walk the last bit up the hill to the walk starting point. There is car parking in a gravelled area beside the road on High Ash Farm with capacity for about ten vehicles.
Cost: FREE Booking required
Would you like to meet a real roman soldier? Come and meet one, and accompany him on his morning patrol. Along the way, he will tell you about what life was like as a soldier based at Venta Icenorum, (the site of Caistor Roman town) and what features could be seen in the town. An opportunity not to be missed! Participants will meet at the car park in High Ash Farm, from where they will walk down to Caistor Roman Town. They will meet a historical re-enactor in the role of a roman soldier and will accompany him on his morning patrol. This will take them on a loop along the Tas Valley and around the site of Venta Icenorum. During the patrol, the soldier will tell the participants what it is like to live in the town and about life in the roman army.
After sharing a hot drink with him, the participants leave the soldier behind and head on through High Ash Farm back to the car park.
Any other information: All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.