Norfolk Walking Festival: Discover the Norfolk Coast AONB - Ringstead Downs...

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Ringstead Downs car park

Sedgeford Road

Ringstead

PE36 5JZ

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Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival 2019

An opportunity to discover the lesser known parts of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Join amateur historian Mike Wade on an 8 mile circular walk starting at Ringstead common with tales of smugglers and murder. The walk takes in the Ringstead Downs nature reserve, the largest area of unimproved chalk grassland in Norfolk. This followed by an opportunity to walk through the private grounds of Old Hunstanton Hall. The permission to access the grounds is only given on Thursdays and dates back to medieval times when locals were allowed access on this day to gather firewood. We will see the source of the River Hun and pick up the river again in Old Hunstanton, returning to Ringstead via the Peddars Way with an optional stop off at the Gin Trap at Ringstead.

Additional comments: This walk will run with a minimum of 10 walkers.


Start Location: 10am @ Ringstead Downs car park, Sedgeford Road, Ringstead, PE36 5JZ

(Located just south of Ringstead on the Sedgeford Road. Look for a track to the nature reserve on the right.)

Finish Location: 13:30 @ Either The Gin Trap or at the Ringstead Downs car park.

Family and child friendly: No

Dogs (on short lead) welcome: Yes

Distance of walk: 8 miles

Suitability: Moderate level – a moderate level of fitness is required i.e. mid-distance walks (4-8 miles) or rides (5-12 miles) over sometimes uneven terrain with no major gradients.

Getting there: Several bus stops in the village of Ringstead, the best would be in the High Street for access to Ringstead Downs. Regular bus services from Hunstanton.

Refreshments: Local services available for refreshments at the start or end of event (in Ringstead)

Toilet facilities: Available at the end of walk (The Gin Trap, Ringstead)


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Ringstead Downs car park

Sedgeford Road

Ringstead

PE36 5JZ

United Kingdom

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