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October 2011.

41 Society members spent 6 nights at the very comfortable Caley Hall Hotel in Old Hunstanton.

A holiday in Hunstanton, Norfolk

41 Society members spent 6 nights at the very comfortable Caley Hall Hotel in Old Hunstanton.

Having our own coach meant that not only were we able to do mainly linear walks but also non walkers were able to go to such places as Sandringham, Holkham Hall and the RSPB Reserve at Titchwell Marsh whilst the walkers walked! A long walk of about 10 miles and a short walk of about 5 miles were offered each day.

Three walking days were mainly spent on the coastal path with the other two walking days being spent inland near Castle Rising and Castle Acre. In general the weather was good. The villages with their stone churches, thatched roofs and carved village signs were interesting and pretty, the sea marshes were extensive with plenty of bird life, abandoned boats and ‘big skies', and the occasional East Anglian inclines, which replace the proper hills of elsewhere in the UK, caused few complaints!

In all, the long walkers walked a total of some 57 miles. The travelling days included a fascinating visit to the West Stow Anglo-Saxon village and to Ely where the annual Apple Fair was in full swing on the Cathedral green.

Photo stop at Thornham (Monday)

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Morning coffee at West Lexham (Wednesday)

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Just after lunch at Castle Acre (Wednesday)

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Sea Marshes – Pleased we are walking and not rowing! (Thursday)

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Near Wells towards the end of the day (Friday)

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