March – A walk in the country with Dr Sarah Spooner

First, a big thank you to Dr Hannah Cutler for her talk on the archaeology of Ipswich on February 19th, and I hope the technical hitches at this end and the aftermath of storm Eunice didn’t cause people too many problems.

And so to March, and our first face to face meeting in two years, and we’re going for a walk. More precisely, we’ll be walking from Hempnall to Saxlingham Nethergate and back along a semi circular route starting on Pymar’s Lane.

Norfolk Tithe map,1836 – 1850, Pymar’s Lane and Hempnall

We’ll be accompanied by Dr Sarah Spooner of UEA Landscape History who will interpret the landscape for us as we walk through it. There are many interesting lumps and bumps along the way, not least of them the ruined church of St Mary, Saxlingham Thorpe.

(c) Simon Knott norfolkchurches.co.uk

The walk is all cross country, none of it on roads. The total distance is approximately 4 miles and the going is pretty much easy all the way. There’s one solid bridge and a couple of well made steps, one with a small stream with stepping stones. We anticipate the walk will last about two to two and a half hours.

We’ll be meeting at 2.00pm on Saturday March 12th. We’ll be limiting numbers to twenty, so if you’d like to join us please book yourselves a free place on our Eventbrite page. We’ll send out details about where to meet to all ticketholders just before the event.

See you there.

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