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Wednesday A Pingo Trail – near Great Hockham
October 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Our walk on 2nd October will start from the Hockham Picnic Site car parking area [GR TL938920]. Link to mapped position of car park: http://bit.ly/1wHqclV
Directions: Take the A11 to the roundabout approx. 2miles northeast of Thetford town centre. Turn left on the A1075, signed Wretham. Our car park is on the left-hand side, approximately 6 miles from the roundabout. After passing the speed de-restriction sign on leaving Wretham, in about 300 yards you will pass a sign warning of bends for ½ mile. Slow down further after this point – the Picnic Site is about 300 yards beyond the warning sign. There is a prominent sign at the entrance though it is blocked from view until the last few yards!
Route [6.5 miles am, 5.5 miles pm] : Initially tracks north through mixed woodland to follow part of the edge of the former Hockham Mere. Then follows a section of Peddars Way before it winds through a Nature Reserve via a series of Pingos [ice age relics]; lunch in Thompson, then more pingos and a disused railway line after lunch. Occasional mosquitos may still be encountered in October, though many of the pingos are drying out in the current climate.
Lunch at the Chequers Inn, Thompson. Good range of food. Please consume own sandwiches on the village green. Link to Chequers menu: http://bit.ly/2vHQREA
David’s mobile on the day: 07784 150063