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Wednesday A walk -A Pingo Trail – Great Hockham
September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Start of walk and car parking: Our walk will start from the Hockham Picnic Site car parking area [GR TL938920] https://goo.gl/maps/eMmzPmuHUjUkjFcK6
Directions: : Take the A11 to the roundabout approx. 2 miles 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 this point.
Mileage: 11.8 miles (6.5 + 5.3)
Lunch: Lunch will be at the Chequers Inn, Thompson. Good range of food. Please consume own sandwiches on the village green. Latest Chequers menu (abridged).
Leader’s name and contact number: David’s mobile number is 07485 409179
General information about the walk: Generally easy-going underfoot. Initially tracks north through mixed woodland, connecting with a section of the pingo trail. Then follows a section of Peddars Way before winding 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 September, though many of the pingos are drying out.
Additional information: Please text the leader if you want to come on this walk. Please give your name as part of the text.
Car sharing is always encouraged.