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Wednesday A walk Santon Downham
July 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Start of walk: St Helen’s picnic site car park near Santon Downham, TL826874, nearest postcode IP27 0TT – see map
Directions: Take the A11 to the roundabout approx 2 miles west of Thetford town centre. Turn left on the B1107 towards Brandon. After approximately 2.5 miles turn right on the minor road towards Santon Downham. After a further mile, just beyond the church (rather hidden by trees!), fork right into the centre of Santon Downham. About 200m beyond the Forest Offices car park, cross the bridge over the Little Ouse. After ~100m, and before you reach the level crossing, turn right along a narrow metalled road and follow this for about 0.5 miles to the St Helen’s car park.
Car parking: As above.
Mileage: 12.5 (8.5 and 4.0)
Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch and all other refreshments for the day though refreshments (e.g. ice cream!) and toilet facilities will be accessible at the High Lodge Visitor Centre.
Leader’s name and mobile number: David’s mobile number is 07485 409179
General walk information: Dry and easy underfoot throughout as the route meanders in and around the Little Ouse valley and the central part of Thetford Forest. Some refreshing stretches of mixed woodland as well as a taste of the Warren terrain. We follow the route – Santon House – Blood Hill tumulus – Little Ouse Path -Thetford Warren – High Lodge Forest Centre – St Edmund Way – Santon Downham.
Please note these additional requirements:
In line with the requirements for group walks of more than six people, as approved by the Ramblers (the national body for walking), everyone coming on the walk must provide the leader with their contact details.
Please text the leader if you plan to come. Please remember to give your name as part of the text! Your details will be held for 21 days for Covid-19 ‘test and trace’ purposes, then deleted.
No one should come on the walk if they feel even slightly ill. Please make sure that you bring with you a face covering, hand sanitiser and any walking poles you need; no equipment or refreshments can be shared beyond households. In line with government guidance, members are asked to observe ‘social distancing’ on the walk.
More details related to taking part in and leading Club walks in a Covid-19 environment are posted on the CRC website, under ‘Members’. Please have another look at these before you come on the walk.