Ian’s assorted ‘bubble’ walks – June-November 2020

Text and pictures contributed by Ian R.

This week’s walk marked the six-month anniversary of the formation of our bubble group, and it is the 27th walk I have led in this time. In the past six months we have found some new places and returned to some favourites from before lockdown. I have managed to plan a different walk each week and we have managed to survive the weather.

Hareshaw Linn Waterfall, Northumberland trip

Our walks have included the Waveney Valley, Burgh Castle, Wrabness, Gislingham, and many more lovely places.

Helmingham deer park.

We even managed to fit in a week away in Northumberland with some lovely walking. One of the highlights was walking the Pilgrims route across the sands at low tide to Lindisfarne Island.

This week’s walk was a 14-mile hike for the Nun’s Bridges in Thetford along the Little River Ouse to Thetford Forest Park. The return route was through the forest and back on the opposite bank of the river. The weather was good and although cold the frost and mist made for a very picturesque walk.

I am sorry I have been unable to include more people in the bubble but we felt it was safer not to mix too many people to reduce the risk. On the plus side the small group of us have become very close and it almost feels like I have an extended family in what has been a difficult time for many of us. I hope to see some more of you soon.