Friday, November 10, 2006

Revisiting Childhood

  • Walked: 10th November 2006
  • Distance: 2.5m
  • Terrain: flat
  • Summary: Park at honing, walk across common land and Weavers Way, then by road back to the start.
  • Time: 1 hr
  • Note to self: walk the Weavers Way again.

I remember walking the Weavers Way as a child. This short walk during a stay with the folks briefly revisits the disused railway.

This is the area where my Dad grew up. Here he is with his dog:

The path takes in a bit of the Weavers Way. On this walk, we leave the path here but it continues to Stalham and Hickling Broad.

This beautiful piece of water is known locally as a 'scrape'. It was created by digging some ground out of a boggy area, in order to provide a duck hunting area.

The route above was generated using Meander.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Map image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.


Robyn said...

Why do I love these posts so much? I can't take these walks, after all? I think it's the view into another world so far away from my own. I appreciate the photos that put "a face" on it all.

dive said...

Lovely to see your Dad again (Hi, Vic), and who's that hiding in the bullrushes at the duck scrape?

peahen said...

Robyn - maybe you can't do these exact walks right now, but if this inspires you to get hold of a map of your area showing public rights of way and do something similar, then I'll be really pleased. I'm not alone in getting blue at this time of the year (our hours of daylight go to a minimum) and this is one of the activities that I find really uplifting. The sense of solitude, the physical activity, the fresh air and daylight (usually) all make for a blues-busting experience.

Dive - yes, it's my Mum, as well you know, probably chasing a wayward dog (I don't mean me).

Sassy Sundry said...

I love these posts too. It makes me want to find someplace interesting to walk around here.

I just might do that.

Robyn said...

There is a reserve about 45 minutes from home--my daughter and I drove up over the summer and did a little walking. We went to a waterfall and then followed a trail that was about an hour long--didn't see another soul. It was great. We would have explored a longer trail, but I'm out of shape and lazy.