After encountering sheet ice on the way to the meeting point at PC an H & S Executive meeting was hastily convened to decide on the safest route for today’s run lead by Andrew. We decided to leave it in Andrew’s very capable hands especially as he has such good knowledge of this part of North Norfolk.
The four of us set off on the A148 towards Bodham and High Kelling interrupted only by roadworks which had the bonus of slowing the traffic down on this busy, but ice free, road. Our route then took in Kelling, Salthouse, Cley, Wiveton, Langham, Cockthorpe, Binham, Warham, Stiffkey, Morston and Langham where we discovered that the Blue Bell was not serving food until Friday 25th. Note to self remember that this is the time of year when publicans and proprietors have holidays and carry out maintenance!!
After only a couple of extra miles we arrived at The Kings Arms at Blakeney and enjoyed a welcome break, some warmth and nourishment, before we left, in the rain, via the quayside for Wiveton. Andrew, still suffering the after effects of a chest infection, made his own way home and the 3 of us climbed the climb to High Kelling and then took the customary short breather after crossing the Holt Road. By now the morning’s ice had all but gone and thankfully the rain had stopped. We had an incident free trek further inland to Geoff’s Corner at which point Malcolm headed off to Gresham and home via Hanworth, the A140 and Banningham while the remaining happy couple returned to PC.
In the end today’s run was not as treacherous as was first feared and many thanks to Andrew for leading us safely round.
Alan, Andrew, Kevin, Malcolm
40 miles PC to PC (63 miles max)