Whistles and railways in the Bure Valley
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This is an 11 mile LINEAR walk from Aylsham to Hoveton / Wroxham down the beautiful Bure Valley.
We start at Aylsham railway station at 10:15 AM. The route roughly follows the 15 inch miniature gauge railway as it winds its way down the valley to Wroxham and Hoveton at the edge of the Norfolk Broads National Park. The path is adjacent to the railway in parts, runs alongside the river in others, and traverses some of the pretty Norfolk villages en route.
We may have time for a pub stop along the way depending on progress, but we will need to catch the 16:15 return train from Wroxham to Aylsham on the Bure Valley steam railway (the cost of a single ticket is £12): Bure Valley Railway | Aylsham Norfolk (bvrw.co.uk). The train returns to Aylsham for 5pm.
Don't waste that space!
Summer walks mean lots of new and existing members excited to be getting out more. Please only book if you know you can make it. If your plans change please free up the space for someone else.
Is it dog friendly?
Dogs are welcome but please note and abide by the Countryside Code (https://tinyurl.com/rlqvp3h). Dogs are allowed on the train at a cost of £3.50. Please also remember not everyone loves dogs as much as you do so please be mindful of other members.
Please feel free to join this as your first OutdoorLads event. If you have any questions then feel free to message me, or go to the "My First Event" section under "About Us".
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.