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Central and Thames Sea Side Trip 21st August
21st August 2022
When : 21st August 2022 can be two days if members wish
Meet: Fatty Arbuckles Downham Market for Breakfast. at 10am or sooner (for those living over 40miles from Downham Mkt might be good idea to find overnight stay nearby).
Stone Cross, A10
Then onto Flixton via a quaint village in North Suffolk and home of the Norfolk and Suffolk Museum which we hope to visit : https://www.aviationmuseum.net/index.html Note from Arbuckles to Frixton is about 1 hour but its through idyllic countryside. Local pubs available for refreshments but we will stop if needs to stretch legs. Early Directions to Flixton via A134, take the A1066 to Thetford which leads to the A143, then take the B1062 into Flixton. Peter Collinson will advise Sat Code on the day.
After Flixton visit we depart for:
Burgh Castle use Sat Nav Postcode : NR31 9QB – we drive to Burgh Castle nr Gt Yarmouth its a 33minutes drive.
Latitude : 52.583995 Longtitude : 1.65503
Burgh Castle is an English Heritage site (https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/burgh-castle/directions/) and has a museum on site. Burgh Castle was 3rd Century Roman Cavalry Fort with impressive still standing fortifications although the south facing wall has collapsed into the Marshes. The site overlooks the Berney Marshes and the Rivers Waveney and Yare, even a philistine like me acknowledges its an atmospheric site, with the Marshes and cries of the Sea Fowl. If needs be we can park in Butts Lane less than 600m from the fort. file:///C:/Users/bmwto/Downloads/Burgh%20Castle%20Access%20Tested%20Walk%20(1).pdf. – Very Good idea to study this PDF file as there are 12 pages easy to read and frankly interesting info’. Its well written with almost a ‘comic book’ presentation. In the village itself is The Fishermans Inn Burgh Castle, which might be worth a visit and perhaps a meal to end the day? Or just drive down into Great Yarmouth and find a decent Fish Restaurant?
https://www.thefishermansinn.co.uk/ pictures here.