Tud Valley Walk, 29 May 2017

Walk details flyer (pdf).

The 'walk' started in Dereham town centre at 10:30 prompt to catch the number 4 Konect bus to Mattishall. Some people made their own way to Mattishall, so the walk (proper) started with a briefing near the church.
Breiefing near Mattishall
Walk starts with a bus ride

We set out along a brick walled alleyway through the oldest part of Mattishall, and then threaded our way through the village using the public footpaths between houses and gardens. As we left the village the vista opened into a rich panorama with multiple shades of green, defined under a fluffy blanket of cloud:
Green panorama

The route was well defined, but single file in places following recent rain and subsequent rapid growth. As usual the path snaked its way around field boundaries and along ancient lanes: Following field boundaries

Dereham Walkers are Welcome guided walks seems to have gained a reputation for involving some form of refreshment stop. Usually it is at the end, but this walk was slightly different ... as we reached about half distance the tea/coffee and home made cakes came to us courtesy of a 'tuck' stop. With table cloths and china plates, it appeared as if we were in the most spacious coffee shop in the world.
Coffee and cake

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