Photo-journal: A walk around Castle Rising

After a quick hail storm in Hunstanton we decided to head towards Castle Rising for a walk. We planned to follow this walk from The AA site, and although the castle at Castle Rising isn't open yet the car park was, so we parked here.  Despite visiting Norfolk regularly for the past ten years or so, this is the closest we've got to the castle at Castle Rising yet!

We headed out of the village and this was our view

We turned right and headed back towards the A149

Having crossed the A149 we went over the stile

Past the ancient beech

And found the orange stream in point 3 of the walk notes. 

There was no way I was crossing this!  We looked to see if there was a more suitable place to cross, but couldn't find one so were pretty stumped.  We walked back to the public footpath and along for a few fields but couldn't see a clear way to rejoin the walk, so we headed back towards the A149. 

Our decision to turn back also took into consideration the weather; it had started to look and feel like rain. Reaching the main road we turned left up the hill back towards the Castle Rising turn off and our car.  

We'd walked for approximately an hour and a half and covered around 5.5 miles. We decided to head towards Sandringham and their tea rooms. This proved to be a good decision as part-way through my huge slice of chocolate cake it started to rain. A lot. It didn't matter though, we had cake...

I love it when cutting a walk short for cake is entirely justified!