The Norfolk COP26 Relay – Day 4 leaves St. Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich on Tuesday 24th gathering at 9.30 a.m. for a 9.45 a.m. briefing and a 10 a.m. prompt start. You could join them or send prayers and letters to your MP and the Prime Minister with them.
Today’s route leads pilgrims from the heart of the city, through suburbs and, sometimes edgy, housing estates, 12 miles to the village that the 18th Century diarist, Parson Woodforde, called home. Those who will be overnighting might be wondering what’s for tea?
“We had for dinner, the first Course, some Fish, Pike, a fine large piece of boiled Beef, Peas Soup, stewed Mutton, Goose Giblets, stewed, etc. Second Course, a brace of Partridges, a Turkey rosted, baked Pudding, Lobster, scalloped Oysters, and Tartlets. The desert black and white Grapes, Walnuts and small Nutts, Almonds and Raisins, Damson Cheese and Golden Pippins. Madeira, Lisbon, and Port Wines to drink. . . .”The Rev’d James Woodforde – The Diaries of a Country Parson
The route follows the course of the River Wensum, criss-crossing the whole river SSSI four times; before a footbridge leads walkers across the gently flowing stream, to climb Royal Hill and take the quiet road that leads to Weston Longville. In the woods up ahead are the biggest tree roost of Barbastelle Bats in Europe. Who could possibly want to drive a four lane highway through this precious environment? Find the answers at Stop the Western Link.