NNAS walking group at the Arminghall Henge

Excursions and tours

The Society organises a number of Summer Excursions to sites of interest within the region. Our current programme is listed below, along with information about other outings and excursions run or supported by us.

Day excursions 2017

Our 2017 Summer Excursion programme is listed below. Please keep checking this page if you are interested in a particular excursion, because any further news regarding arrangements and booking status will be posted here as soon as it is available.

Saturday 29 July
A walk through historic riverside streets to include important archaeological sites from the 1960s – Lynn’s medieval history ‘underground’. Also visits to the Minster and St Nicholas Chapel as well as the German Hanse House built c.1480. Meet at 11am outside the Town Hall on Saturday Market Place. Lunch will be between 1–2pm (there are several restaurants/cafes to try) and the tour will finish about 3pm. Tea at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum for those wishing to extend the tour.

Saturday 29 July
Maud is the last of the clinker-built trading wherries to sail on the Norfolk Broads and rivers. She started her working life in 1899 as one of a small fleet of private trading wherries, ending her days as a dredging cargo boat. She was rescued in 1981 by Vincent and Linda Pargeter, who spent 18 years on her restoration, finally recomissioning her in 1999 on Wroxham Broad. £15 (includes membership to the Maud Wherry Trust). Contact Alistair Graham Kerr (psgeditor37@gmail.com) for more details.

Four-day excursion

Friday 29 September-Monday 2 October
The Society has never yet made a trip by air and we feel the time has come to take on this new form of transport and visit Scotland before it achieves independence and becomes a foreign country!

Our ex-County Archaeologist, Brian Ayers, who has taken us on so many great holidays in the past, has offered to lead an excursion in which we will fly from Norwich to Aberdeen, on Friday 29th September, be transported by coach to a hotel in Inverness for three nights and return to Aberdeen and then Norwich on Monday October 2nd.

We will have to leave Norwich very early – at 06.45 in the morning, arriving Aberdeen at 08.05 and Brian has suggested the following provisional programme:
Day 1: Huntly Castle, Elgin, Spynie Palace, Sueno’s Stone
Day 2: Tain, Portmahomack and the Cromarty Firth (possibly including Groom House on the Black Isle for Pictish stone collection)
Day 3: Loch Ness including Urquhart castle, Culloden (very good visitor centre and welldisplayed small battlefield) and Fort George
Day 4: Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle and possibly Loanhead Stone Circle (departing Aberdeen 16.10 and arriving Norwich 17.30)
The cost of the trip is £490 per person with a single supplement of £126 per person, You can see there is a considerable advantage in sharing rooms!

If you wish to join the party please send a deposit cheque of £100 per person to Roger Bellinger at 9 Aspen Way, Norwich NR4 6UA with your full names, address, phone number and e-mail address. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Other events

Heritage Open DaysAnnually, the Society offers guided tours for the public at historical sites to coincide with Heritage Open Day (September: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk). We will publish more information about these events nearer the time.