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Holkham HallThe Eleventh Norfolk Family Walk, organised by Christine Forecast, Secretary of Astro Brain Tumour Fund, is being held at the Holkham Hall Estate, near Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, on Sunday 15th October 2017 from 10 am to 4pm.

This popular walk, which is in aid of brain tumour research and support, has a choice of distances – one, three, six or ten miles – to suit all ages and abilities. All are through the beautiful parkland, beside the lake and through the woods where deer can be seen grazing. The one mile walk is aimed at children and has activities along the way. This walk is suitable for prams and wheelchairs. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Wells next the SeaThe ten mile walk also takes in the quaint seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea where you can stop for a drink or even their famous fish and chips!

Once the registration fee of £5 has been paid (children free), walkers are then free to support the brain tumour charity or other cancer charity of their choice. There is also a car park fee of £3 which is redeemable at the café or shop.

There is a café at Holkham Hall where walkers can relax and recover from the walk. The non-walkers in your party will find there is also plenty to amuse them including the House (open for viewing on Sundays), museum, walled gardens, shop and a free woodland play area.

The Norfolk Family Walk has grown over the years and is one of Astro Brain Tumour Fund’s biggest fundraising events.   In 2016, a total of 1,650 miles were walked by over 400 adults and children, plus numerous four legged friends. It was an emotional but happy day enjoyed by all. Children took part in the nature trail and games along the one mile course, receiving a prize for their efforts. Some enjoyed a three mile stroll around the beautiful lake or a brisker six mile jaunt. The more serious walkers braved the ten miles with a stop for refreshments in Wells-next-the-Sea.

Holkham walkParticipants come back year after year to enjoy walking in the beautiful surroundings of this country estate which is situated on the lovely North Norfolk coast. Many come from different parts of the country and take the opportunity to have a weekend away and enjoy all that this unique area has to offer. To help you get started on your search for accommodation, try the links below:

For further information on the Walk, contact Christine on 01485 572767,, or just turn up on the day. Registration Forms and Sponsorship Forms can be downloaded here.

Why not open a Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving page – these are easy and convenient ways for your friends and family to sponsor you. To help you with ideas on how to raise sponsorship for your walk, click on this link.