The 2017 ringing trip take place as usual on the early May Bank Holiday weekend which will be Friday 28th April until Monday 1st May. This year we will be based at Wood Farm Cottages which is on a working farm in the village of Edgefield, just south of Holt. It's a bit further into Norfolk than last year but there is less distance between towers this time. Accommodation has been booked for everyone who requested it and we have all eight of their units.

The trip will have its normal format again this year with free time on Sunday afternoon, and the pre booked Saturday lunch will be a conventional pub lunch at the King's Arms which is close to the church in Reepham.

The programme is as follows (the place names link to the Dove's Guide entry):-

Friday afternoon/evening - arrive at the self catering accommodation from 3:00pm onwards.

Saturday ringing will start at Saxthorpe, a light six just a couple of miles from Edgefield. The ringers there have offered to provide tea and coffee. Then it's on to Heydon. There is a tea room in the village.

Before lunch we will ring at Reepham. There are two churches and the ruins of another in the same churchyard. The one with the eight bells is St. Michael's and is now used as the church hall where more tea and coffee will be available.

Lunch will be at The King's Arms in the market place at Reepham. Please make your selection from the menu by 20th April at the latest, and preferably before 11th April. The menu is available on the right of the page.

The first tower of the afternoon will be Aylsham, followed by Northrepps.
After a tea break the last tower of the day will be the recently augmented to eight Cromer.

Sunday morning begins with ringing before the service at Wells before going on to ring at Holkham church which is on the Holkham Estate. There will be the opportunity to go on the tower roof here to enjoy the view if it's a nice day.

The afternoon is free of ringing until we ring at Holt.

On the Monday we need to vacate the accommodation by 10:00am, and the first ringing is at North Creake where there are now eight bells, and then on to Sculthorpe. The local ringers have offered to provide refreshments here too. After lunch (own arrangements) the last tower of the trip will be East Raynham.

The detailed itinerary and other information will appear in due course on the links on the right of the page.

The images at the top of the page of the churches we will be visiting are used with permission from Simon Knott's Norfolk Churches website. Click on the image to open the specific church page for church history and interesting things to see whilst we are not ringing.