UEA Retirement Association

The UEA Retirement Association offers a wide range of events and outings, from walks across the Lake District to theatre outings.

We also run a series of talks delivered by experts on various subjects; from the history of advertising to ancient trees, there's something to suit all interests. 

Please see below details of walks, talks, and outings.

Outings and Holidays


Holidays in 2021

Abingworth Discovery Tour - This holiday from 20 to 24 July is going ahead.   There are a couple of rooms still available.  Holiday highlights include exploring Roman Chichester, visiting Arundel Castle and garden, and a walk along the River Arun along a new promenade to the sea.  If you would like to join the group, please contact me ( or 01603 456465) as soon as possible.  The price is £499 pp for full board.            

John Johnson

Our Traditional Walking Holiday will be at Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales. We have booked 4 nights from Monday 11 to Friday 15 October 2021.  This holiday was postponed from 2020 and is now confirmed.  The deposits paid in December 2019 have been transferred to the new dates.  More details later on.  Balances will be due in August.  

Currently, HF organise walks from the house, avoiding the use of buses.  We will be arranging a coach from Norwich for those opting for it.  Anyone who has not booked already and would like to join this holiday, which costs £420 full board, please contact Keith Woods on         

Keith Woods

Holidays in 2022

10-14 October, 2022:  Traditional Guided Walking at Lulworth Cove, Dorset.
With so many holidays postponed we currently have to plan for next year.  We will book another Traditional Walking Holiday from Monday 10 to Friday 14 October 2022 at Lulworth Cove on the Dorset Coast.  Anyone who would like to go is welcome to email, so they will be first in the queue.  No deposit required, yet!     

Keith Woods

13-17 June, 2022: Gentle Walking Holiday at Brecon, S Wales

This holiday is with HF and there are currently 14 of us booked. There may well be more rooms available, so please let me know (; telephone 01508 495187) as soon as possible if you are interested in joining us. The price is £535 pp full board, with deposit of £75 payable.  All rooms are en-suite.  

Coach transport will be arranged from and back to Norwich.      

During our stay we will be exploring the Usk Valley, with some canal walking, the Nedd Valley with its waterfalls and Hay-on-Wye with its bookshops. Each day offers 3 walks from 4 or 5 miles (easier) to 7-9 miles (hardest) and transport is provided. The walks are fully guided. Nythfa House, where we stay, has an indoor swimming pool. For further details see                                                                       

Chris Harvey



Forthcoming Talks

Tuesday, 28 September:   The first talk of the year will be at the Costessey Centre  on “What is so special about Humphry Repton?” by Professor Tom Williamson.

The talk will be preceded by the postponed AGM starting at 2 pm.  More details later.

Tuesday, 26 October:      “Deltiology”  by Gerald Brown



Walking Group 

Whitlingham Broad walk – 20 April

Due to the Covid “Rule of Six” regulations the 18 members who joined this walk on a fine and sunny Spring day were split into three groups. 
Alan Coddington led one group on the shorter version of about 2.5 miles. Starting in Trowse village the group crossed into the meadow opposite St Andrew’s church before entering Whitlingham County Park near the boathouses. After skirting the Little Broad and pausing to watch swans, ducks and other water birds - and a break for coffee and cake at the Visitor Centre - the group returned to Trowse village via a path and quiet road past Whitlingham Hall. 
The group led by John Johnson also started from Trowse village and Whitlingham Lane on a walk of about 4.5 miles. After passing the Little Broad the group followed the path between the river Yare and Great Broad towards Thorpe Bridge, before continuing around the upper end of the Great Broad to the Visitor Centre. The group then followed the route taken by the shorter group back to Trowse village.

The third walk, also of about 4.5 miles, was led by Alan Jones. It started at the Crown Point Tavern in Trowse and walked through Trowse Wood to Whitlingham Hall. Leaving the road, the group followed a footpath to enter the Country Park near the Visitor Centre. The route round the Great Broad began with a pleasant section across fields and through woods before joining the main path between the Broads and the River Yare. The final section of the walk from Whitlingham Lane back to our starting point involved a climb through Trowse Wood. Thanks to all the organisers of all three walks.                    

Alan Jones

Thursday, 27 May 2021: Cromer to Overstrand     

Leader:  Chris Moore  Tel: 01603 864378  Mobile: 07787 853542    Email:

Deadline for receipt of emails/calls/texts: Saturday 22nd of May 2021

This is a circular walk of 5 miles. We will meet at 10:30 at the door of Cromer Church in the centre of the town. Parking is available at the main car park by the Information Centre (please allow for 3 hours) or free parking on Cliff Drive NR27 0AW or Overstrand Road NR27 0AJ, providing there are spaces available.  You will then just need to walk to the meeting point (about 5 minutes).

We will head towards Overstrand along the prom and then go through woodland, over a playing field, through Warren Woods and out onto the road until we head towards Happy Valley.  This then leads us through to Overstrand opposite the Church.  We can take a little time here if anyone wishes to look around the church.  After about another 15 minutes we will arrive at the Cliff Top Cafe, Overstrand.  If everyone is in agreement we will stop here for tea/coffee.
The return journey is along the cliff top back to Cromer.   Views are amazing!

There are various options for lunch in Cromer depending on individual choices.  I will not be making a group booking.

The following walks are planned for June and July.  Details, including lunch arrangements, which will need to be subject to review in the light of any continuing Covid 19 restrictions, will be advised by the walk leaders to members who sign up for the walks.
Full details of the August and September walks will be in the next Renaissance.

Tuesday 22 June 2021: Horsey Estate

Leader: Trevor Smith Tel: 07493252794 Email:

Deadline for receipt of emails or phone calls:    Monday 14 June 2021.

This is a 4.5-mile walk around the Horsey estate possibly starting either at the Nelson Head pub car park (NR29 4AD) or the National Trust car park at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. 

Thursday 29 July 2021: Dilham and Honing Lock   

Leaders: Steve and Joan Mosley    Tel: 01603 437176    Mobile: 07887399106     Email:

Deadline for receipt of emails or phone calls:    Wednesday 21 July 2021

This is a 5.25-mile walk from Dilham up to Honing Common, along the Weaver’s Way to Honing Lock and back along the North Walsham and Dilham canal.  Starting point probably Cross Keys pub at Dilham, North Walsham NR28 9PS at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. 

Tuesday, 10 August 2021: Kelling Heath & the Coast    Leader: Janice Darch       

Tuesday, 14 September 2021: Thurton & Claxton    Leaders: Lesley & Derek MacLeod