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The 20th Flying Gate Weekend will take place in Swaffham, Norfolk between Friday 31st August and Sunday 2nd September 2018.


Headquarters;
The George Hotel, Station Street, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7LJ

Tel: 01760 721238  Fax: 01760 725333 E-Mail: george@hotelswaffham.com

B&B + 3 course evening meal £57.00 per person. Single room supplement of £15 (not applicable to the single rooms)
Rooms available; 11 doubles, 13 twins, 2 singles, 1 triple (1 double & 1 single), 1 family suite (1 double room and 1 twin room with shared bathroom)
Mention ‘The Flying Gate Weekend’ when booking to secure this rate.

Camping;
Breckland Meadows Touring Park, Lynn Road, Swaffham, Norfolk PE37 7PT
Telephone: 01760 721246 Email: info@brecklandmeadows.co.uk
Motorhomes/Caravans; £17.00 per night
Extras; Full Awnings £2.00 per night, Porch Awning- £1.00 per night
Tents (Includes Electric Hook up)
Small 1-Man Tent £8.00 per night
All Other Tents (Includes 2 people) £12.00 per night
Deposits of £20 required when booking or full fee if less 
Cheques payable to Breckland Meadows 
To make your booking, please ring 01760 721246 or email; info@brecklandmeadows.co.uk
Mention ‘The Flying Gate Weekend’ when booking and you’ll be put in a group with other ‘gaters’.

Rides are now finalised and meal stops booked. Friday will be a flattish run taking us to the fens.
We will visit Denver Windmill for lunch with an optional extension to the Great Ouse at Denver Sluice.
On Saturday we will have coffee at Castle Acre village hall which is next to the castle – one of the best examples of an unspoiled motte and bailey.
We will ride through Colkirk, the highest inhabited village in Norfolk, lunching at The Blue Boar, Great Ryburgh in the Wensum valley.
Afternoon tea will be in Beeston where we will visit the USAF WW2 memorial and see some associated artefacts not normally open to the public.
There has been a change to Sunday’s ride: We had hoped to visit The Green Britain Centre but sadly we find that it has recently closed.
Instead we have arranged a visit to the Church of St Mary, Houghton-on-the-Hill
where the most complete set of early Norman wall paintings to be found anywhere in England can be viewed before we return to Swaffham to make our farewells.
The mileage for the day will remain unaffected.
Norfolk is famous for its churches and ones with round towers in particular.
It is also well known as having had many airfields during WW2. We will pass by several examples of both of these.


Videos from previous weekends can be viewed on the Video Gallery page.
Photographs from previous weekends can be seen on the Photo Gallery pages.
In addition Flash, web master at hetchins
.org.uk has a splendid set of photos of the 2016 weekend
which can be seen at http://www.hetchins.org/fgwe16-01.htm
and the 2015 weekend which can be found at
http://www.hetchins.org/fgwe15-01.htm


Updated 216.06.2018

 


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