Walking the border of Norfolk?

Q. Can anybody give me any advice on walking around the border of Norfolk in one go?

Carl Walters, Kings Lynn



A. Don't know how old this question is, but I am currently in the middle of walking around Norfolk. My route is similar to that above - starting at Great Yarmouth, Angles Way along the Waveney, Little Ouse and into Thetford; Little Ouse to Brandon Creek, down the Great Ouse to Littleport, green tracks and roads to Wisbech, then River Nene, Peter Scott Walk, through the villages to Snettisham and then round the coast back to Great Yarmouth. I expect it to be at least 280 miles. Currently have reached Upwell/Three Holes, which is 157 miles and has taken 7 days.

Margaret K, King's Lynn


A. It's a lot longer than 218 km - nearer 250-275 miles on the ground.

I've more or less done it - Weaver's Way from Yarmouth to Cromer, N Norfolk Coast Path (the best bit) to Hunstanton, down the Wash to Snettisham Scalp, then inland through Dersingham to Castle Howard and King's Lynn, along the Peter Scott Walk/Wash Coast Path to Sutton Bridge, down the Nene to Wisbech, back roads to Three Holes then more back roads over the Washes and main !*$%! road (couldn't find paths on the map) to Littleport, along the Great Oust, then Little Ouse to Lakenheath, Thetford and a road slog to Knettishall Heath and the Angles Way as far as Somerleyton - which leaves a day's walk to Yarmouth where I started.

All has been done as 15 full day and 3 half day trips from Norwich using public transport and the occasional taxi. Nothing very hard, though it has been a dry winter with little mud. And winter's definitely the time to do it, with low light on the coast paths and the geese and whooper swans sweeping in.

Happy to give fuller details of my route - am sure it can be improved upon between Three Holes an Littleport and between Thetford and Knettishall in particular.

Middleclasstramp, Norwich


A. I generated the perimeter of Norfolk and drew a track of the boundary using some digital mapping and this made it 218km long.

A part of it is The Angles Way, St Edmund Way, Hereward Way and Nene Valley Way.

Geoff Jones, Cambridge


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