Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea

Delightful waterside walk


Route outline for walk nf145:

Winterton-on-Sea  -  Winterton Dunes National Nature Reserve  -  South Wood  -  Bramble Hill  -  Crinkle Hill  -  Horsey  -  Horsey Mill  -  Hundred Stream  -  Martham Broad National Nature Reserve  -  Martham Broad  -  West Somerton Mill  -  West Somerton  -  East Somerton  -  Winterton-on-Sea



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The ruined St Mary Church in East Somerton was built in the 15th century & survived the Reformation but fell into disuse when the parish was swallowed by neighbouring Winterton. However, some say that a witch with a wooden leg was buried alive in St Mary's & a large oak tree grew fromher leg & destroyed the church. Today the tree can be found growing in themiddle of the original nave.

In the graveyard of St Mary Church in West Somerton is the last resting place of the Norfolk Giant, Robert Hales. He was 7ft 6 inches (2.286m) tall & weighed 30 stone (420lbs, 190.5kg). He died aged 50 yrs in 1856.

Built in 1912 & restored in 2019, Horsey Mill Windpump is the largest windpump to be found in the Norfolk Broads. Make sure you climb the 61 steps to the top for one of the most spectacular views in the area.

Winterton Dunes is a 1,060 acre SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) & a National Nature Reserve It has extensive dunes together with areas of grazing marsh & birch woodland. The beach is open to the public.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL40
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 134
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea

In no particular order . . .

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Boats moored on Horsey New Cut near Horsey MillWindpump

Boats moored on Horsey New Cut near Horsey MillWindpump

Photo: Terry Howard (172)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Winterton Dunes National Nature Reserve

Winterton Dunes National Nature Reserve

Photo: Dave Campbell (4)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - St Mary Church, West Somerton

St Mary Church, West Somerton

Photo: Terry Howard (180)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Duckboards near Horsey Drainage Mill

Duckboards near Horsey Drainage Mill

Photo: Dave Campbell (10)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Horsey Church

Horsey Church

Photo: Dave Campbell (12)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Sign near Winterton-on-Sea

Sign near Winterton-on-Sea

Photo: Terry Howard (188)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - West Somerton

West Somerton

Photo: Terry Howard (179)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Winterton-on-Sea

Winterton-on-Sea

Photo: Terry Howard (191)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - West Somerton Marina

West Somerton Marina

Photo: Terry Howard (178)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Path through the dunes in Winterton Dunes National Nature Reserve

Path through the dunes in Winterton Dunes National Nature Reserve

Photo: Terry Howard (198)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - West Somerton Mill

West Somerton Mill

Photo: Terry Howard (177)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - The ruined St Mary Church, East Somerton

The ruined St Mary Church, East Somerton

Photo: Terry Howard (184)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Winterton Dunes National Nature Reserve

Winterton Dunes National Nature Reserve

Photo: Dave Campbell (2)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Winterton-on-Sea

Winterton-on-Sea

Photo: Terry Howard (195)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - The Nelson Head, Horsey

The Nelson Head, Horsey

Photo: Terry Howard (203)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - The ruined St Mary Church, East Somerton

The ruined St Mary Church, East Somerton

Photo: Terry Howard (183)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - The ruined St Mary Church, East Somerton

The ruined St Mary Church, East Somerton

Photo: Terry Howard (185)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - The ruined St Mary Church, East Somerton

The ruined St Mary Church, East Somerton

Photo: Terry Howard (187)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - Near Burnley Hall, East Somerton

Near Burnley Hall, East Somerton

Photo: Robin Allard (1)

Walk nf145 Horsey from Winterton-on-Sea - St Mary Church, West Somerton

St Mary Church, West Somerton

Photo: Terry Howard (182)


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