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)
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