The Great Norfolk Walk
Bob Cains

List of Days

The Angles Way

Day 1 - Great Yarmouth to Somerleyton  
The first day of the Great Norfolk Walk, through the suburbs of Great Yarmouth and the banks of Breydon Water, via the Roman Fort of Burgh Castle, to the village of Somerleyton.

Day 2 - Somerleyton to Beccles  
Second day of the walk along the flat mashes of the River Waveney valley to the market town of Beccles.

Day 3 Beccles to Homersfield 
From Beccles I followed the meandering course of the Waveney around the town of Bungay, criss-crossing the river until the darkness stopped me at the village of Homersfield.

Day 4 Homersfield to Harleston 
A short walk to the market town of Harleston as I wanted to spend the rest of the day with my wife and son.

Day 5 - Harleston to Thelnetham 
A great big walk via my ancestral home town of Diss, with its mysterious mere, into the land of the fens.  Then on to the village of Thelnetham with its splendid White Horse pub.

Day 6, Part 1 - Thelnetham to Knettishall Heath 
The end of the 78 miles of the Angles Way at Knettishall Heath

The Peddars Way

Day 6, Part 2 - Knettishall Heath to Thompson 
The start of a new path the Peddars Way, that follows the straight course, more or less, of a Roman Road, for 48 miles to Holme-Next-the-Sea.

Day 7 - Thompson to the A47 
From the village of Thompson, the home of the Great Eastern Pingo Trail to the east - west trunk road of Norfolk, the A47.  Via Little Cressingham and North Pickenham.  Then into a soggy Swaffham.

Day 8 - The A47 to Harpley 
A wet walk from the roadside of the A47 through the historic village of Castle Acre onto the very straight section of the old Roman road.

Day 9 - Harpley Dams to Thornham  
From the aquatic sheep through misty barrows to the sandy dunes of Holme-next-the-Sea.  Then the first leg of the Norfolk Coastal Path to Thornham.

The Norfolk Coastal Path

Day 10 - Thornham to Stiffkey  
Along the North Norfolk Coast past the Burnhams, including the birthplace of Nelson, and the silty ports of Wells-next-the-Sea to Stiffkey, the home of Stewkey Blues, a naughty vicar and a gunsight.

Day 11 - Stiffkey to Cromer  
A return to the village of Stiffkey and a walk beside the nearby sea-marshes to the neighbouring villages of Blakeney and Cley.  Then along the great shingle bank to Weybourne.  From Weybourne the landscape changes from the soft accumulations of mud and sand, of the North Norfolk coast, to the undulating broken shore of cliffs of the North-East Norfolk coastline crumbling into the sea.  With a walk through the town of Sheringham and a climb up Beeston Bump, and to the giddy heights of Roman Camp, then down into Cromer with its pier. 

The Weavers' Way

Day 12 - Cromer to North Walsham
The start of the Weaver's Way.  From the town of tasty crabs and the heroic Coxswain Blogg out into the arable fields of the countryside the way weaves its path through the local villages passing a couple of stately homes, Felbrigg and Blickling Halls.  Finishing in the market town of North Walsham.

Day 13 - North Walsham to Hickling  
From a town built on the success of the wool trade out into the meandering paths of the Norfolk Broads.  Through driving rain to the Greyhound in the broads village of Hickling.

Day 14 - Hickling to Great Yarmouth  
The final leg of the Great Norfolk Walk; from the Broadland village of Hickling along the convoluted courses of the Rivers Thurne, Bure and Yare.  Over the flat marshes back to the starting point in Great Yarmouth and the end of the walk.