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Nelson’s Norfolk21 or 29 miles, circular

This cycle ride starts from the market town of Fakenham.From here the route heads north into an area of rich rolling countryside with pretty flint villages and spectacular viewsof the coast. Here, one ofEngland’s greatest heroes, LordHoratio Nelson, was born. Make a pilgrimage to his father’schurch, and to the famous shrine of ‘Our Lady’ in thereligious centre of Little Walsingham. Along this route youcan discover the 14th C. Slipper Chapel, take a ride on a
narrow gauge railway and explore Holkham Hall, one ofBritai’s mostmajestic stately homes. Download

Lord of the Manor16 or 29 miles, circular

This cycle ride starts from the historic market town of Aylsham. From here the route heads north along quiet county lanes, through gently rolling landscapes and picturesque villages such as Itteringham, Baconsthorpe and Hanworth. Here you can explore the grand country estates of the rich and famous - from the Jacobean Blickling Hall, with its fine tapestries and furniture, to the rambling roses of medieval Mannington, and 17th C. Felbrigg Hall with its walled garden. Along this route you can discover some ofNorfolk’s round-towered churches, visit the 15th C. remains of Baconsthorpe Castle and take a ride on a real narrow gauge steam railway
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Clippesby15 miles, circular Download

Horning19 miles, circular  Download

Martham15 miles, circular  Download

Great Plumstead to Acle 18 miles, circular Download

Thurne10 miles, circular  Download

Wherryman’s Way 8 miles, linear  Download

Thetford Forest ParkTrails  Download

 

Half-Day Rides on theNorfolkBroads

Route1: Stokesby-Runham-Mautby-Thrigby9 miles, circular

An easy ride along quiet country lanes passing through the villages on Runham and Mautby. Why not extend your visit with the optional detour toThrigbyWildlifeGardensnot far off the main route. Download

Route 2: Martham-Thurne-West Somerton15 miles, circular

A longer ride with some sections on slightly busier roads, so potentially unsuitable for younger children. An ideal ride to explore some of the many interesting churches to be seen in theBroads, with the route including those at Thurne, Repps, Martham, Somerton, Rollesby and Clippesby. With plenty of places to stop for refreshment, this is an ideal all-day ride, with public car parking available at Thurne and cycle hire available from Clippesby Hall Download

Route 3: Thurne-Clippesby-Fleggburgh-Filby10 miles, circular Download

Route 4: Clippesby-PotterHeigham-How Hill-Ludham15 miles, circular Download

Route 5: Horsey-Sea Palling-Hickling-Martham20 miles, circular Download

Route 6: Hickling-Sutton6 miles, circular  Download

Route 7: Stalham-Lessingham-Worstead-Dilham23 miles, circular  Download

Route 8: Hoveton-Neatisham-Barton Turf-Horning16 miles, circular Download

Route 9: Horning-Wroxham-Salhouse-South Walsham-Ludham19 miles, circular Download

Route 10:Bungay - Earsham - Ditchingham - Ellingham - Geldeston12 miles, circular Download

Route 11:Bungay - Geldeston - Beccles - Barsham - Ilketshall St Andrew25 miles, circular Download

Route12: Three River Loop - visiting Loddon, Reedham, Beccles, Geldeston20 miles, circular  Download

Route 13: Burgh St Peter Staithe - visiting Aldeby, Toft Monks, Wheatacre11 miles, circular Download

Route 14:Burgh St Peter Staithe - visiting Aldeby, Raveningham, Thurlton, Haddiscoe19 miles, circular Download

 

South NorfolkLeisure Cycle Routes


Nine circular cycle routes inSouth Norfolktour map. World War II airfields and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), pubs, shops and interesting features are all marked on the maps.

Wymondham, Hingham, Barnham Broom23 milesDownload

Marlingford, Hethersett, East Carleton20 milesDownload

Trowse and Loddon28 milesDownload

Brooke, Seething, Hempnall, Shotesham22 milesDownload

Diss, Fersfield, Burston, Dicleburgh23 milesDownload

Long Stratton and Tibenham24 milesDownload

Heckingham, Raveningham, Kirby Cane16 milesDownload

Swardeston, Flordon Common, Bracon Ash19 milesDownload

Diss, Burston, Buckenham, Winfarthing30 milesDownload

South Norfolk Tour88 miles  Download

 

 

Waymarked Norfolk Bridle and Cycle Routes

Route 1: Brooke/Saxlingham

This clearly waymarked circular riding route runs between the South Norfolk parishes of Poringland, Brooke, Saxlingham Nethergate and Shotesham. It follows minor country lanes and bridleways, and passes through a landscape of small villages, hedgerows and woods, which are reminiscent of an English pastoral life more than a century distant. The main route is about 13 miles long with optional circuits of 4 miles at Bergh Apton and 3 miles at Saxlingham Nethergate. Download

Route 2:Hockwold cumWilton

The Hockwold cumWiltonbridle route is approximately 10 miles in length and is mainly on tracks and grass. The main parts of the route are along Cowles Drove, on Hockwold Fens and a pleasant ride on the bank of the littleOuse Riverwhere there are fine views across both New and Brandon Fens. On leaving the river the ride continues over sluices and along the cut-off channel before entering Hockwold cumWilton. Download

Route 3:Massingham  

This bridle route is approximately 15½ miles in length in its entirety. Part of the route follows thePeddars Waywhich passes the villages of Great and Little Massingham before joining minor roads to Gayton Thorpe. An alternative route is offered around Grimston Heath where the track passes through conifer plantations which are home to large colonies of Grey Squirrels. The ride also gives superb views over the valley towards Great Bircham. Download

Route 4: Morningthorpe

This circular, waymarked route is about 22 miles long. It takes you to theSouth Norfolkparishes of Morningthorpe,Shelton,Denton, Alburgh, Starston and Pulham St Mary. The varied route follows bridleways and quiet country lanes through a landscape of farms, cottages and some remarkable and beautiful churches. Download

Route 5:Reepham  

This clearly waymarked circular riding route runs between the parishes of Great Witchingham, Cawston, Reepham, Themelthorpe, Wood Dalling and Salle. It follows minor country lanes and also uses part of the Marriott's Way. The varied landscape is punctuated by numerous beautiful churches. Salle church is unique; built in the fifteenth century and seen today virtually unaltered. The main route is 23 miles long and has the flexibility of additional connecting rides for those who prefer a shorter circuit. Download


Route 6: Swaffham

The Swaffham bridle route is approximately 21 miles in length and the site is mainly on soft-roads, tracks and minor roads. The route passes through forestry plantation, the gentle rolling hills ofWest Norfolkand the market town of Swaffham, offering a varied and interesting ride. An additional feature on this route is the link made by the Peddlar's Way to the Massingham bridle route, approximately 4 miles distant fromSouth Acre. Download