Stage 5: Acle to Great Yarmouth — Weavers’ Way
Dan Hobson planned a hike.
March 26, 2020
The final stage takes you through the heart of the Broads to finish on Norfolk’s golden coastline. With 13.4 miles (21.6 km) of distance, this is a fairly challenging hike. There is no uphill or downhill to contend with, however.From Acle, the route crosses Damgate Marshes to the village of Tunstall and then Halvergate a short step later.You hike over Halvergate Marshes to Berney Arms Windmill and then follow the River Yare as it flows into Breydon Water, a glorious place where many rare birds flourish.The trail hugs the northern edge of Breydon Water, fully immersing you into the landscape, and then drops into the seaside town of Great Yarmouth.On your way to the finish line, it is worth making a very tiny detour to see Great Yarmouth Minster, which was founded in 1101 and is the third largest parish church in England. The Way finishes at Britannia Pier, on the golden seafront. There is a good choice of accommodation, places to eat and drink, as well as shops and other attractions in Great Yarmouth.
March 27, 2020