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Upton Circuit — the Broads

13.3 mi
2.5 mph
100 ft
100 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The starting point of the Tour is right next to a parking lot.

Tour Overview


4.97 mi

South Walsham Broad

Hiking Highlight

5.90 mi
9.31 mi

St Mary's Church

Hiking Highlight

10.6 mi

Acle Dyke

Hiking Highlight

13.0 mi

Upton Dyke

Hiking Highlight

13.3 mi



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komoot planned a hike.

April 4, 2019


  • komoot

    This challenging hike showcases the timeless landscape of the Norfolk Broads at its very best.

    Exploring lonely marshes, patchwork fields, serene fens, sleepy villages, and gentle rivers and dykes, expect abundant wildlife and breathtaking beauty every step of the way.

    Do not be deterred by the distance either. Whilst 13 miles (21 kilometers) may seem like a long way, the completely flat landscape of the Broads makes for effortless hiking.

    From the car park, walk east along Upton Dyke until you reach the River Bure, the longest of the rivers on the Broads, which you follow for three-and-a-half miles (five-and-a-half kilometers) along its beautiful banks.

    When you reach Fleet Dyke, follow it south until South Walsham Broad, a serene and wildlife-rich expanse of water that is a great place to stop for a break.

    Right next to the broad is Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, an award-winning organic garden with 130 acres of cultivated, wild and natural plantings to explore, as well as four miles of woodland pathway.

    From here, head east past Upton Broad, through the village of Upton itself and take the public footpath to the right at Upton Green.

    A short while later, you arrive at Saint Mary's Church. A place of worship since the 12th century, the tranquil church is steeped in history and is a very beautiful place to explore.

    Continue along the path until you reach the market town of Acle. At this point, head west along Acle Dyke until you reach the River Bure once again.

    For the final three miles (five kilometers) you follow the glorious banks of the Bure back to the starting point.

    • April 4, 2019