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Burgh Castle, Breydon Water and Great Yarmouth — the Broads

Intermediate
04:27
10.9 mi
2.5 mph
125 ft
125 ft
Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The starting point of the Tour is right next to a parking lot.

Tour Overview

Parking

Parking
0.49 mi
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Burgh Castle Roman Site

Hiking Highlight

3.21 mi
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Breydon Water

Hiking Highlight

5.90 mi
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Great Yarmouth

Hiking Highlight

6.54 mi
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Great Yarmouth Minster

Hiking Highlight

10.9 mi

Parking

Parking

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a hike.

April 4, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    This route takes you from one of the most isolated parts of the Broads, along the mud flats of the River Yare, to the bustling seaside town of Great Yarmouth.

    Head west out of the car park and at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church take the public footpath left. Follow the path for a short while until you reach Burgh Castle, the best-preserved Roman monument in the region.

    During the third and fourth centuries AD, Burgh Castle was one of a chain of forts on the southeast coast. During its long history, the fort has also been the site of a Norman castle and an early Christian monastery.

    From Burgh Castle, head right and follow the Angles Way north along the River Yare into what is, quite possibly, the most isolated place in all of the Broads.

    As there are no roads crossing the marshy expanse of Breydon Water, you won’t see many people here, but expect to see plenty of wildlife, especially birds.

    Keep following the Angles Way until you reach Haven Bridge, at the end of Breydon Water. Here, you cross the bridge and jump from one of the loneliest places in the Broads to one of the busiest—the popular seaside town of Great Yarmouth.

    Famous for its long and pristine beach, the ‘Golden Mile’, Great Yarmouth is a bustling seaside destination with plenty to see. If you do not feel like venturing into the town, though, follow the A47 road for half-a-mile (one kilometer) until you pick-up the route shown here again.

    Otherwise, make your way back to Haven Bridge and follow the road until the roundabout. Cross over the roundabout and follow the road for a short while, then take the bridleway on the right. Follow the bridleway east and continue as it turns into a public footpath. At Crow’s Farm, you reach a quiet country lane which leads all the way back to the beginning.

    • April 4, 2019