Walking and Cycling

There are many lovely walks and cycle routes nearby which take you down quiet lanes or across country. The Norfolk countryside is scattered with footpaths for you to enjoy.

If you wish to explore further afield, then most of the North Norfolk coast is within half an hours drive and the nearby A47 makes the whole of the county easily accessible.

The 34-mile Nar Valley Way starts at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse and mostly follows the River Nar to the historic docks at Kings Lynn, taking in the pleasant Castle Acre en route. The 46-mile Peddars Way starts near Thetford and leads to Holme-next-Sea, from where you can continue with the Norfolk coastal path to Cromer.

The choice is endless, from short circular paths on the edge of the village, to the Pingo Trail near Watton, Then of course there are numerous trails through the Brecks and the vast Thetford Forest where you can encounter Grimes Graves.

The National Cycle network has two major cycle routes in the heart of Norfolk, with the 54 mile Fakenham Route 13 passing close by to the village. This route also passes within 4 miles of Brandon High Lodge ans also takes in some of the Pedda’rs Way on the journey. The 370 mile Harwich to Hull route 1 has many circular options within Norfolk and passes through areas such as Norwich, Gately, Wells and Holkham. It joins with the Marriot’s Way along part of its route. The entire length of Peddar’s way is also suitable for cycling.

We would prefer bikes not to be stored in the cottages, but do have lockable storage on site by prior arrangement