Exploring around Wroxham on Foot
There are some beautiful walks to be had around Wroxham at any time of year. Leave the car and do your body and mind a favour - excercise will make you feel good! Many of these walks are along roads, so please be careful of the traffic!
From The Peninsula:
Wroxham Broad - Distance 1-mile (20-minutes) each way
This broad is on the River Bure and is one of the largest covering an area of about 130 acres. It is used by Wroxham sailing club and is accessible to the public by road and river.
Wroxham Broad is a shallow, lowland lake formed from the flooding of mediaeval peat diggings that were abandoned in the 14th century. The broad is an average depth of 1.3m. The lake lies on the west side of the river with two navigable openings onto the river. It is separated from the river channel by a narrow bank covered with trees. Nice to watch the sailing and feed the swans and ducks.
Leave the Peninsula up the slope and walk strait along Staitheway Road, turning left into the Avenue at the end. Follow the lane being careful to keep right (do not take the Avenue turning to the left). Pass Broad House Hotel on your right and follow the signs to Wroxham Boad car park. From there you can walk to the Yacht Club. For a list of sailing evens to watch click here. You can either take the same walk back or explore further round the broad. Unfortunatly there is no circular path.
For Googe map of this walk click here
Wroxham Riverside Park & Coltishall - Distance 3-miles (1-hour) each way, or train or taxi back
Enter the village through the footpath, cross the bridge and turn left at The Kings Head & Roys along Station Road. A little futher on the left past the butches is Wroxham Riverside Park. Enjoy the park, then continue along Station Road and turn left at the end into Belaugh Road, wich leads onto Coltishall Road. Continue strait into Wroxham Road into Coltishall. Make a note of a taxi for an easy return: Wroxham: (01603) 782925.
You can also walk along the Bure Valley Railway tracks to Coltishall and further - for these walks click here. The Bure Valley Railway from Coltishall only runs in season and often by steam, for details click here. For interesting walks from Coltishall click here and here.
For Google map of this walk click here.
Wroxham, Horning, Woodbastwick & back to Wroxham, via Horning Ferry - Distance 9-miles (3-hours + ferry & stops)
Take the footpath into village, cross the bridge and turn 1st right along Chuch Road. Turn right, pass Hoveton Church and walk along the road to Horning (1 hour). At Horning, turn right down the hill to the river. You may want a rest at the Swan or one of the tea shops. Continue through Horning along Lower Street until you see the sign for the ferry. Turn right along Ferry Road and take the £2.00 ferry.
Horning Ferry can be found at the end of Ferry Road, Horning, by the Ferry Inn (pub closed at present) - operates from 10am to 5pm (or dusk) from 1st April to end of September, and Sundays only rest of year. For details of the ferry click here or tel: 01603 848453.
From Woodbastwich Staithe follow Ferry Road into the village, then strait on along Salhouse Road, into Upper Street and Vicarage Road. At the first main road turn right into Salhouse Road, and a little further right again into Norwich Road. Then second right into The Avenue and second left into Staitheway Road, keepleft at the bed and back to the Peninsula.
For Google map of this walk click here
Other Norfolk walks close to Norwich here
For details on booking Bure Cottage click here