This splendid walk through the Norfolk Broads was voted the best waterside walk in Britain by waterscape.com in 2003. The walk is often completed in the following stages:
1. Great Yarmouth to Fritton Lake Country Park - on this section you will follow the River Yare, Breydon Water and the River Waveney passing Burgh Castle as you go. The section finishes at the delightful Fritton Lake Country World
2. Fritton Lake to Oulton Broad - you continue along the Waveney towards Lowestoft and the pretty Oulton Broad. On the way you will pass the splendid Somerleyton. The delightful model village includes thatched red-brick estate cottages and the splendid Somerleyton Hall with its beautiful gardens and expansive estate.
3. Oulton Broad to Beccles - an exclusivley waterside section along the Waveney (video below). You'll pass Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve with lots of interesting wildlife to look out for.
4. Beccles to Bungay - a countryside section via Shipmeadow
5. Bungay to Harleston- through the countryside via Homersfield with views of the River Waveney
6. Harleston to Diss - continuing along the Waveney via Hoxne and the Billingford Windmill.
7. Diss to Knettishall Heath - the final section which passes the source of the River Waveney, Redgrave and Lopham Fen.
The walk is waymarked with a yellow and green disc featuring an otter.
Angles Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Angles Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Angles Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Angles Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Burgh Castle there's a couple of good options for a pit stop on the route. Firstly The Fishermans Inn is in a great location right next to the River Yare and the Roman Fort. They have a lovely garden area with views over the lake. It's a splendid spot if the weather is fine. They do good food and can be found at the marina at a postcode of NR31 9PZ for your sat navs. In the village you'll also find the Queens Head which is another good option. They also have a good outdoor area and welcome walkers. You can find them on the High Road at a postcode of NR31 9QQ.
In Beccles the Waveney House Hotel is in a splendid spot right next to the river. You can enjoy refreshments on the lovely riverside terrace with fine views across the water to the surrounding countryside. The hotel also has an interesting history having been built in the early 16th Century during the reign of King Henry VIII. The first owner William Rede I, was the first Lord of the Manor of Beccles, after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Inside you can see evidence of its past with the fine vaulted oak-beamed ceilings. You can find the hotel at Puddingmoor with a postcode of NR34 9PL for your sat navs.
In Diss there are a couple of good options. Firstly there's The Waterfront Inn which is in a lovely spot next to Diss Mere. You can sit outside on the balcony and enjoy great views across the water with your meal. The address is 43 Mere Street with postcode IP22 4AG for your sat navs. There's also The Cock Inn on Fair Green. The 500 year old pub does great food and has a nice cosy fire indoors. You can find them at 63 Denmark St, Fair Green with postcode IP22 4BE. They are dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.