Follow the Boudicca Way from Norwich to Diss on this walk through the beautiful, unspoilt South Norfolk landscape. The route runs for about 36 miles with some fascinating historical sites to see on the way.
The walk also passes through a series of pretty villages including Shotesham, Saxlingham Nethergate and Pulham Market. There are also views of the rivers Yare and Tas to enjoy and a visit to the Venta Icenorum Roman town at Caistor St Edmund. The town was the capital of the Iceni tribe, who inhabited the flatlands and marshes of Norfolk and who revolted against Roman rule under their queen Boudicca (or Boadicea) in the winter of 61 CE.
The walk is easily accessible, starting and finishing at mainline railway stations.
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On the route you could stop off at Caistor Hall near Caistor St Edmund. There's the Palm Court Bar and Restaurant located within the main house of the building here. They have a good range of refreshments which you can enjoy in the lovely outdoor area if the weather is fine. The hall also has an interesting history having been built between 1795 and 1797 in the time of King George III by the Dashwood family. You can find the hall at postcode NR14 8QN for your sat navs.
At the end of the route 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.