GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Burgh Castle

1 miles (2 km)

Explore the Roman Fort and enjoy a stroll along theRiver Waveney on this short walk in Norfolk. The fort dates from the 3rd century and still has some of its thick walls in tact. The area around the fort is also very beautiful with nice views across the Norfolk Broads to Breydon Water and the River Yare.
You can start the walk from the free car park on Butt Lane. Then pick up the good footpaths through the site to the river where you can enjoy a waterside stroll. There's also helpful information boards at the site which detail the interesting history of the area.


NR31 9QG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Burgh Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Burgh Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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.

Dog Walking

The area is great for dog walking and the Fishermans Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Angles Way runs past the site along the River Waveney so you can pick up this long distance footpath to extend your walk. If you follow it north east it will take you along Breydon Water to Great Yarmouth. This stretch is great for wildlife watching with thousands of wading birds to look out for. Our Great Yarmouth Walk takes you to Burgh Castle along the waymarked trail. It's about a 6 mile walk to the site from the seafront.
At Great Yarmouth you can pick up the Weavers' Way and follow it along the other side of Breydon Water. It will take you to Berney Marshes where there are nice views back across the river to Burgh Castle.
If you head south along the Angles Way riverside path it will take you to Belton and then on to Fritton Lake Country Park where you will find nice cycling and walking trails around a large lake.
To the west there's the worthy village of Loddon where you'll find an 18th century mill, a 15th century church and some lovely trails along the River Chet to Hardley Marshes.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Broads Walks page.


Burgh Castle Marina - - 813155

Burgh Castle Marina

Roman Fort, Burgh Castle, Norfolk - - 271608

Roman Fort. Built in around 280AD. It was a Roman cavalry fort used to protect the coast from invaders from where Northern Germany is now.

Marshland, Burgh Castle - - 813167

Marshland. View across the marsh towards the castle from the Waveney.

Burgh Castle Church - - 258089

Burgh Castle Church. The medieval church of St Peter and St Paul, incorporatesRoman brickin its fabric, presumably taken from the fort site.

View across Burgh Castle Marshes - - 1484278

View across the Marshes

Queens Head Public House and Restaurant - Burgh Castle - - 447776

Queens Head Public House & Restaurant. The Queens Head public house and restaurant is a popular and cosy little oak beamed pub with an attached restaurant. To the left of the pub is the start of Back Lane, which eventually turns eastward behind the pub and runs along the outskirts of Burgh Castle marshes.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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