Caistor St Edmund Walk
This historical circular walk explores the Roman town of Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk. It then follows a waymarked trail up to Arminghall Henge located just to the north.
The walk starts from the parking area at the Roman Town. From here you can pick up footpaths heading west around the interesting site which includes earthworks, ruined walls and ditches. These fascinating ruins are in the care of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust and managed by South Norfolk Council. It's also a very scenic area with lots of wildflowers growing in the summer and views of the River Tas which runs along the western side of the town. The site is well laid out with two waymarked walking trails to follow through the area. There's also a number of information boards dotted around giving further details of the history of the site.
After exploring the town you can pick up the Boudicca Way and follow the waymarked trail to nearby Arminghall village. From here you head north west past Arminghall Wood to Arminghall Henge. The site dates to the Neolithic period and is one of the most important prehistoric discoveries in Norfolk.
After exploring the henge you retrace your steps to Arminghall before following other public footpaths and country lanes back to Caistor St Edmund.
PostcodeNR14 8QN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Caistor St Edmund Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Caistor St Edmund Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Caistor St Edmund OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Caistor St Edmund Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The very fine Caistor Hall is located just to the north of the site. 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.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head into nearby Norwich and you can enjoy nice waterside trails along the River Wensum on the Norwich Riverside Walk. Near here you'll also find Whitlingham Country Park where there's good paths along the park's lakes and the River Yare. Continue east along the river for a few miles and there's the delightful village of Surlingham and the RSPB Church Marsh Nature Reserve.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.