GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Diss

4 miles (6.6 km)

The attractive market town of Diss has some nice options for walkers with the pretty mere and the River Waveney in the vicinity. This circular walk uses a section of the Angles Way long distance trail to take you to the Roydon Fen and the Wortham Ling Nature Reserves. It's about a 4 mile route, taking place on flat footpaths and country lanes.
The walk starts in the town centre next to the mere. From here you can pick up the Angles Way and follow it west to Roydon Fen. The footpaths take you through the reserve where you can see typical fen plants such asmarsh helleborine,marsh fragrant orchidandsawsedge.
The path continues to Wortham Ling where there are more nice trails to follow. The reserve includes acid grassland and dry heath on a sandy soil. Look out for wildlife including rabbits and butterflies in this area.
After exploring the reserve the route follows country lanes back into Diss.
To extend the walk you could continue west along the Angles Way and visit the lovely Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserve. Covering an area of 125 hectares, it is the largest remaining area of river valley fen in England. The reserve includes lots of wildlife with the Konik ponies of particular interest.
The Boudicca Way long distance trail also starts in Diss. The trail runs all the way to Norwich, passing Shotesham, Saxlingham Nethergate and Pulham Market on the way.

Diss OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Diss Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

The church of St Mary in Diss - geograph.org.uk - 1768862

The church of St Mary in Diss

Diss, Norfolk (1856680939)

The mere in Diss

Roydon Fen 4

Roydon Fen 1

View across Wortham Ling - geograph.org.uk - 1770269

View across Wortham Ling

Rusty water in the River Waveney - geograph.org.uk - 1770324

Rusty water in the River Waveney

Information board in the car park in Wortham Ling - geograph.org.uk - 1770224

Information board in the car park in Wortham Ling

Sandy knolls on the northern edge of the Ling - geograph.org.uk - 1770277

Sandy knolls on the northern edge of the Ling

Roydon Fen 3

Roydon Fen 2

GPS Files

GPX File

Diss.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Diss.mmo (right click - 'Save As')