Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes
This is a lovely waterside walk visiting Oulton Broad, the River Waveney and the pretty Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve near Lowestoft. The walk uses part of the long distance Angles Way and a series of other footpaths to explore the area. As well as the lovely Suffolk Broads scenery there's a huge variety of interesting wildlife. Look out for birds of prey including marsh harrier, barn owl and hobby. There's also lots of interesting plants including marsh orchid, marsh marigold and ragged-robin.
You can start your walk from the Oulton Broad car park or from Oulton Broad South railway station. From here you can pick up the Angles Way footpath which will take you into the reserve. Trails then take you along the waterways including various dykes and the River Waveney. There's also nice views across the large expanse of water and marsh that is Oulton Broad. Look out for a variety of watersports taking place on the water. The broad is a popular tourist spot with lots of restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and shops.
You can extend your walking in the area by following the Angles Way along the northern side of the broad. The path then continues to Flixton Wood and Flixton Lake before coming to the delightul model village of Somerleyton. Continuing west along the Angles Way will take you along the River Waveney into Beccles.
PostcodeNR33 9JR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Commodore is located near the start of the walk on the eastern side of the broad. The pub is in a fine location overlooking the river and the broad. You can enjoy a fine view of the water as you enjoy an Afternoon Tea or fine Sunday Roast. There's outdoor seating, a garden going down to the river and a car parking area too. You can find them at postcode NR32 3NE for your sat navs. The pub is dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Waveney Valley Walk starts in Beccles and visits the broad before heading to the picture postcard village of Somerleyton and the expansive Fritton Lake Country Park. There's also many other walking ideas in the valley to be found on this page.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Broads Walks page.