This route takes you from Gressenhall to Lenwade, passing through the lovely River Wensum Valley in Norfolk.
The trail links with the Nar Valley Way at the western end and with the Marriot's Way at the eastern end. The route runs for about 12 miles on fairly flat footpaths.
There's much to enjoy with a series of picturesque villages, historic sites and some splendid Norfolk countryside.
The walk starts in Gressenhall at the car park next to Hoe Rough nature reserve. The trail then heads south and then east to Swanton Morley, Elsing and Lyng where you will pass through the Sparham Pools Nature Reserve. This section of the walk is coincident with the Walsingham Way which runs from the historic abbey at Great Walsingham to the city of Norwich.
You continue through Pockthorpe before coming to Lenwade where the trail finishes.
PostcodeNR20 4BQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Wensum Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wensum Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wensum Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wensum Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There are a couple of good options in the pretty village of Swanton Morley if you are in need of some rest and refreshment. Darby's is a Rustic country pub with a characterful interior including tractor seats as bar stools. They have an extensive menu including a fine Sunday roast. You can find them on Elsing Road with a postcode of NR20 4NY for your sat navs.
There's also the Angel which dates back to 1610 and is Grade II listed. Inside there's roaring fire and a low ceiling with original beams which have English hops hanging from them. The pub also has connections with the ancestors of American president Abraham Lincoln. You can find them at 66 Greengate, NR20 4LX.