Wherryman's Way - River Yare Valley Walk
This walk follows the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth through the Norfolk Broads.
It runs for about 35 miles on flat footpaths through the lovely countryside of the Yare Valley.
You will pass through a number of delightful riverside villages including Cantley, Reedham, Loddon and Burney Arms. The walk is decorated with unique waymarkers along the route, which include figures, sculpture, information panels and audio points.
Wherryman's Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wherryman's Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wherryman's Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wherryman's Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In the delightful village of Surlingham you'll pass through the RSPB's RSPB Church Marsh Nature Reserve where you can enjoy a pit stop at the Ferry House Inn. You can sit outside in the lovely large garden area and watch the boats go by on the river as you enjoy lunch. You'll pass the inn at the eastern side of the reserve on Ferry Road at postcode NR14 7AR. They are dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.
Near here there's also The Water's Edge Gastropub at Bramerton. The riverside inn dates back to the 17th century and includes outdoor decking with views over the river. They have a restaurant serving high quality dishes and a good sized car park.
In the pretty village of Loddon there's the popular Swan to consider. The inn is housed in a lovely old building which dates back to the 18th century when it was originally a coaching house. Inside there's a cosy interior with roaring fires while outside there's a nice courtyard garden. You can find them at 23 Church Cl, NR14 6LX. The pub is a short stroll from the River Chet and the historic church which dates to 1490.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For an alternative walk along the river see the Yare Valley Walk page. You can pick this up south west of Norwich at the Marston Marshes Nature Reserve. The 6 mile trail heads through Cringleford to the man made broad in the pleasant grounds of the University of East Anglia.
In Norwich you can try the Norwich Riverside Walk which takes you along the River Wensum in the city.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks and Norfolk Broads Walks page.