GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wroxham Walks

3 miles (5 km)

This delightful Norfolk town has some nice walking trails to follow along the River Bure in the town centre. There's also lovely nature trails to try at Hoveton Broad, just to the south east of the town.
This walk takes you to the nearby town of Coltishall, using a section of the Bure Valley Path which starts in Wroxham. It runs for about 3 miles on fairly flat paths so it's suitable for most abilities.
The walk starts on Wroxham Bridge over the Bure in the town centre. You follow the lovely riverside path north west to Wroxham Railway Bridge where you pick up the Bure Valley Path. The trail heads west through some attractive countryside before coming into Coltishall. Here you can enjoy refreshments at one of the pubs or cafes before returning the same way.

Wroxham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wroxham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Liberty in Wroxham is a good option for some post walk refreshments. It's situated right next to the river and includes a lovely outdoor area where you can enjoy a view of the Wroxham broads. You can find them on Norwich Road with a postcode of NR12 8RX for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To extend the walk, continue along the Bure Valley Path to Buxton and Aylsham. Near here you can pay a visit to the lovely Blickling Hall where there are three colour coded trail to follow around the estate. You can also pick up the Marriot's Way rail trail on the Aylsham Aylsham Walk.
If you head east towards Horning there are some nice footpaths around the Bure Marshes Nature Reserve, a fine riverside pub and a foot ferry service to take you over the Bure.
The Coltishall Walk uses part of the Bure Valley Path to create a circular walk along the trail and the river. It's a particularly pleasant section of the river around the pretty village which is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Broads" as it marks the start of the navigable portion of theRiver Bure.
A few miles south east you will find the delightful Ranworth Broad. There's a nature reserve here with a visitor centre, woodland, reed beds, a boardwalk and a huge variety of birdlife to see. There's also the noteworthy 16th century church of St Mary to visit in the village of Ranworth. The church has a 100ft tower which you can climb for excellent views over the area.
To the east there's the splendid How Hill. This fine old house includes a nature reserve, tea rooms, beautiful gardens and riverside paths along the River Ant.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.

Photos

Boatyards and sheds by the River Bure - geograph.org.uk - 939850

Boatyards and sheds by the River Bure

By the footpath along the River Bure - geograph.org.uk - 939858

By the footpath along the River Bure

Moorings on the River Bure - geograph.org.uk - 939854

Moorings on the River Bure

Wroxham bridge - geograph.org.uk - 939845

Wroxham bridge. A busy day on the river and on the bridge above. Wroxham bridge is considered to be the second most difficult on the Broads to navigate after Potter Heigham. A pilot station assists boaters for a fee.

River Bure - geograph.org.uk - 1392055

River Bure

Railway bridge in Belaugh Green - geograph.org.uk - 1059218

Railway bridge in Belaugh Green

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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