Nar Valley Way
Follow the River Nar from King's Lynn to Gressenhall on this delightful waterside walk through Norfolk.
The walk passes Shouldham, West Acre and Litcham following footpaths and country lanes close to or beside the River Nar.
Walk highlights include Pentney Abbey, Pentney Lakes, West Acre Priory and Castle Acre castle and priory. The fascinating and atmospheric ruins date back to the late 11th century and are a major highlight on the walk.
The section through Shouldham Warren is also lovely. The nature reserve includes beautiful pine woodlands and a fine Rhododendron Avenue. The associated village is also worth a detour from the route with its pretty village green and 14th century church to see.
Nar Valley Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Nar Valley Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Nar Valley Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Nar Valley Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
You could stop off in Shouldham village and visit The King's Arms. The 17th century pub is located in a nice spot next to the village green. It is notable as West Norfolk's first community owned pub. It was West Norfolk CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020. They have a good menu and a sunny garden at the back of the pub. You can find them at 28 The Green with a postcode of PE33 0BY for your sat navs.
At Castle Acre there's the Ostrich Inn to consider. It's a historic pub of some note, being set in a former coaching inn from the 16th century. The inn is located in a lovely spot by the village green and has a charming olde worlde interior with beams, brick fireplaces and an old stable entrance. Outside there's a beautiful landscaped garden where you can relax on warmer days. They have a great menu and can be found at Stocks Green with a postcode of PE32 2AE for your sat navs.