GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Binham Priory Walk

1 miles (2.2 km)

This walk visits the fascinating ancient ruins of Binham Priory in Norfolk.
The ruined site dates back to 1091 when it was founded byone of William the Conqueror's nephews. There's also the 13th centurypriory church which includes a notable rood screen with medieval saints overpainted with Protestant texts.
After exploring the extensive monastic ruins the circular walk vists Binham Ford and the Main Street in the village. You can start and finish the walk at the car park at the priory. On the way there are some nice views of the surrounding countryside to enjoy.

Postcode

NR21 0DQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Binham Priory OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Binham Priory Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In the village you could stop off for refreshments at the Chequers Inn. Thetraditional brick-and-flint village pub has a good menu and range of ales. There's also parking and a lovely large garden for warmer days. You can find them on Front Street at a postcode of NR21 0AL for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

You can enjoy a stroll with your dog around the ruins but not in the church please. They also need to be kept on leads in the ruins. The Chequers Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north you can pick up the Cockthorpe Circular Walk which will take you to the coast and the wildlife rich Stiffkey Marshes.

Photos

Binham Priory gatehouse - geograph.org.uk - 4027125

Binham Priory gatehouse

Binham Priory - geograph.org.uk - 4027118

Lush countryside in summer.

Binham Priory - geograph.org.uk - 1961222

Binham Priory

The ford at Binham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 2240684

The ford at Binham, Norfolk

Binham Priory - geograph.org.uk - 174376

A remarkable building, destroyed in the time of Henry VIII and the dissolution of the monasteries - but now the scene of some inspiring concerts of church music.

Binham Priory - the gatehouse - geograph.org.uk - 1404152

The former gatehouse to the Priory buildings. This had a Victorian cattleshed in it at one time, which was removed when efforts were made to restore and stabilise the remains. There's still a feeder trough on the inside corner, behind the gateway wall on the left.

Front Street, Binham - geograph.org.uk - 1044184

Front Street, Binham. Looking towards the shop, where the road to the left leads to the church and priory ruins.

Chequers Inn, Binham - geograph.org.uk - 3653776

Chequers Inn, Binham

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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