GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Little Ouse Path

10 miles (16 km)

Follow the Little Ouse River on this delightful, gentle walk through Thetford Forest. The route runs for about 10 miles along a fairly flat riverside path surrounded by peaceful woodland.
The walk starts in Thetford mainly following the river towpath through Santon Downham to Brandon. At Brandon you'll find the super Brandon Country Park. Here you will find beautiful lakeside lawns, a delightful walled garden and an excellent visitor centre.
A few miles to the north of the park you'll find the splendid Lynford Arboretum. It's a lovely place for a walk with woodland trails, pretty lakes and an impressive 19th century Sequoia Avenue to see.

Little Ouse Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Little Ouse Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks and Suffolk Walks pages.


Little Ouse River and path - - 405098

The Little Ouse River flows north at this point, near Thetford

Little Ouse path at Brandon - - 1025848

Little Ouse path at Brandon. The waymarked path follows the north bank of the river.

Little Ouse Path, Thetford Forest - - 518140

Little Ouse Path, Thetford. Forest The sign provides detailed information about bats that can be seen in the Forest.

Little Ouse Path, Two Mile Bottom - - 518170

Two Mile Bottom. The path has recently been diverted to the far side of the Cambridge to Norwich railway line, which can be seen to the right of the photo. This avoids a difficult section along the river by Thetford Power Station.

River Little Ouse - - 104740

River Little Ouse. Taken from a footbridge over The River Little Ouse between Santon Downham & Two Mile Bottom on a beautiful autumn day.

The bridge at Santon Downham, nr Thetford, Norfolk - - 40509

The bridge ove the river at Santon Downham. The bridge at may seem familiar to viewers of the Dad's Army TV series. It featured in an episode when the platoon, dressed in firemen's uniforms, crossed the bridge on board a vintage fire engine. Most of the location scenes were shot in Norfolk, and in the Thetford area in particular.

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Little Ouse Path.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Little Ouse Path.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)