GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Shotesham Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This south Norfolk village is located just a few miles to the south of the city of Norwich in the River Tas Valley.
This walk from the village follows a section of the Boudicca Way north to visit the Venta Icenorum Roman town at Caistor St Edmund.
The walk starts in the village wher you can pick up the waymarked trail and follow it north to Upper Stoke before coming to the roman town. You can explore the earthworks, ruined walls and ditches of the ancient site before a walk along the River Tas which runs through the area.
To extend the walk head south west along the trail to visit the neighbouring village Saxlingham Nethergate.

Shotesham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Shotesham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Shotesham

  • Boudicca Way - Follow the Boudicca Way from Norwich to Diss on this walk through the beautiful, unspoilt South Norfolk landscape
  • Caistor St Edmund - This historical circular walk explores the Roman town of Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk
  • Hethersett and Swardeston Country Walk - This village near Norwich has some nice surrounding countryside to explore on a number of footpaths
  • Tas Valley Way - This 25 mile river walk runs from Cringleford, near Norwich, to Attleborough, visiting a series of pretty villages with historic churches along the way.
  • Loddon - This attractive market town in Norfolk has some delightful riverside trails to try
  • Brundall - This riverside village is located just east of Norwich in the Norfolk Broads
  • Reedham - This Broads village is a lovely place to start a walk with miles of riverside trails and some pleasant footpaths to follow through the surrounding countryside.
  • Norwich Riverside Walk - This circular walk around the city centre of Norwich follows the lovely riverside path along the River Wensum
  • Diss - The attractive market town of Diss has some nice options for walkers with the pretty mere and the River Waveney in the vicinity
  • Surlingham - This Norfolk Broads village is a super place for a walk with river trails, broads and a fine local nature reserve to explore.
  • Strumpshaw Fen - This walk visits the RSPB'S Strumpshaw Fen Nature Reserve in the Norfolk Broads, west of Strumpshaw village.
  • Burlingham Woods - These pretty woods are located just east of Norwich near the villages of Acle and Brundall.
  • Bramerton Riverside Walk - This walk takes you along a pleasant section of the River Yare near the village of Bramerton in Norfolk.
  • Mulbarton - This Norfolk based village is located just south of Norwich
  • Ketteringham Hall - Ketteringham Hall is located in the Norfolk village of Ketteringham, a few miles south west of Norwich.


The Globe is a nice place for some refreshment after your exercise. They have a good selection of drinks and a pleasant outdoor seating area. You can find them at postcode NR15 1YG for your sat navs.


Shotesham Mill - the mill house - - 2143197

Shotesham Mill

The ford below Shotesham Mill - - 2143270

The ford below Shotesham Mill

Footbridge over the River Tas below Shotesham Mill - - 2143224

Footbridge over the River Tas below Shotesham Mill

Unnamed lane to Stoke Holy Cross - - 1539743

Unnamed lane to Stoke Holy Cross

Former radar station in Upper Stoke - - 1533208

Former radar station in Upper Stoke. "Chain Home" was the codename for a ring of coastal radar stations built before and during WWII. The system is otherwise known as AMES Type 1. It was devised by Sir Robert Watson-Watt's Air Ministry research station near Bawdsey, Suffolk, and consists of radar fixed on top of a radio tower mast called a 'station' to provide long-range detection of aircraft. The Chain Home stations were arranged around the British coast, initially in the South and East but later the entire coastline, including the Shetland Islands. The system was dismantled after the war, but some of the tall steel radar towers were converted to new uses

Boudica's Way through Abbot's Farm - - 1410192

Boudica's Way through Abbot's Farm. This section of Boudica's Way long distance footpath leads from here to the village of Shotesham, further to the south. Boudica's Way is a 40-mile footpath that links Norwich and the market town of Diss on the Suffolk borders. The name Boudica (often spelled 'Boadicea', which was the Victorian version or 'Boudicca', used by Tacitus) derives from the Celtic 'bouda' which means victory. Boudica was the wife of the Icenian king Prasutagus. When he died his kingdom was annexed by the Romans. In AD 60 or 61 Boudica led the Iceni, along with others, in revolt. They destroyed Camulodunum (Colchester) and the site of a temple to the former emperor Claudius. Boudica was defeated in the end and is reported by Tacitus to have poisoned herself. The site where she is buried is unknown.

Boudica's Way - to Shotesham - - 1410207

Boudica's Way

Venta Icenorum - Market Place of the Iceni - - 1352706

Venta Icenorum


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