GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

StalhamCircular Walk

7 miles (11 km)

This circular walk explores the countryside around the market town of Stalham in the Norfolk Broads.
The route uses a mixture of country lanes and local footpaths to visit Hickling Broad and the neighbouring village of Sutton. On the way there's some lovely waterside paths and views of the attractive countryside. You'll also pass the historic Sutton corn mill, the tallest mill in the country. See the ITV Anglia video below for details of the mill restoration and views of the area.
Start the walk from the attractive Stalham Staithe where there's an information centre, musueum and boat trips.
From here you can follow a section of the Weaver Way south east to the Sutton Corn Mill and then on to Hickling village where you can enjoy views across the expansive Hickling Broad.
The route then heads west to Sutton village before returning to the village via Stalham Green.

Stalham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stalham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Stalham

  • Hickling Broad - Visit the Norfolk Broads village of Hickling and enjoy a walk around the beautiful Hickling Broad
  • Weavers' Way - Follow the Weavers' Way through the beautiful Norfolk Broads from Cromer to Great Yarmouth via North Walsham
  • Fleggburgh and Filby Broad - This short circular walk in the Norfolk village of Fleggburgh visits Filby Broad in the Trinity Broads
  • Horsey Windpump and Horsey Mere - A fine circular walk visiting anearly 20th century drainagewindmillonthe Norfolk Broadswith lovely waterside footpaths along Horsey Mere and other waterways
  • Acle and the River Bure - This circular walk explores the Bure Valley around the pretty Norfolk market town of Acle
  • Potter Heigham - This pretty little village in the Norfolk Broads has some lovely waterside walks to try.
  • Rollesby Broad - Rollesby Broad is located just to the east of the Norfolk village of Rollesby.
  • Ludham - This Norfolk Broads based village sits in a lovely spot near Womack Water and theRiver Thurne.
  • Sea Palling - This pretty village sits in a fine location on the north Norfolk Coast near Hickling Broad and Happisburgh.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a few miles to the east there's the coast at Sea Palling. Here you can visit the blue flag beach, explore the sand dunes and enjoy a cliff top coastal walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Broads Walks page.

Photos

Stalham Staithe - geograph.org.uk - 3591024

Stalham Staithe

Stalham Green - geograph.org.uk - 3320228

Stalham Green

Sutton Mill and Broads Museum - geograph.org.uk - 43593

Sutton Mill and Broads Museum. Sutton Mill is a Tower Mill and is Britain's tallest windmill. This historic corn mill was built over 200 years ago and was in use until 1940. A few years ago the then derelict mill was bought by the Nunn family who began the lengthy restoration work, which was still in progress at the time of my visit in 1996. A policy of traditional replacement was being pursued, using materials as near to the original as possible. The mill contains complete milling machinery, four sets of mill-stones, sack hoist and nine floors. The corn milling machinery is considered to be the finest in the area. The mill housed a museum with examples of everyday household items, some long forgotten or unknown by people today. Sutton Mill is situated on the edge of the village of Sutton on New Road not far from Sutton Hall.

Hickling Staithe - geograph.org.uk - 4030474

Hickling Staithe

Hickling Village - geograph.org.uk - 2227702

Hickling Village

Boardwalk at Hickling Broad National Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 3000193

Boardwalk at Hickling Broad National Nature Reserve

Staithe Road, Sutton, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 2131770

Staithe Road, Sutton, Norfolk

Pond on corner of Staithe Road, Sutton, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 2131775

Pond on corner of Staithe Road, Sutton, Norfolk

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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