Burgh Castle

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Burgh Castle is a village with an ancient history. There are many listed buildings in the village which contribute to a unique walking experience. The main feature of the village is the remains of the large Roman fort called Gariannonum. It was built in the late 3rd Century AD and was designed to guard what used to be a large estuary. Breydon Water is all that remains of this estuary.

The start of the walk is near the round-tower church in a purpose built car park for visitors to the area. There are only 124 round-tower churches in Norfolk. The route then follows quiet country lanes and tracks to get to the Angles Way along the River Waveney. The Angles Way is a long-distance path from Great Yarmouth on a 78-mile route to Knettishall Heath.

The section of the Angles Way takes the walker along the riverbank of the Waveney. Along here there is an abundance of wildlife in all directions. After a short distance the path arrives at the Roman fort, from where there are amazing distant views over the marshes and to Berney Arms Mill and far beyond.

England - East England - Norfolk - Broads


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
22/03/2013 - karensa stride

Instruction number two states just after the caravan park. There are in fact two caravan park and you need to go past the kingfisher owned site. Both also have a path to the right shortly after them so it can be confusing

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