Caistor St Edmund

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Venta Icenorum (The Market Town of the Iceni) is a Roman Town founded about 1700 years ago. The town walls are the main feature of the ruins, with some areas reaching 20ft high on the north side. During times of drought, when walking around the perimeter wall you can see the roads and buildings within the walls as light brown parch-marks on the grass. The walk around the town is not included in the length of the walk but I would highly recommend a thorough exploration of the area.

From the Roman Town the walk follows a roadside path to the south and passes through a farm with a lovely little farm shop just on the left. Fresh meats, vegetables and fruits are on sale here, so do make a stop if you need anything! From the farm the route crosses livestock fields and open farmland almost as far as Arminghall. On arrival at Arminghall a short detour will take you to the village church, with the earthworks of the deserted medieval village behind. From the higher ground the route follows a track downhill to Stoke Road and then passes Caistor Hall and some small wooded areas and large open meadows. When walking past the woods look out for any wildlife; we saw a fox and a deer along this section. The last straight section takes you back to the car park, but halfway along the permissive path there is a monument sign which marks the site of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery. A small information board shows what was found here during excavations in the past.

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland

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