Claxton – Yare Valley – Rockland Broad – Rockland St Mary

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This is an easy walk combining open country and views over the unique landscape of the Yare Valley. Although the height gain is very modest and such hills as there are are not steep or long, they give long vistas over the wooded countryside. The waterside part of the walk in summer is populated with dinghy sailors and other pleasure boats typical of Broadland. In winter there is the atmospheric bleakness typical of the area and a chance to watch waterfowl untroubled by holidaymakers, with perhaps some fishermen muffled against the cold on the Broad.

In the summer there are butterflies and dragon- and damselflies as well as birds. In winter there are wildfowl on the Broad and you may be lucky enough to see a marsh harrier.

There are two pubs along the way: the Beauchamp Arms is a reliable family place with typical pub food: The New Inn has greater culinary pretensions but is good value and definitely a pub as well as a restaurant.

The route follows waterside paths, farm tracks and field edges for the majority of the route. Two fields have to be crossed. There is one low stile that can be stepped over rather than climbed. There are two sections along quiet village streets.

England - East England - Norfolk - Broads


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
21/11/2011 - Walkingworld Admin

Roy Davenport reports that he has revisited this walk and all is OK. November 2011. Adrian (Admin)

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