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This walk starts at the rural village of Hindolveston, which is situated on a minor road off the B1110, six miles east of Fakenham. The route uses the ancient tracks and footpaths around the village where wildflowers grow and butterflies and skylarks can be spotted.

The name Hindolveston means 'Hildulf's enclosure'. The Street is still the main part of the village. The village is still very rural and surrounded by farms, both arable and cattle.

At waymark 2 along the track on the left you can see an old railway carriage by what was the platform to the station. This line was the 'local transport' for Hindolveston and the surrounding villages to Norwich and other towns in Norfolk. Dr Beeching closed it, which left this part of Norfolk, even today, bereft of public transport.

At waymarks 2 and 6, wildflowers can be seen, such as hogweed, vetch, meadowsweet and campion.

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers
19/03/2020 - Paul Oakes

Decided to walk fairly local to home (Fakenham) and to keep it countryside based as the Covid-19 Virus problems are at their height. A beautifully tranquil and peaceful walk that really cheered our mood. Seeing the old railway signal boxes and carriage was interesting and made us realise what a terrible loss the closing of the railways was to Norfolk.

15/05/2016 - Bernard Kennedy

Some classic, little-used footpaths and very light traffic on the roads on the route. Exceptionally quiet and peaceful, we saw few people on the route and were amused by the now awkwardly isolated railway buildings as you cross the route twice on this walk. We easily parked down Church Lane (south of the Village Sign)rather than on the main road though the Village Hall (old village school) has a large car park.

01/11/2009 - Adrian Perkins

Walked and updates entered October 2009. Adrian (Admin)

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