Ormesby St Margaret

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Starting from the roadside parking near the church, the route passes through the churchyard to join a quiet country lane. Through the churchyard there are some great views to the church and another interesting, rare feature – a mausoleum. After heading down some country lanes, the route takes a public footpath alongside Scratby Hall and some beautiful woodlands. The path then crosses the old railway line. The raised bank is clearly visible running north and south and is one of the only signs that there ever was a railway here. The route of the railway ran from Great Yarmouth and onto Potter Heigham, Stalham, North Walsham and beyond.

The return route follows quiet country lanes and public footpaths to complete a circuit of the western side of the village, heading past Little Ormesby Hall and passing nearby the church at Ormesby St Michael. After arriving back on the road through Ormesby there is an allotment garden on the right. Just on the corner of this allotment garden was the site of St Peter's Church. This church used to be the one for both Ormesby St Margaret and St Michael, but as the villages grew in size, a church was built in both villages.

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
21/06/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Roy Davenport for his update for this walk. June 2011. Adrian (Admin)

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