Smallburgh - Cats Common - Pennygate - Smallburgh

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This circular walk around Smallburgh starts off at the village hall and follows quiet lanes out into the countryside. The first section passes Smallburgh Fen and Smallburgh Hall before arriving just next to the parish church, where a tiny detour might be worthwhile. The next section follows more country lanes, crosses the A1151 and follows a public footpath to arrive at the tiny village of Pennygate. The return journey is almost entirely public footpaths except for a small section when crossing the A149. The historical significance of the last section is the site of a Roman camp just half a mile to the north-east. A Roman road from the west by Anchor Street leads to the location but as far as I am aware, no excavations or in-depth research has been done here. It is no longer marked on OS Maps, but was marked on the old editions dating from the 19th Century. I would assume that it dates from around the same time as the Roman fort in Caister-on-Sea. The village pub is passed on the way back, so a stop for some lunch or a drink might sound good to some people!

England - East England - Norfolk - Broads


Church, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland

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