Stokesby - Runham - River Bure - Stokesby

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This good length walk mostly follows the riverbank footpath along the River Bure between Stokesby and Runham. To start with the route passes the lovely parish church before following Runham Road over to the parish Church in Runham. Along this section there are several historical locations. The main one being the site of St Ethelbert’s Church & College. This was located where the current Herringby Hall is, on the right hand side of the road. The church and college were founded before 1500 but unfortunately not a lot is actually known about the site. Just south east of the church and college is the site of old Salt Workings. This is believed to date back to Roman times, but again little information is available on the site. From here the route passes the parish church at Runham and then heads down to the footpath alongside the River Bure. The route heads along the riverbank back to Stokesby and passes several mills en-route. The first is the Stracey Arm Mill and the second is Old Hall Drainage Mill (of which little is known about). No access is available to Stracey Arms Mill, but Old Hall Mill sits alongside the footpath. Near the remains of the mill is the Millers Cottage, in ruins as well but it is an enigmatic site. With lots of the cottage features will intact, it is easy to build a mental picture of what it was like living here over a hundred years ago. The route then continues to follow the riverbank back to the Ferry Inn at Stokesby. The mill in the centre of the village (which can be seen during some of the walk) was built in 1826 and ceased function in 1916.

England - East England - Norfolk - Broads

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife
04/08/2012 - Andrew Fisher

Did this walk 31st july 2012. Found it very difficult from the start of the river part of the walk. The whole part was very overgrown, no visible pathway, uncut grass, thorns and nettles at least 2 feet high. Didn't look as though it had not been looked after all year.

21/06/2011 - Walkingworld Admin

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

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