Worstead - Sloley - Frankfort - Worstead

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Worstead used to be a thriving town in the Middle Ages, but much has been lost over time, including a market square and one of its churches. It was made famous after the Norman Conquest due to the cloth that was produced there. This walk starts off next to the parish church in the village centre and follows public footpaths and quiet country lanes to the nearby village of Sloley and onto Anchor Street. On the way, the route passes a tall obelisk within the large Westwick Estate.

Anchor Street is an ancient Roman Road that connected Roman settlements in the west with the camp at Wayford Bridge near Stalham and the Roman forts at Caister-on-Sea. The return journey follows quiet country lanes back to the village centre. In the Domesday Book the villages were named Wrdesteda and Ordested and King Canute gave the village to the abbots of St Benet's Abbey on the River Bure in the Norfolk Broads.

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside

26/10/2019 - Nigel Marriott

Did this walk on 20/10/19, and found it an excellent stroll around the pleasant rolling farming country around Worstead. Many interesting features, including mature woodland, a lovely Church with flints on the tall steeple and walls, and hidden in a forest-an obelix!

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