Caister-on-Sea - Caister Castle - River Bure - Caister-on-Sea

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This lovely walk explores the fantastic countryside around Caister-on-Sea. It starts out by the Roman Town ruins which date from around 200AD. The fortification has a sister fort on the other side of what was a large estuary, at Burgh Castle. To see these, check out Walks 6708 or 5474, which both explore the stunning ruins there. Entry to the Roman ruins at Casiter-on-Sea is free and there are information boards around, so do take your time and see the wonderful site.

The first stretch of the walk covers the 'high ground' at about 50ft above the surrounding marshes and land allowing distant views south and takes you straight to Caister Castle. The castle ruins are absolutely stunning and are open from May to September. There is also a motor museum (you must pay to enter the museum before you can go into the castle ruins; charge as of 2013 was £10.50 per adult. This is probably worth it if you are interested in old cars or want to climb up the 90ft castle tower that is still standing! The castle was built in the early 15th Century and is surrounded by a moat. It was built by John Fastold, who was the inspiration for William Shakespeare's Falstaff.

From the castle the walk heads south to the River Bure. Do look over to the left to see if you can see the tower ruins of St Edmund's Church in West Caister. The route follows a track down to the river and then a section of the River Bure, which is lovely. The return part of the walk (after passing through the north end of Great Yarmouth near the racecourse) follows the beach north to the lifeboat station in Caister. The wind turbines out on Scroby Sands create an interesting backdrop to the normal beach scene.

England - East England - Norfolk - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Wildlife
5/2/2021 - Kate Blythe

Lovely walk, we started from caister itself and loved the variety on this walk. Lovely country lanes, river and beach. Great for a half day and to explore the area around caister. All instructions accurate.

10/15/2020 - Paul Oakes

A lovely walk on a rather nice autumnal morning. A mix of country, river, sea and town is quite unusual and certainly interesting. Only disappoint was the closure of the castle and vintage car centre until May 2021. The walk measured 7.2 miles, instructions all accurate.

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