Horning – Irstead Street – Horning Upper Street - Horning

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This lovely walk starts off in the pay-and-display car park near The Swan Inn at Horning. This is a perfect start to the walk, being just a stone's throw from the riverbank. There are several shops nearby which are perfect for getting some food for the journey or for a snack once you have finished.

The start of the walk crosses nearby fields and follows quiet country lanes to nearby Irstead Street. Along this road there is an obvious feature, RAF Neatishead, which is no longer in use. There used to be a Radar Museum here also, but that has now closed down. After arriving near Irstead Street the route follows a long track and then some lovely public footpaths, all the way to Horning Upper Street. This section of the walk is simply stunning. There are great views to the surrounding countryside and during the spring and summer the nearby marshes would be alive with butterflies, dragonflies and all manner of creatures.

Horning Upper Street has a very different feel to the previous part of the walk. This part of the village is very spread-out, with the odd house or building placed here and there. Occasionally there are distant views to the tall church at Ranworth on the other side of the river. The route passes by St Benedict's Church, which was built in the 13th Century, then follows a small country lane along the riverback to the start of the walk. The last part of this road passes several food shops, an art gallery and a bakery. All of these are worth having a look in if you fancy a snack, or just to browse.

England - East England - Norfolk - Broads


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
3/15/2021 - Paul Oakes

A good walk complimented by some much needed spring sunshine. All instructions still good although the wooden bridge at (12) is no longer present, there is now simply a muddy bank. The walk back through Horning does not present any views of the river as literally every piece of land has been built on, some beautiful properties but for local people the village might have lost some of its 'quaintness'. If choosing this walk in the summer parking may well be an issue, there is free parking in the Village Hall that is a five minute walk from the start.

11/28/2010 - Walkingworld Administrator

Roy Davenport reports that he completed this walk in November 2010, and all was OK. Many thanks for this Roy. Adrian (Admin)

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