Thurne - River Bure - Oby - Weavers Way - Thurne

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Thurne Mill is one of the most photographed mills in the Norfolk Broads and the beginning of this walk gives some grand views from several angles. The mill itself is a striking white colour and is in excellent condition. It was purchased and restored by the late Bob Morse to prevent it from being sold as scrap.

After admiring the view of the mill, take the path heading south along the River Thurne for 500 metres, passing another mill situated on the opposite bank, called St Benet's Drainage Mill. The river soon changes to the River Bure and then enters the small hamlets Ashby and Oby, with a combined population of just 69.

The main route back to Thurne follows a section of the long-distance path, the Weavers Way. This is a 90km (56-mile) path that connects Cromer with Great Yarmouth and passes through many Broadland villages, including Thurne and Oby.

This last section of the walk gradually ascents 10m to the church at Thurne. From the top (and during the gentle ascent) the views back down to the river really open out and make the walk that much more rewarding. The view looks west, which makes this a perfect evening walk to capture the sunset over the river and marshes.

England - East England - Norfolk - Broads


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife

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