Trunch: a Parish Walk

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Trunch is a small inland village close to the Norfolk coast. It stands in an area of outstanding natural beauty. In the centre of the village is the attractive church of St Botolph's, situated next door to the 16th Century village pub and close to the village store. This Norfolk village can trace its history back to 1066. Trunch was probably founded by invaders from across the North Sea. The name may be a Dutch word meaning 'weighing place', as there was reference to a market as far back as 1242, when Earl Warren by royal warrant claimed a weekly market on Saturdays. It could also relate to Le Tronchet in France, whose abbey is said to have possessions in Norfolk. Or it could be a Celtic word, 'Tron-coid', meaning a wood on a promontory. Loke, the name of several paths along which you will walk, means private path or road.

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
1/7/2013 - PAT NARRACOTT

Completed this walk on Jan 6th 2013 on a bright sunny day. The signposting was very good, the views gorgeous and thoroughly recommend. Boots required though - agricultural area and very muddy in places - to us that adds to the fun.

7/19/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Roy Davenport tells us that he has just completed this walk and all is OK. July 2011. Adrian (Admin)

7/21/2010 - Adrian Perkins

Roy Davenport tells us he has recently completed this walk and says there were no problems. Thank you for this, Roy. July 2010. Adrian (Administration)

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