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How Hill to Ludham Bridge

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How Hill to Ludham Bridge
Author: Rkmbe, Published: 27 Nov 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Norfolk, Norfolk Broads
Walk Type: River or lakeside
How Hill to Ludham Bridge
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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A pleasant circular walk along field paths and river banks, taking in the Ludham marshes, where if you are very lucky a Bittern may be seen. Wildlife is very prolific here and along the route you may see marsh harriers, sparrow hawks, wetland birds or even an otter. The path section from Ludham Bridge to Toad Hole Cottage is on a new flood bank to protect the new marshes built about 2005 to encourage rare wildlife.

The walk is written for those arriving by boat, starting from the nearest moorings, but there are also two car parks available on route for those arriving by car.

By boat, head upstream on the River Ant To How Hill moorings.The walk starts from these moorings.

By car take the A1062 from Wroxham to Ludham, pass over Ludham Bridge (Option 1 is to start the walk from the car park here - adjust the route to begin with the last section). Alternatively, half a mile further on, on a sharp bend go left, follow the road and at the second junction, turn left signed How Hill. A car park can be found on the left, for How Hill Toad Hole Cottage. For Option 2, start the walk here, beginning with the second section.

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Walk Sections

Start (Moorings) to Car Park and Road
Start (Moorings) to Car Park and Road

Start point: 52.7177 lat, 1.5077 long
End point: 52.716 lat, 1.5112 long

Leave moorings and head towards Toad Hole Cottage, take the path to the right of the buiding. Go through small gate and head across the picnic/games grass field to reach the car park and road at the far side.

Car Park and Road to Hole in Hedge

Start point: 52.716 lat, 1.5112 long
End point: 52.7133 lat, 1.5132 long

On reaching the road, turn right and proceed down the road following it as it bends to the left. Continue until you reach the footpath sign pointing right through the hedge (near a telegraph pole).

Hole in Hedge to Farm Yard Gate

Start point: 52.7133 lat, 1.5132 long
End point: 52.7076 lat, 1.5127 long

Pass through the hedge, follow the path to the very narrow small gate. Pass through and carry on until you reach the road. Cross over, follow path across the field opposite until you reach another road near a house. Turn left.

Farm Yard Gate to Main Road
Farm Yard Gate to Main Road

Start point: 52.7076 lat, 1.5127 long
End point: 52.706 lat, 1.5162 long

Turn left and follow road. Pass through a farm yard to reach the main road (A1062).
Cross over the road and go through a gap in the hedge (Note: this is difficult to see).

Main Road to Road Crossing

Start point: 52.706 lat, 1.5162 long
End point: 52.7028 lat, 1.5152 long

Turn right immediatley on the other side of the hedge. This is a field boundry used as a footpath. Follow this to the house at the end, and at this point cross the road.

Road Crossing to Ludham Bridge
Road Crossing to Ludham Bridge

Start point: 52.7028 lat, 1.5152 long
End point: 52.6995 lat, 1.5098 long

Turn left and follow footpath passing the Dog Inn, Carvan Park and toilets on the right. Continue until you reach Ludham Bridge and shop.

Ludham Bridge to End
Ludham Bridge to End

Start point: 52.6995 lat, 1.5098 long
End point: 52.7176 lat, 1.5076 long

Turn right walking past the car park and boat moorings until you reach a gate on the Right (not the one near the River). Pass through, follow the path on the flood protection bank, go through another gate keep on walking until you reach the end.

This section is the new area created for the encouragement for Bitterns to breed (one was seen on the day of tracking this walk at midday flying low over the marsh). Marsh harriers are frequently also seen on this section.

Turn left and head for the windmill, at the start of the moorings turn right to the reach the point where the walk began.

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1 responses to "How Hill to Ludham Bridge"

followed instructions early on in walk...definite error in instructing left at telegraph pole when it should have been right...

ADMIN RESPONSE: Many thanks for taking the time to let us know about this and sorry for the error in this walk. We have corrected the directions so that all future walkers have the correct info.

By deananstee on 2015-04-01 16:29:06

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Taken at 7 am in the morning
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Uploaded: 01 Jan 1970
Sun set at how hill
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