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|The Ferry Inn and Bure Valley|
|Author: Adnams, Published: 14 Apr 2014||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 5 mile circular pub walk from the Ferry Inn in Stokesby, Norfolk. The Ferry Inn is a lovely country pub set alongside the River Bure, offering picturesque, tranquil and unspoilt surroundings. The walking route explores the traditional farming landscape of the Broads, taking in the marshes and dykes which are home to a wide variety of wildlife. |
The walking route is almost entirely flat. You will need to negotiate one gate and two footbridges on route, but there are no stiles. The grass embankment paths are fairly narrow and uneven. They can be muddy in winter and a bit overgrown summer (so shorts are not recommended unless you are immune to nettles!) Approximate time 2 hours.
Stokesby is located between Acle and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. The walk starts and finishes from the Ferry Inn, on Ferry Lane, which has its own car park. Approximate post code NR29 3EX.
|Start to Drainage Mill|
Start point: 52.6379 lat, 1.5918 long
Leave the pub car park via the vehicle entrance and turn left for a few paces passing the pub to reach the water ahead. Turn right, passing a row of pretty cottages to the right and with the water to the left. Continue past a playing area on the right and then follow the stone track as it swings right and leads you to a T-junction with the village road.
|Drainage Mill to New Road|
Start point: 52.6377 lat, 1.579 long
Continue on the embankment path, passing a pretty white thatched cottage to the right. The path swings right, passing Stokesby pumping station on the left. Immediately afterwards do NOT follow the path left across the bridge, instead follow the concrete farm track ahead with a crop field to the right and a drainage dyke to the left.
|New Road to Woodland Fork|
Start point: 52.6485 lat, 1.5779 long
Turn left across the bridge, then immediately right onto the signed footpath which follows the drainage dyke, Muck Fleet, down to the right. Follow this path for some distance.
|Woodland Fork to Whitegate Farm Lane|
Start point: 52.6555 lat, 1.6029 long
Fork right here and follow the path heading south with drainage dykes each side and crop fields beyond. At about 2 o’clock you’ll see the farm buildings on the horizon, this is Whitegate Farm which you will be passing later.
|Whitegate Farm Lane to End|
Start point: 52.6468 lat, 1.5964 long
Cross over and keep ahead to follow the path straight across the centre of the crop field. Across to the right you’ll see the buildings of Whitegate Farm. At the far side of the field, turn left along the farm track, with power lines running parallel on the left.
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Do this one in the summer, it's quite exposed and very slippery after rain. Really nice though.
|By Terry on 09 Jan 2016|
Lovely Sunday afternoon walk. Overcast but very mild. Easy to follow route besides Muck Fleet and across fields. The footpaths across some of the fields will be ploughed over shortly.
|By Arty65 on 30 Oct 2016|
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