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Rambles from the Bittern & Wherry Lines in Norfolk

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park Norfolk Broads in Norfolk, England, about 3.30km (2.05 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 39m (127ft)
Descent 32m (104ft)
Max. Elevation 60m (196ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 71m (231ft)
Start & End
Stations between Norwich and Great Yarmouth & Sheringham
Distance 3.30km
Duration ~1:00h
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Tarkaman on 10 May 2010
This is not just one car-free route; it's a pointer to a whole range of routes! There are great walks from each railway station between Norwich, Cromer, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Visit these websites to access the routes: www.bitternline.com/walks2.htm and www.wherrylines.org.uk/walks.htm As a taster, here is a walk exploring Norwich's hidden wildlife, stopping at Ketts Hill, Lion Wood and Rosary Corner.

Walk Functions


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OS Grid TG238083
All the Wherry and Bittern Line walks start and finish at stations with connections to Norwich - visit the weblinks for more details of each route. For the walk around Norwich itself, cross Foundry Bridge. Turn into the pub garden for a riverside walk.
OS Grid TG239089
From Bishopgate, follow the river round to Whitefriars Bridge. From here, turn left towards the cathedral. Along the river, you may spot kingfishers, great crested grebes or grey wagtails.
About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid TG236089
Once you have seen the cathedral, return to Bishopgate and cross the river again.
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
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At the roundabout, head up Ketts Hill. Halfway up is the entrance to Ketts Heights. There are plenty of wildflowers here, which in turn attract many butterflies. You may also spot blackcaps or willow warblers.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
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Continue up the hill to Lion Wood, an ancient woodland containing beech and oak, holly and hornbeam, with Norway maple, horse chestnut and sycamore. Keep an eye put for woodpeckers and nuthatches.
About 0.69 km (~0.43 miles) from
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Head down Telegraph Lane East to Rosary Cemetery, where you will see many wildflowers - it's managed to allow them to grow around the gravestones - and maybe even the odd tawny owl.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid TG240086
Head back to the station via Rosary Road, which joins Thorpe Road.
About 0.19 km (~0.12 miles) from

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