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The Wherryman's Way from Berney Arms to Great Yarmouth

A leisurely walk (riverside) in national park Norfolk Broads starting and finishing in Norfolk, England, about 8.40km (5.22 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 4m (13ft)
Descent 2m (6ft)
Max. Elevation 10m (32ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 6m (19ft)
Berney Arms station
Great Yarmouth
Distance 8.40km
Duration ~2:15h
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 31 Jul 2010
This walk starts at one of England's smallest stations - Berney Arms. The facilities may be somewhat lacking - just a platform and small wooden hut - but the location is ideal. You are dropped right in the heart of the Broads, with no village or road about, and from here easy tracks take you to Great Yarmouth, a few miles away. There's also a windmill and pub. The best day for this walk is Sunday, when five trains leave Great Yarmouth for Berney Arms; on other days, it's only two a day.

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Get off the train at Berney Arms. It's a request stop in more ways than one. You need to tell the conductor to stop for one, and the station was built after Thomas Trench Berney sold the land to the railway company - on the insistence that a station was built!
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Head across the field to the Berney Arms Mill, a 19 century windmill. It wasn't built to mill anything quaintly rustic like corn, but rather cement. Oh well, it's still a lovely spot. Go through the gate towards the riverside path.
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
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Next stop is the Berney Arms Inn, a remote pub beloved of walkers and those exploring the Broads by boat. From here, head northeast along the river into the Nature Reserve.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
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The path runs alongside Breydon Water for a few miles, with lovely views of the Broads landscape.
About 1.75 km (~1.09 miles) from
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The path soon reaches the outskirts of Great Yarmouth, from where there are buses into town. You can also follow the signs to the railway station.
About 4.15 km (~2.58 miles) from
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The station is just on the banks of the river. This walk is part of the Wherrymans Way - for a description of the whole 35-mile route from Norwich to Great Yarmouth, and more walks from the stations on the Wherry Line, visit www.wherrymansway.net
About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from

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