Walking from Potter Heigham
There are a number of nice Potter Heigham walks. If you just fancy a stroll you can take a gentle amble up the riverside path from the cottage to the boating centre and then across the Potter Heigham Bridge through the village. In the village you will find the old church of St. Nicolas. The oldest part of the church is its round tower that dates back to the 12th Century.
There are a number of circular walks from Potter Heigham, all on easy ground taking in Hickling Broad or Ludham village. Potter Heigham also forms part of the Weavers’s Way, which is a bit more of a challenging walk.
The Weavers Way
Potter Heigham is part of The Weavers’ Way. This is a 56 mile walking route which stretches from Cromer to Great Yarmouth. It takes its name from the medieval cloth industry that used to dominate this area before the Industrial Revolution. You can follow the trail in stages. From Potter Heigham a 20 mile stretch heading north will take you to North Walsham via Hickling Broad, Stalham and Barton Broad. The No 6 bus will bring you back to Potter Heigham from North Walsham.
The 20 mile southerly stretch of the Weavers’ Way from Potter Heigham to Great Yarmouth follows the rivers Thurne and Bure down to Acle and takes you across marshland and along Breydon Water into Yarmouth. It’s a half hour bus ride on the 6X back to Potter Heigham with the last bus around 1740 in the afternoon, so do check the times. There are a number of other ways you can break up the Weaver’s Way into stages. You can read more here.
Short circular walk from Potter Heigham Bridge
There is a 9km circular walk from Potter Heigham Bridge via Bastick and Thurne that takes 2 and a quarter hours. You head south towards Bastick from the Bridge and then turn and go across country before turning towards the river at Thurne. The next section of the walk is right alongside the riverfront before the path goes behind the waterside cottages on the south side. The OS route can be found here.
3 to 3.5 Hour Circular Walks via Hickling Broad
If you would like a slightly longer, but still easy, route you can pick up this circular route just north of the village. It takes you to the edge of Hickling Broads where you head north before turning westwards and down towards Ludham. You then complete the circuit back at the outskirts of Potter Heigham. The OS route can be found here.
From the same starting point there is a slighly longer circular walk that takes you south to the boating centre before following the water to Hickling Broads. You pass along Hickling and then loop back to the starting point. Route is here.
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