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Slow Ways linking Great Yarmouth and Acle, Caister-on-Sea, Gorleston-on-Sea, Loddon

England / Norfolk / Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth’s four Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 1/4

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Slow Way Route To do
Acle—Great Yarmouth
Aclgre one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 45m Descent 43m
Acle—Great Yarmouth
Aclgre two Survey me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent - Descent -
Caister-on-Sea—Great Yarmouth
Caigre one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 19m Descent 21m
Great Yarmouth—Gorleston-on-Sea
Gregor one Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 23m Descent 29m
Loddon—Great Yarmouth
Lodgre one Verify me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 113m Descent 118m
Loddon—Great Yarmouth
Lodgre three Review me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 152m Descent 157m

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Collective progress

67% of Great Yarmouth’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

6/6

reviewed

1/6

surveyed

3/6

verified

8 people have contributed to Great Yarmouth’s Slow Ways

10 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Great Yarmouth

96km out of 96km have been walked and reviewed

202km of reviews have been shared in Great Yarmouth

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Leaving Yarmouth along Breydon water is a nice long flat walk where you can pretty much see the end from the start. I was happy we'd done it from the Yarmouth end as if we'd started from Acle I would have been carrying an extra few pounds of mud on my boots all the way!...

Alex Bennett

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One section along the river suggested taking a dirt path away from the river path but I don't think that small stretch was a footpath as no obvious way down. We have walked this just after one of the wettest February's recorded note and that first section to Berney Arms nearly completely fine underfoot. The track which follows the river towards Berney Arms was also good under foot. We've walked this section before in winter and it wasn't this bad. As the first review said there is the request stop on the railway at the Berney Arms mid way and there are pubs dotted in the villages towards Acle....

Truffle

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This can be an enjoyable walk, however some areas either do not have pavement or natural walking spaces and so accesability would be tricky. There was quite a bit of rubbish around, however you are going through built up areas. This is deffinatly one to walk in the daytime, night or dusk could be dangerous for multiple reasons....

Michael Winterburn

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There was a fair amount of rubbish thay could be seen during my walk, more so on the path than the beach and mostly glass bottles on the path....

Michael Winterburn

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The Berney Arms pub has been closed for a few years but still have their picnic benches by the river and we stopped here for lunch (no refreshment stops until pub in Halvergate, which was also closed so check opening times if you plan to stop here). There is a train stop at Berney, it’s request ie you flag the train down, so route could be broken down into two....

Kerry Davis

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I reviewed this route yesterday and found it a pleasurable walk, I did rush and found a few places to stop and just take the sights in....

Danny Dring

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After taking a left on Norton Road and walking through a field (which was VERY muddy), you eventually reach a church, and once back on Norton Road, this is where the route splits from Lodgre One, which heads off in the direction of Reedham Ferry. This path then follows alongside a small stream/ditch, and you can see in the distance the road bridge at St Olaves that will eventually be where you need to get to. However - as you leave St Olaves in the direction of Fritton, there is a short stretch about 200m long where there is just a small gravel path right next to the road - the speed limit at this part is 40mph, but could be a bit unsettling as the road is quite busy. Once in Fritton, there is a left hand turn next to a closed Pub, and you follow this quiet road to the end, and then turn right. I did follow how this route has been mapped when it comes to the church, but you can actually walk through the church yard instead which brings you out at the same point instead of walking on the road. At this point, i would suggest trying to cross so that you end up on the LEFT hand side of the road, because as you follow Gapton Hall road, the path on the right hand side eventually comes to an end - due to traffic in this area, this can make it quite difficult to cross....

Matt Tre

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Acle—Great Yarmouth

mtormey added Aclgre two, a new walk from Acle to Great Yarmouth

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I walked this route from Acle to Great Yarmouth. I want to like it, and there's a lot about it that's great - it's beautiful in The Broads, and following the riverside path for 95% of this walk is straightforward and easy. These two issues were especially bad in the segment of the route from just north of the New Road along the river, east along the river about half a mile or so. After passing the railway station, I didn't like that the route stuck to North Quay, a big busy road. The route isn't terrible, but there's enough about it that's a bit challenging!...

mtormey

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I walked this route starting at Gorleston, the suggested route actually goes along Pavilion Road, which doesn't have any pavements at that point, an alternative round there would be to stay close to the beach until the Pier Hotel and then follow that round which then would join this route as it goes onto Riverside Road....

Matt Tre

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It's a sandy/ grassy/ dune as said below but mostly flat and also agree its a much quieter alternative to walk along the beach. I took my shoes off and walked barefoot by the seashore for some it, which was joyful. The number 8 bus from Caister to Great Yarmouth is quite frequent....

Saira

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It was quite straightforward and follows the river Yare/ Norfolk Coastal path for much of the way. I especially enjoyed seeing the cottages, parrotdise and the lighthouse. Gorleston is beautiful....

Saira

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The ground from Berney Arms to Reedham is super uneven and there are lots of holes, so worth wearing good boots with ankle support....

Saira

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It's quieter to walk the route fully on the beach, but that's less accessible and there's decent public transport (bus) between start and end points if you're only walking one way....

Alex Bennett

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This route is mostly off-road and two thirds follows dyke paths alongside rivers and breydon water. The route follows the Wherryman's Way and is clearly signposted for the majority of the route. It's a lovely route for wildlife and wide open skies and is great on the right day....

Truffle

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A pleasant walk that is mostly along seaside promenades from Great Yarmouth up until the holiday park between Great Yarmouth and Caister, where the pavement ends and the path goes onto the back of the dunes, before then turning inland past the Lifeboat station. (this section prior to turning in is the most difficult part, and, as another review has mentioned, could probably be avoided by turning into the large car park first, prior to the lifeboat station. (only reason for 4* and not 5*)...

Matt Tre

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There are few alternative options due to the waterways and the fact this follows the Norfolk Coast path shows there are little other options....

Truffle

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The route could also be walked mostly on the beach proper even at high tide from Caister to Britannia pier in Great Yarmouth. The slight deviation at great Yarmouth takes you onto the path between the beach and the waterways away from the road....

Truffle

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Acle—Great Yarmouth

Slow Ways added Aclgre one, a new walk from Acle to Great Yarmouth

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Caister-on-Sea—Great Yarmouth

Slow Ways added Caigre one, a new walk from Caister-on-Sea to Great Yarmouth

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Great Yarmouth—Gorleston-on-Sea

Slow Ways added Gregor one, a new walk from Great Yarmouth to Gorleston-on-Sea

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Loddon—Great Yarmouth

Slow Ways added Lodgre one, a new walk from Loddon to Great Yarmouth

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Loddon—Great Yarmouth

Slow Ways added Lodgre three, a new walk from Loddon to Great Yarmouth

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Great Yarmouth, Mon 27 May

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Great Yarmouth’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TG5242807639

Lat / Lon

52.60785° / 1.72687°

Easting / Northing

652,428E / 307,639N

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