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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.
Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 17km/11mi||Ascent 45m||Descent 43m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 19km/12mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Enjoy me||Distance 6km/4mi||Ascent 19m||Descent 21m|
||Survey me||Distance 5km/3mi||Ascent 23m||Descent 29m|
||Verify me||Distance 24km/15mi||Ascent 113m||Descent 118m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 24km/15mi||Ascent 152m||Descent 157m|
54% of Great Yarmouth’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
5 people have contributed to Great Yarmouth’s Slow Ways
3 people have pledged to walk and review a route
1 people have surveyed a route in Great Yarmouth
52km out of 96km have been walked and reviewed
104km of reviews have been shared in Great Yarmouth
mtormey added Aclgre two, a new walk from Acle to Great YarmouthWalk this route
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!...
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....
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....
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....
The ground from Berney Arms to Reedham is super uneven and there are lots of holes, so worth wearing good boots with ankle support....
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....
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....
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*)...
There are few alternative options due to the waterways and the fact this follows the Norfolk Coast path shows there are little other options....
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....
Slow Ways added Aclgre one, a new walk from Acle to Great YarmouthWalk this route
Slow Ways added Caigre one, a new walk from Caister-on-Sea to Great YarmouthWalk this route
Slow Ways added Gregor one, a new walk from Great Yarmouth to Gorleston-on-SeaWalk this route
Slow Ways added Lodgre one, a new walk from Loddon to Great YarmouthWalk this route
Great Yarmouth’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
52.60785° / 1.72687°
Easting / Northing
652,428E / 307,639N
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