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Hoveton

Norfolk


Slow Ways linking Hoveton and Acle, Aylsham, Horsham St Faith, North Walsham, Norwich, Stalham

England / Norfolk / Hoveton

Hoveton’s six Slow Ways are 54% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 2/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Aylsham—Hoveton
Aylhov one

Survey me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 49m Descent 79m
Horsham St Faith—Hoveton
Horhov one Pioneer me Distance 10km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Horsham St Faith—Hoveton
Horhov two Pioneer me Distance 10km/7mi Ascent 31m Descent 49m
Hoveton—Acle
Hovacl one

Double check Distance 17km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Hoveton—Acle
Hovacl two Review me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 70m Descent 68m
Hoveton—Stalham
Hovsta one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 59m Descent 61m
North Walsham—Hoveton
Norhov one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 41m Descent 73m
Norwich—Hoveton
Norwhov five Survey me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 118m Descent 120m

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Collective progress

50% of Hoveton’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

6/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

2/8

verified

21 people have contributed to Hoveton’s Slow Ways

14 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Hoveton

94km out of 115km have been walked and reviewed

353km of reviews have been shared in Hoveton

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All in all, a nice walk to go on and I'm sure would be lovely in the summer....

Brett Cossey

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Often however there were parts that brought you alongside busy roads or at one point a need to cross a fairly busy road (the slower of us got left behind for a bit :))....

David Brett

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It took us around 4 hours from start to end (including a 40 minute break.) The route is fairly simple with lots of busy roads and the occasional muddy ones. Overall, the route was filled with scenic views and was an enjoyable one - we even spotted a deer! I would recommend carrying light snacks and wearing running shoes for the route....

Aarav Parmar

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Luke Peacock took this photo on Norwhov five

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I give this route a rating of 4 stars out of 5 due to it intersecting North Walsham Road (B1150) twice, making parts of the walk dangerous and some members of the group had to wait a considerable amount of time in order to walk safely. I would recommend this walk to anyone who is local to Norwich and wants to walk along a peaceful route....

Luke Peacock

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The long, loud walk along Sprowston road was particularly jarring after coming out of the pleasant Mousehold woodland area. I did notice a good amount of dog poo bins along the way, and would say the walk is definitely appropriate for those with dogs as there were no stiles to obstruct. The latter end of the walk takes you through some nice villages, with interesting houses to look at along the way....

Megan Brain

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This route took us about 4 hours to complete, albiet it with several stops for various activities. Alot of this route was along a busy road from Heartsease to Sprowston which doesnt have the most ideal of scenaries. However after this there was lots of nature to see, we spotted Kestrels, Robins, Squirrels and even a lovely cat in Mousehold....

Solomon Blazer

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Half of the walk is on pavements/road/walking through towns with the other half on public footpath and only a small portion in mud (given it did rain the previous day)....

Edwin

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It was an easy walk, easy to navigate. Not very nice pubs in Wroxham and google maps said the Kings Head was closed but found out later it was open....

ajnarracott

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However, Mousehold Heath and it's paths are not very accessible if you are infirm or have difficulties walking in general, very uneven and hilly in parts....

Russell Graham

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During the walk we saw a single cyclist and a few dog walkers, although as you're able to join the route at various stages, I suspect they didn't cycle / walk the full 9 miles (18 if returning!) - unfortunately the train wasn't running on the day we walked and so we had to plan who drove to Wroxham / Alysham and who would drive each other back - none of us fancied the return 9 miles....

Gavin

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Chris Harrison took this photo on Hovacl two

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We would walk this in the other direction, having decent weather is better as it could become very muddy in places potentially after heavy rain, about 90% of the route is safe except for a main road out of Wroxham which is busy and wouldn't advise it with younger children....

Chris Harrison

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Hoveton—Acle

Chris Harrison pledged to walk Hovacl two

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- In Sprowston on Church Lane there is an entrance which allows you to walk though Barkers Lane Open Space and Millenium Woodland alongside Church Lane which I think is nicer than walking on the pavement. - The walk along Rackheath Lane/Skinners Lane from Spixworth to Wroxham is very nice (photo added) but I couldn't find any benches or suitable points to sit down and it is a long stretch...

Ian Beeden

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Amanda Seminerio took this photo on Hovacl one

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I think that if you could cut out the main road aspects and park close to that first country lane it would make the walk much more enjoyable. You don't really need to start the walk from Hoveton as this was just another main road walking passed all the residential houses and not particularly very interesting. All in all phase 1 was a pleasant quiet walk - the terrain was mainly flat walking on the quiet country roads, the country lane was a bit more rugged but not too bad.....

Amanda Seminerio

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Aylsham—Hoveton

Chris Harrison pledged to walk Aylhov one

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Hoveton—Acle

Amanda Seminerio pledged to walk Hovacl one

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Amanda Seminerio took this photo on Hovsta one

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I tried walking down what I believed was a route off of the main road but it led to a dead end. After quite some time the walk finally took me back onto the main road where I walked the rest of the way to Stalham....

Amanda Seminerio

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Norwich—Hoveton

Christie Williamson pledged to walk Norwhov five

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Hoveton—Stalham

Amanda Seminerio pledged to walk Hovsta one

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A final caution should be given to the part of the route that crosses the B1150 out of Spixworth again quite a lot of traffic both ways here and no pedestrian crossing, something to consider again in terms of accessibility....

Jonty_Cakes

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This section is the Bure Valley Walk between Hoveton and Aylsham is consisting of a footpath/Cyclepath alongside the Bure Valley Railway. Therefor it is flat and takes advantage of the embankments and cuttings that facilitate the railway. It is well maintained and sections of it are being resurfaced this year...

Tim Graham-Jones

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Tim Graham-Jones took this photo on Aylhov one

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I can’t say I’d recommend this walk for push chairs or wheel chairs as whilst some parts had good wheel chair access (such as the Coltishall access stop), there were some potentially awkward obstacles to overcome (pictured)....

Tom

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Great walking route but it would be tough for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Uneven, gravel walkaways would make wheeling hard work. Pathways are narrow in places and some exits off the route are steps only....

Helen Watson

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There are currently five suggested routes from Norwich to Hoveton, this one takes the safest option over the Broadland Northway road to the north of Norwich, using a bridge via Spixworth, instead of using a crossing near the roundabout on Wroxham Road. Once you've travelled along Sprowston Road and gone over Blenheim Road, there is a cut through to Church Lane, although this features a kissing gate which may block access for buggies/wheelchairs. The route crosses the North Walsham Road, which can be quite busy, so care needs to be taken here. Once into Wroxham, the route follows Church Street, which does not have pavements although again this road is fairly quiet. once you follow Church Lane, this goes over the railway, before joining the main Norwich Road. Turn left, and follow this through Wroxham, as you reach the boatyards there is a set of traffic lightsq to allow you to cross, as you need to use a footbridge to cross the river which is on the right hand side of the road....

Matt Tre

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Hoveton

BV_Local surveyed Hoveton

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Dedicated walking and cycling route that runs adjacent to Bure Valley light railway....

BV_Local

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Hoveton

Ellie Ashbh surveyed Hoveton

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This is just a test review - please ignore (although I have walked it and it is a good route)...

SarahTaigelSW

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As currently defined this route has a section of over 1.5 miles along the extremely busy B1150 Norwich to North Walsham road. There is no path whatsoever for most of that stretch and, consequently, I considered it too dangerous to take. Fortunately, we were able to take a couple of detours which were extremely pleasant - although I am not certain the paths were public rights of way....

WymondhamES

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Norwich—Hoveton

Katy Walters added Norwhov five, a new walk from Norwich to Hoveton

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Horsham St Faith—Hoveton

Tony Parsons added Horhov two, a new walk from Horsham St Faith to Hoveton

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Hoveton—Acle

Tony Parsons added Hovacl two, a new walk from Hoveton to Acle

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Aylsham—Hoveton

WendyTobitt added Aylhov one, a new walk from Aylsham to Hoveton

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Horsham St Faith—Hoveton

Tony Parsons added Horhov one, a new walk from Horsham St Faith to Hoveton

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Hoveton—Acle

Tony Parsons added Hovacl one, a new walk from Hoveton to Acle

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North Walsham—Hoveton

WendyTobitt added Norhov one, a new walk from North Walsham to Hoveton

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Hoveton—Stalham

Slow Ways added Hovsta one, a new walk from Hoveton to Stalham

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Hoveton, Sun 25 February

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Hoveton’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TG3042218199

Lat / Lon

52.71239° / 1.40987°

Easting / Northing

630,422E / 318,199N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Hoveton's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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