Great Yarmouth to Great Yarmouth Circular

Great Yarmouth – Burgh Castle Circular – 23 miles

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Along roads and country lanes suitable for road bikes on an all tarmac route. Virtually flat route.

Suggested start of cycle ride is The Britannia Pier, South Beach Parade, Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth has been a seaside resort since approx 1760 and is known locally as ‘ Yarmouth’ . It is recognized as being the gateway to the Norfolk Broads

From the Britannia Pier look across the road and slightly to your left and you will see Kings Road. Cycle along Kings Road which in turn runs into Queens Road. Cycle to the end of Queens Road and at the ‘T’ junction turn right along South Quay. You will now be cycling with the estuary on you left.

Carry on along this road for about 500 yards and you will come to a bridge across the estuary (road name is Bridge Road).

Turn left onto the bridge and cycle across the bridge. As you reach the other side of the
estuary take the first turning on your left, Southtown Road. Cycle along this road for approx 1 mile where Souhtown Road joins Beeches Road, carry straight on along Beeches Road for about 400 yards and you will come to a roundabout.
At the roundabout take the 3rd exit, Burgh Road. Cycle along Burgh Road for about three quarters of a mile and you will come to a roundabout. Go Straight across the roundabout keeping to Burgh Road.

Burgh Road then runs into Market Road for about 800 yards then you will come to a ‘T’ junction with Mill Road. Turn right at this junction. At this point you will have left the suburbs of Great Yarmouth and be heading out into the countryside and rural lanes.
After about 100 yards the road bends sharply to tour left and runs into High Road carry on along this road and after a short distance you will come to Burgh Castle Village.

As you enter the village you will come to a turning on your left, Butt Lane. Turn left down this lane. Note: if you where to carry straight on through the village you will come to an ancient roman fort, Gariannunum, which is one of several roman forts the area built about 260ad as protection from attacks from the Saxons from the river. You can also reach Burgh Castle from this direction.

As you continue along Butt lane you will pass Burgh Castle on your right and Burgh Castle marina ( a nice place to stop for a well earned rest with views across the marsh on the opposite side of the river) Carry on along Butt Lane to the end, about 1 mile. ( towards the end of the lane it changes its name to Stepshort.
At the ‘T’ junction at the end of Stepshort turn right along New road towards the centre of Belton.

After about 400 yards you will reach the centre of Belton and you should turn left along BraconRoad.
Cycle along Bracon Road which in turn runs into Beecles Road and after about 200 yards more you will come to a junction with the A143 crossing your path.
At this junction you should take the road opposite you, Lound Road. Lound Road will take you to Browston ( approx three quarters of a mile).

When you reach the end of the road turn right along Browston lane for about 100 yards. Which will take you over the river and then left along Yarmouth Road, after about 400 yards you will come to Hall Road on your left. Turn left along Hall Road which will take you back over the river and in the direction of Hopton On Sea.

After approximatley three quarters of a mile turn left along Dorking Road. Cycle to the short distance to the end of the road then turn left on to Jay Lane.

Continue along Jay Lane for 600 yards where the road meets with Yarmouth Road A12. Go straight across the junction then turn immediate left along Lowestoft Road.

Cycle along Lowestoft Road for 500 yards then turn right on to Station Road.
Hopton On Sea is the former home town of Joe Pasquale and Eddie Large…

After approx 200 yards Station Road runs into Warren Road, follow this road all the way around the left hand bend and you will shortly be cycling with a golf course on both sides of the road (Gorleston Golf Club). Cycle all the way to the end of Warren Road and at the end you need to turn right and then immediate right along Yallop Ave. Cycle to the end of Yallop Ave. (300 yards) and then at the end of the road turn left along Marine Parade. You are now back on the sea front heading towards Gorleston and Great Yarmouth with about 5 miles to go.

Cycle all the way along Marine Parade. At the end of Marine Parade keep bearing right along Clff Hill. Keep to Cliff hill to you rech the end of it (about a third of a mile) and at the end turn right onto Pier Walk.

After about 100 yards you come to Riverside Road on your left. Turn left along Riverside Road and continue along this road past the Lifeboat Station. After about a mile this road runs into Malthouse Lane, continue along keeping to the water front.
At the end of Malthouse Lane turn right along Southtown Road.

Cycle along this road for approx 1 mile and you will come to the bridge across the river ( BridgeRoad)
Turn right and cross the river as you reach the other side turn right along South Quay.
After about 500 yards turn left along Queen Street which in turn runs into Kings Street and will bring you back to The Brittania Pier at the end of the road and the end of your ride.

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