Horning to Horning

Norfolk Broads circular.
An 11 mile flat route around the Broads and waterways of Norfolk, taking using quiet
lanes and tracks and passing through picturesque villages and hamlets. Very short detours off the circular route at Barton Turf and Irstead gives great views of Barton Broad and the staithes (the moorings for pleasure craft).
Start & finish – Horning, Norfolk
35 miles
Flat using quiet country lanes
Start at Horning Village (free car park in village)
OS Landranger 134

Leave Horning village carpark and cycle north through the village away from river and cross the A1062. Follow lanes away form A1062, taking first Right heading down narrow lanes.
Follow lane to Irstead (keep Right ignoring signs to Three Hammer Common on the left). At T junction, keep Right then bear sharp Left. If you have time, at the sharp Left, go Straight On and into Irstead village itself, where quaint houses rub shoulders with a thatched church, with the main street leading to the rivers edge and the usual cluster of moored boats.

Back on main route – follow the road out of Irstead around teh edge of the Broad into Neatishead (pub in village). In village, turn Right and then take next Right following road towards Barton Turf which is located at the top (north end) of Barton Broad. The village is well worth a visit as it runs down to the edge of the Broad. Take road out of Barton Turf as it bears Left away from Broad and on towards PennyGate, then turn Right (north) to the intersection with the A1151.

Go straight across the A1151 into the lane directly opposite, following this for 800 metres to a 4 way junction by Church Farm and turn Left. Follow road for 1.6km then take Right turn at Old Hall Farm. Hesad north for 700 metres until you reach junction with Anchor Road and turn Left, after another 700 metres take 2nd turning on Right into Mill Road. At junction by “Old Clay House” take the Right turn heading towards Dilham.

After a while you come to the A149 – turn Right and then almost immediately Left and pass through the hamlet of Dilham (named after the herb dill) and follow the lane for 2.5km until you reach teh village of Honing. Opposite the church in Honing turn Right (east) and follow lane for aprox. 2km and turn Right into East Ruston. Follow road out of village and head south east onto the intersection with the B1159, turn Left (north) onto the B1159 and then almost immediately Right (east) and follow signs to Ingham, passing through Brunstead Grange and past New Hall.

Pass straight through Ingram (church pub and public telephone in village) until you reach Stalham Green, then take the Left turn onto the Weavers Way at the village towards Hickling Broad. At Hickling, keep following Weavers Way passing through Hickling Heath and onto Catfield Common where, you take a Right (off Weavers Way) towards Catfield village.

Just before Catfield you cross the A149, then, as you hit the village, turn LEFT and follow the road south down to Ludham.

As you reach Ludham, turn Right onto the A1062, then almost immediately Left (south) off the A1062 for around 1 Km then turn Right by Ludham Hall. You then head west along this lane until you rejoin the A1062 towards Horning. After about 2km,(and after crossing the River Ant at Ludham bridge) take the Left off the A1062 at Upper Street and follow the lane back into Horning.

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