Norwich to Claxton

Norwich to Claxton

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This ride is approximately 10 miles long taking you out of the city of Norfolk, quickly into the surrounding countryside of The Broads along a flat route to the village of Claxton.

Starting from Norwich City Football ground on Carrow Road close to the city centre cycle along Carrow Road across the bridge at the junction TURN LEFT along King St heading out of the city.

Norwich Cathedral

Cycle along King Street for about 300 yards where you will come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN LEFT along Bracondale A1054 which will take straight across a roundabout and over a bridge across the small river (keeping to Bracondale Road).

400 yards past the roundabout you TURN LEFT along Whitlingham Lane. Cycle along this lane and it takes you past a lake on your left and passes across the A47. Continue along this lane as it twists and turns until you come to a’T’ junction at the end of the lane.
At the junction TURN LEFT along Kirby Road which takes you to the village of Bramerton after about three quarters of a mile. When you reach the junction at the centre of Bramerton TURN RIGHT onto The Street. Cycle along The Street for 450 yards and then TURN LEFT along Rockland Road towards the village of Rockland St Mary. After a short distance Rockland Road changes its name to Bramerton Lane.

After a few hundred yards this road bends sharply to the right. AFTER THE BEND TURN
LEFT along The Street. As you cycle along The Street you will pass dwellings on the outskirts of the village and after half a mile you come to the village of Rockland St Mary.

Cycle STRAIGHT THROUGH the village and as you leave the village the road changes its name to New Inn Hill and then Lower Road. After about 500 yards Lower Road comes to a ‘T’ junction. At the Junction TURN Left along The Street and cycle along The Street for half a mile and you come to the village of Claxton. The end of the ride before your return journey back.

On the way into the village of Claxton you pass Claxton Castle on your left. This brick built castle was built 1333. It was largely demolished in the 17th century to build Claxton Hall. Part of its outer wall and one tower remain.

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