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Wensum Way

19 km / 12 miles

Norfolk
Although only just over 12 miles in length, the Wensum Way passes through some beautiful central Norfolk landscape, much of it alongside or close to the river that gives the trail its name. The River Wensum, which takes its name from Old English word for ‘winding’, is a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and a Special Area of Conservation. The Wensum Way links the Nar Valley Way at Gressenhall with the Marriott’s Way at Lenwade, passing through rural landscape between Gressenhall and Swanton Morley, then following the river valley, abundant with wildlife, through to Lenwade. It also forms an important link between the Nar Valley Way and Marriott's Way, creating a continuous walk right across Norfolk from King's Lynn in the west to Great Yarmouth in the east. Information and a map are online on the weblink below.

Surfaces, signposting and furniture on the Wensum Way is the same standard as the National Trails. Work to upgrade 1200 miles-worth of designated countryside paths to this high standard by Norfolk County Council across the network has created the portfolio of footpaths known as the Norfolk Trails.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Easy; River
Start
TF974169 - Gressenhall Museum, Norfolk
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Finish
TG104185 - Lenwade, Norfolk
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Web Sites

Maps:

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Self-catering

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Walkers are Welcome

 
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
Self-catering
The Retreat  (bookable online)
1 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Keepers Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
2 Km
Walkers are Welcome
2 Km
2 Km
Self-catering
Maple Barns  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
6 Km
Self-catering
The Bothy  (bookable online)
2 Km
9 Km
Self-catering
Jotts Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
9 Km
Self-catering
Breeze Barn  (bookable online)
3 Km
9 Km
Self-catering
Pound End  (bookable online)
2 Km
12 Km
Self-catering
The Stables  (bookable online)
1 Km
14 Km
Self-catering
The Orchard  (bookable online)
1 Km
14 Km
Self-catering
Kingfisher Apartments  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
15 Km
Self-catering
Eades Mill  (bookable online)
3 Km
18 Km
Hotels
The Parson Woodforde  (bookable online)
3 Km
19 Km
Self-catering
Oak Lodge  (bookable online)
4 Km
19 Km
Self-catering
Wagtail Barn  (bookable online)
4 Km
19 Km
Self-catering
Manor Farm Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
19 Km

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Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping

Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

20.5 Km (12.7 miles)
149 m (489 ft) ascent
52 m (171 ft)  maximum height