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Ludham to How Hill Walking Route

A walk through a traditional Broads village and along the River Ant.

6.2 miles (10km) approx.

The link below will take you to a pdf of the route.


What’s it like?
Womack Water is a good place to see traditional Broads boats out and about. Wherries Albion and Maud are based here as well as the Norfolk Heritage Fleet of traditional mahogany 1930s Broads yachts. You can explore the village of Ludham, visit How Hill National l Nature Reserve and enjoy a riverside walk. How Hill offers Toad Hole Cottage Museum, wildlife boat trips on the Electric Eel and a wildlife walking trail. There are also three drainage mills on the site.

What wildlife lives there?
As well as How Hill and its wildlife, you’ll see Buttle Marsh, a new marsh where land is being encouraged to revert to a wetland to attract bitterns and other water-loving birds. Buttle is an old name for a bittern. There’s lots of other wildlife to see too – dragonflies, butterflies, wintering birds and wildfowl.

What else is there to see?
St Catherine’s Church, which is mainly 15th century. The font shows an unusual green woman.

Did you know?
Ludham Hall was once a palace for the Bishop of Norwich. To this day the bishop is also Abbot of St Benet’s. You can visit the abbey by walking from Ludham or stopping at the abbey moorings on the River Bure.