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Reedham Walk

Discover vast views and living landscapes.

1½ miles (2.4km) approx.

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


What’s it like?
A short walk with lots of variety and scope to go further afield as well. Reedham Swing Bridge was built in 1905 and carries the Norwich to Lowestoft railway line. As the walk climbs a hill there’s a great view over the bridge, with the wide-open spaces of Norton Marshes behind. There’s also a section of old railway cutting with the walk running alongside the old Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft railway line.

What wildlife lives there?
The old hedges and trees along Common Lane provide an excellent habitat for birds and small mammals. Look out for greater spotted woodpeckers and muntjac deer.

What else is there to see?
For a longer walk you can continue along the Wherryman’s Way towards Great Yarmouth to find Polkey’s Mill, Cadge’s Mill and Reedham Steam Engine House – a group of mills restored by the Norfolk Windmills Trust. Or you can extend the walk with a short detour to the first gate that you come to beside the river heading east, to take in the vast view across Halvergate Marshes and Haddiscoe Island.

Did you know?
The New (Haddiscoe) Cut is a 2½ mile (4 km) canal which opened in 1833. It was built by Thomas Townsend to link the Rivers Waveney and Yare and make Norwich more viable as a port. There are good views along it from Holly Farm Road.