River Ant & How Hill from Ludham

A walk that includes the unique character of the Norfolk Broads. The route does include some road walking but provides the opportunity to see one of the finest windmills in the area.

Technical sheet
No. 293146
A Ludham walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 13/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h05[?]
Distance Distance : 6.69mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 46ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 46ft
Highest point Highest point : 52ft
Lowest point Lowest point : -7ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : The Broads
Location Location : Ludham
Starting point Starting point : N 52.707172° / E 1.538636°
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(D/A)The start is the car park adjacent to the moorings on the south side of Ludham village (grid ref. TG391180). After parking walk north to the main Yarmouth Road (A1062). Turn left and reaching the centre of the village turn left again down the southern end of High Street. This road soon becomes Staithe Road. After just under 600 metres take the driveway on your right (grid ref. TG388177). The tarmac driveway soon becomes a track and continues along the edge of a field to reach a track junction (grid ref. TG384180). Turn left here and continue past Ludham Hall to reach Hall Lane (grid ref. TG381174).

(1)Turn right along Hall Lane and walk to the main Norwich Road (A1062). Turn left and continue to Ludham Bridge. Do not cross the river but take the signed footpath on the right (grid ref. TG372170). This path leads along the River Ant. Stay beside the river for approximately 1.6 miles passing through the How Hill Fen Nature Reserve to arrive at a junction of paths just after the paths bear right away from the river bank (grid ref. TG368184).

(2)Turn left here and continue north following a clear path. You pass Turf Fen Drainage Mill on your left which is complete with a full set of sails. The path returns to the river bank and reached the Visitor Information Centre (grid ref. TG370190). Turn right immediately after and walk to a road (How Hill Road). Turn right along How Hill Road and continue for 600 metres to reach a signed footpath on your right. This leads across a pasture to reach another lane (grid ref TG372185).

(3)Turn left along the lane and proceed to a T-junction at Whitegates (grid ref. TG378184). Cross through and take the track slightly to your right which goes between houses. Entering a large field, the path goes half right to reach the Norwich Road (grid ref. TG382182). Turn left along the road. Ignore the first road on your right (Broad Reaches) and then turn right down Lover's Lane (grid ref. TG384182).

(4)Continue along this lane which soon becomes a track to re-join your outward route. Reaching Staithe Road, turn left and continue to the centre of the village. Turn right along the Yarmouth road and take the first right back to the start.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 7ft - Start: Ludham village car park
1 : mi 1.38 - alt. 10ft - Turn right along Hall Lane
2 : mi 3.66 - alt. 10ft - Turn left at path junction
3 : mi 4.81 - alt. 7ft - Turn left along lane
4 : mi 5.57 - alt. 26ft - Turn right down Lover's Lane
D/A : mi 6.69 - alt. 7ft - Finish: Ludham village car park

Useful Information

This Norfolk Broads walk includes many of the features that make this area so interesting including a fine example of a drainage water windmill. The route is generally easy to follow although there is some road walking so extra care needs to be taken with traffic.

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Mon 19 Apr 2021 10:50:48 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 19/04/21
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

A varied riverside walk taking in the big Norfolk skies and nature reserves.

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