Shelton & Fritton Common from Tyrrels Wood

This Norfolf walk visits a number of villages with pretty cottages and interesting churches lying to the south-west of Norwich. The route uses quiet country lanes, field paths and ends with a section of the Boudicca Way long distance footpath.

Technical sheet
No. 293104
A Pulham Market walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 16/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h10[?]
Distance Distance : 6.83mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 66ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 46ft
Highest point Highest point : 223ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 141ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Pulham Market
Starting point Starting point : N 52.456866° / E 1.244215°
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Description

(D)The start is the small car park at Tyrrel's Wood (grid ref. TM205893) which lies to the east of the A140 a few miles south of Long Stratton. After parking, exit the car park and turn left along Wood Lane following the Boudicca Way east. At the first cross roads turn left into Anson's Lane and then first right. After just under a kilometre turn left into the village of Hardwick.

(1)Reaching the junction in the centre of the village, bear left into Hall Lane and follow this lane for a further kilometre to a junction with Common Road (grid ref. TM220905). Bear left and follow the road north to Shelton and the attractive church of St Marys which is on your left. Take the footpath through the churchyard, exit on the northern boundary and continue across a field to a junction of paths (grid ref. TM221912). Continue straight ahead here and walk through fields to reach a road at the southern end of Fritton Common (grid ref. TM223918).

(2)Follow Middle Road north through the common to reach Fritton Hall on your right (grid ref. TM225926). Take the road on your left opposite the Hall (School Road) and after 500 metres take the footpath on your left. This path leads across a field to St John the Baptist church with its attractive round tower so typical of this area. Turn left along the lane and just after the five large storage barns on your right, take the footpath on the right (grid ref. TM215923). The path follows the edge of the field with the boundary on your immediate right.

(3)At the end of the field turn left onto a path/track heading south which soon divides. Bear left and follow the bridleway south, crossing a road (grid ref. TM212919) to reach Mayfield Farm along their access road. Bear right after the farm buildings and follow the bridleway, joining the Boudicca Way, to reach the western side of Wood Green (grid ref. TM208914).

(4)Turn left and walk south passing a tennis court on your left. Turn right in front of the cottages and continue to reach a road (grid ref. TM205911). Turn left down the road and when the road bends sharp right, continue ahead on the signed Boudicca Way. The path soon enters woodland continuing in a southerly direction. Follow the waymarks for the Boudicca Way as the path wends its way through Tyrrel's Wood to reach the car park and the end of the walk.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 187ft - Start: Tyrrel's Wood car park
1 : mi 1.38 - alt. 177ft - Bear left into Hall Lane
2 : mi 2.81 - alt. 174ft - Follow Middle Road north
3 : mi 4.35 - alt. 174ft - Turn left at end of field
4 : mi 5.24 - alt. 190ft - Turn left and walk south
D/A : mi 6.83 - alt. 190ft - Finish: Tyrrel's Wood car park

Useful Information

The route does include substantial sections of walking along quiet country lanes so care is needed with traffic.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 3/5


Walker
on Mon 13 Jan 2020 11:48:09 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 11/01/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Average

Did this walk early January 2020 and enjoyed it. The walk is very flat - this being Norfolk and largely confined to minor roads which suited us. The walk wasn’t the most interesting one I’ve done but it was close to a cottage we were staying at for the weekend. But it makes a great tramp in the outdoor air and the couple of churches we came across were interesting. The section south of Wood Green was very muddy (walking boots necessary) and the occasional footpath meant walking across ploughed fields and were not clearly discernible but the map was great so you had an idea of where you were headed. We took a detour to have a lunchtime pint at Long Stratton (the Swan) - great beer but no food. An enjoyable walk nonetheless.

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