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Roo’s Rambles – No. 1 – Ludham and How Hill

Approx 5.5 miles – Ludham Village, Norfolk Broads and How Hill Ordnance Survey Explorer OL40

 

 

Walk starts in Ludham village which is on the A1062 between Potter Heigham and Wroxham – about 15 mins drive from Seascape.

We parked in the centre of Ludham village next to the Church, about 25 yards from The Kings Arms pub (dogs welcome except in the main restaurant) http://www.kingsarmsludham.co.uk

With the church on your right, the walk heads South along Staithe Road.   After approx 600 yards turn right onto Lover’s Lane – after a similar distance look for the bridleway on your left.      Carry on over the field and through the Ludham Hall farmyard (with an old chapel on your left).   At the road, turn right (Hall Road) and at the top, turn left onto the A1062 where you will find The Dog pub (obviously dogs welcome here!!) http://www.thedogpub.co.uk    This is an alternative start/finish to the walk and the pub is happy for you to use their car park if you are popping in at the end of the walk.

This is the only piece of main road (the A1062) and lasts for about 400 yards.     Just past the toilets, turn right at the river that goes under Ludham bridge.   The footpath is on the near side of the river.

You follow this lovely footpath for around 2 miles, passing 2 Norfolk windmills. We could not have had a better day !

The second windmill is opposite the approach to How Hill and makes for some lovely photo opportunities.    At the boat trip station, turn right up the path towards How Hill.   There is a bench on the right which offers the most beautiful viewing point across Broadland.

Pass through the How Hill complex and at the road, turn left.   Go down How Hill.    At the bottom of the hill, after about 300 yards, take the footpath on the right.     At the copse at the end, turn left initially but look for the footpath across the field to your right. Cross 2 fields and then link up with a bridleway heading in a Southerly direction.    You then reach a country road and again, continue in a Southerly direction.  At the t junction, turn left.  This road takes you back into Ludham village.   Stay on this road until the junction with the school (on your left).  Turn right here and in a few minutes you will have the pub, and then the church, on your right.