Route details, maps, pubs, features, local history and folklore for a wide variety of walks focusing primarily on Norfolk and Suffolk

Griffmonsters Great Walks - Get Out and Explore

Welcome to Griffmonster's Great Walks. Set yourself free and explore the great British countryside. There are hundreds of walks on this site that offer guidance and inspiration to get out there and explore. Although this site focuses predominantly on East Anglia, it does offer walks from other areas of the UK including trails such as the South West Coast Path and the Cleveland Way. Take some time out and peruse through some of the walks listed below, or use the indexes and maps to find a specific walk to meet your ability, geographic location or particular interest. We do hope you find this information both informative and inspiring.

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Fully detailed walks offer full and complete information including transport details, pubs on route and maps of the walk. These also provide some in-depth research of a specific topic that is featured on the walk. Such features can range from local folklore, local history or just information on key features that are encountered along the route.

Rushden Skew Bridge Lake Walk

Short circular walk around the Skew Bridge Ski Lake A very simple and easy walk along the footpaths around Skew Bridge Ski Lake. Situated on the edge of the Rushden Lakes shopping complex with restaurants and decking facing onto the lake, this trail circumnavigates the waters through the woodland that surrounds it. Wood based sculptures of a plethora of...
 

Weavers Way - Potter Heigham to Great Yarmouth

A 20 mile walk through the Norfolk Broads following the rivers Thurne and Bure from Potter Heigham to Great Yarmouth A walk that follows the rivers Thurne and Bure down to the town on Acle. There is then some challenging navigation across Halvergate marshes to end up walking along the banks of Breydon Water into great Yarmouth. This really is the epitome...
 

A Hike along the Marriotts Way

The Marriott's Way links Aylsham and Norwich following the former trackbed of the Midland and Great Northern Railway. The Marriott's Way is a footpath, bridleway and cycle route, which follows the routes of two disused railway lines, and runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and the medieval city of Norwich. Along with the mileage...
 

Latest Walk Summaries

Latest walk summaries are basic information sheets for walks that have yet to be fully documented. These provide links to maps, public transport and walks stats, although detailed notes and features are not included.

East Northants Greenway - Rushden to Irthlingborough

Easy walk that navigates through Rushden and Higham Ferrers, ending up at Irthlingborough A trail that uses the former trackbed for the Rushden and Higham branch railway, together with the old trail across the Nene Valley to...
 

Rushden Lakes to Higham Circular Walk

A 4.5 mile circular walk using well maintained footpaths through the Lakes nature reserve An easy and pleasant ramble through the lakes area that occupies the Nene Valley in this part of Northamptonshire. Well maintained paths and tracks make this accessible for most folk and access into Higham enables one to break ones journey for refreshments with ample...
 

South West Coast Path - Langton Herring to Weymouth

A 10 mile walk along the South West Coast Path between Langton Herring and Weymouth An easy walk following Chesil Beach through to Weymouth. The path follows the contours of the land keeping close to the shore. At Weymouth the eastern coastline spreads out eastwards presenting the next challenge. ...
 

Latest Suffolk Walks

Suffolk offers some great landscapes to explore that is rich in both history and folklore. There are the coastal areas known as the Sandlings which offer open access, there's a multitude of charming villages and medieval towns and ancient castles and churches and quirky summer festivals. There is certainly a lot more to Suffolk than most folk realise.

A Circular walk to Geldeston Locks from Beccles

A 7 mile circular walk along the Angles Way from Beccles to Geldeston Locks A recommended short walk along the Angles Way to the outstanding Geldeston Locks pub, returning via the riverside path to Beccles. This walk passes the location of the historic Barsham Hall, source of the ghostly legend of Old Blunderhazard who is said to ride in his coach drawn by...
 

Angles Way - Belton to Oulton Broad

A 14 mile walk along the Angles Way between Belton and Oulton Broad, crossing the border from Norfolk to Suffolk The Angles Way roughly follows the River Waveney down to Oulton Broad from Belton although there are very few locations where the river can be viewed. Most of the route is across fields, along country lanes and through little bits of woodland....
 

Bromeswell Village Walk

A very easy 2 mile walk around the Suffolk Village of Bromeswell The Sandlings Path avoids the busy road between Melton and the footpath across the Heathland to Rendlesham Forest by navigating around the quiet village of Bromeswell. Although only a short distance, it is worth taking ones time to explore this quiet village with its typically East Anglian...
 

Latest Norfolk Walks

Despite the stereotype that Norfolk is flat, there is much more to it with a rich history and some great pubs that offer ales from the numerous Norfolk small breweries. It is true that the area around the broads offers wide expansive open landscapes but to the north there are hills and high cliffs with fantastic coastal views. Norfolk offers many long distance trails to assist in exploring the country including the Norfolk Coast Path, the Peddars Way.

Bittern Line Walk - Cromer to North Walsham

A 11.5 mile walk following the Bittern Line between Cromer and North Walsham The Bittern Line provides the rail gateway to North East Norfolk from Norwich. Although there are no officially documented walks that link its stations, this walk seeks to rectify this and links Cromer and North Walsham using country lanes, footpaths and tracks. Stunning...
 

North Walsham to Bacton Woods Circular Walk

A 7 mile circular walk connecting the Norfolk town of North Walsham with Bacton Woods The Norfolk countryside holds a lot of hidden gems and this walk discovers a few. The route uses country lanes and footpaths to provide an easy circular ramble. The woods are worth the effort and hold a hidden secret of the location of a gibbet on which, during the late...
 

A Circular walk to Geldeston Locks from Beccles

A 7 mile circular walk along the Angles Way from Beccles to Geldeston Locks A recommended short walk along the Angles Way to the outstanding Geldeston Locks pub, returning via the riverside path to Beccles. This walk passes the location of the historic Barsham Hall, source of the ghostly legend of Old Blunderhazard who is said to ride in his coach drawn by...
 

Walk Summaries

Latest walk summaries are basic information sheets for walks that have yet to be fully documented. These provide links to maps, public transport and walks stats, although detailed notes and features are not included.

Latest Walk Summaries

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A Walk to Suffolks Mystery Brampton Standing Stone

A 14 mile walk between Halesworth and Beccles along the East Suffolk Line Path This waymarked route links the railway stations at Halesworth...

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