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.

Latest Fully Detailed Walks

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.

In Search of Sizewell Chapel

A 10 mile walk following the southern side of the parish boundary of Leiston in Suffolk This walk follows the route of a 17th century perambulation around the southern side of the Leiston Parish boundary. The walk uses the ancient track down to Sizewell and continues down to Thorpe before turning inland to follow the River Hundred through to Cold Fair...

In Search of Polsborough Gate

A 9.5 mile walk following the old Snape Road to the Sailors Path This walk links Leiston with the Sailors Path following the old traditional road that used to link the town with Snape. There is then an outstanding ramble across Black heath and Hazlewood marshes through to Aldeburgh where a regular bus service links back with the start. Along this route was...

Weavers Way - Cromer to Aylsham

A 17 mile walk along Norfolk's Weavers Way from Cromer to Aylsham Historic halls, stately homes and ancient commons and villages are what typifies this northern section of the Weavers Way. This really is a typical old English scene throughout making a most pleasurable all day walk. There are numerous pubs along the route which serve both ale and...

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.

Sweffling Circular Walk 2

Short circular walk through the Suffolk countryside around the village of Sweffling The second circular walk that starts and ends at the Sweffling White Horse pub. This leads the rambler across river valley, woodland and some amazing Suffolk countryside. This is a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning, ending up with a pint and some lunch at the pub which...

Wales Coast Path - Abergele to Prestatyn

An unashamed 10 mile British seaside walk along the North Wales coastline An unashamed easy walk along the proms and seawalls of North Wales between Pensarn and Prestatyn. This walk is never far from civilisation and one can guarantee meeting numerous folk along the trail. Dog walkers, joggers, tourists and folk just enjoying the sea air. The route doubles...

Bittern Line Walk - Cromer to North Walsham

An 11 mile walk linking the Bittern Line stations of North Walsham and Wroxham A rewarding days walk through the Norfolk countryside that links the railway stations of North Walsham and Wroxham. The route passes across an historic battleground, through woodland, encountering picturesque hamlets and village churches along the way. The end section uses the...

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.

The Alde Valley Walk - Leiston to Wickham Market

A 16 mile walk along the East Suffolk Line Path between Leiston and Wickham Market Although the official route for the East Suffolk Line Path links the stations at Saxmundham and Campsea Ashe, this provides an alternative route using the local bus service to link the two ends. Highlights along the route include the picturesque Beversham Mill and the...

Suffolk Coast Path

An overview of the Suffolk Coast Path, a 60 mile long distance path following the coast of Suffolk A 60 mile long distance footpath from Felixstowe to Lowestoft in easy stages through some of the characteristic landscapes of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The path also includes the Orford Loop which provides access...

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...

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.

The Poppy Line - Holt to Sheringham

A 6.5 mile walk following the Poppy Heritage Steam Railway Line between Holt and Sheringham An easy ramble roughly following the Poppy Line from Holt to Sheringham. The varied landscape that this route navigated is heathland, woodland and coast with the ever present steam railway always in range either audibly or physically. A great way to see the engines...

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...

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...

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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Horstead to Heggatt Circular Walk

A stroll along the southern side of the River Bure to the ancient hamlet of Heggatt This short walk takes one through country lanes and alon...

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