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.

The Sandlings Walk - Knodishall to Sizewell Belts

A 9 mile circular walk that links Knodishall and Sizewell Belts along Suffolk's Sandlings Trail An easy walk across the typical heaths and commons of Coastal East Suffolk that make up the Sandlings. There is woodland, marsh, and rambling sandy heath full of flora fauna and wildlife. ...
 

South West Coast Path - Bucks Cross to Westward Ho!

An 8 mile walk along the South West Coast Path between Bucks Cross to Westward Ho! A moderate walk along the cliffs to Westward Ho!, the town renowned for being the only place in Britain to have an exclamation mark in its name. This walk presents a good introduction to the South West Coast Path being under 10 miles and with few difficult or strenuous...
 

South West Coast Path - Westward Ho! to Barnstaple

One of the few low level and flat walks on the SWCP, 12.5 miles between Westward Ho! to Barnstaple A very easy walk that can be split into two if required. The first part navigates around Northam Burrows, the duned area that juts out into the Taw and Torridge estuary. A ferry at Appledore links across to Instow where the trail continues making use of the...
 

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.

Beach walk from Brean village to Brean Down

Beach walk from Brean village to Brean Down A glorious walk across the acres of sand that make up Brean beach. This is the clasic British beach walk where the sea ebbs away into the distance at low tide leaving a vast expanse of compacted sand to walk across. With the promontory of Brean head jutting out to the north and the island of Steep Holm lurking in...
 

Brean Down Way - Weston-super-Mare to Brean

Brean Down Way - Weston-super-Mare to Brean This route makes use of a cycle path known as the Brean Down Way that links Weston Super Mare to Brean Down. Opened in May 2017, this provided a cross country route that made use of a crossing of the River Axe at a sluice gate that previously had no public access. In addtion paths have been installed alongside...
 

Somerset Coast Path - Minehead to Watchet

An easy ramble along the Somerset Coast Path between Minehead and Watchet This is a scenic and easy walk along the Somerset Coast Path between Minehead and Watchet with connections between the ends provided by either bus service or the heritage railway that follows the route....
 

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.

Wenhaston Circular Walk

A ramble of the heaths and commons around the Suffolk village of Wenhaston This walk is one of Suffolk's hidden secrets that will not fail to impress. The village of Wenhaston lies on the back road between Blythburgh and Halesworth and is probably missed by most folk travelling in this direction....
 

Sandlings Walk - Rushmere to Melton Walk Summary

The Suffolk Sandlings path between Rushmere, on the eastern side of Ipswich, and Melton The Sandlings is a long distance path linking Ipswich and Southwold through the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural...
 

Stour and Orwell Walk - Cattawade to Shotley Gate Walk Summery

A walk along the Stour estuary following the Stour and Orwell long distance path. The Stour and Orwell Walk is a long distance trail that follows the estuaries of South Suffolk. This 42 mile trail links Felixstowe and Manningtree and this specific walk is the southern most section that follows the north side of the River Stour estuary. There are some...
 

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.

Runton and Incleborough Hill Walk Sumary

Short circular walk over Incleborough Hill in North Norfolk Incleborough Hill stands above the villages of East and West Runton on the North Norfolk Coast. At 260 feet in height and covered with low level gorse bushes it provides magnificent unobstructed views across the coast from Cromer to Sheringhamm and beyond. One cannot help but be impressed and in...
 

Weavers Way - Stalham to Aylsham Walk Summary

A walk along the dismantled M&GN railway from Stalham to Aylsham This walk is the Railway section of the Weavers Way, a 60 mile long distance trail through the eastern side of Norfolk. This section follows the former M&GN railway trackbed from Stalham to Aylsham and there is plenty of evidence of the former railway with the stations of Honing and...
 

A Walk to Baconsthorpe Castle Walk Summary

An easy walk to view the ruins of Baconsthorpe Castle with return route to Sheringham The remarkable ruins of the moated and fortified 15th century manor house known as Baconsthorpe Castle lie to the south of the village of Bodham on the main A148 road close to Holt. Footpaths and lanes provide access through to this isolated wonder that lie hidden in the...
 

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.

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Folklore Trail around East Runton

A 4 mile walk between East Runton and Cromer searching out old folklore Using country lanes and tracks, this circular trail navigates around...

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