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 Weavers Way

An overview of the The Weavers Way, a 60 mile long distance footpath through Norfolk linking Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The Weavers Way takes its name from the cottage weaving industry that established itself during Middle Ages around the North Walsham area. The path is characterised by the various sections that it passes through on route, firstly historic...
 

Norfolk Coast Path - Wells-next-the-Sea to Burnham Overy Staithe

A 7 mile walk following the North Norfolk Coast Path between Wells-next-the-Sea and Burnham Overy Staithe This amble includes some magnificent beach walking along the sands in front of the Holkham National Nature Reserve. Acres upon acres of golden sand when the tide is out with big skies and thousands upon thousands of razor shells which are washed up on...
 

Ufford Heritage Trail

A 3 mile walk around the village of Ufford Ufford is rich in heritage and well worth exploring. The Heritage Trail was created in 2006 and leads the walker around the historic features of the village including the village stocks, water meadows and the many listed buildings. The Highlight of the trail has to be the church which has the unusual dedication...
 

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.

Kenton Hills and Broom Covert Circular Walk

A circular walk around the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Sizewell This walk has a diverse landscape that has something for everyone. Woodland, coast and beach, freshwater marsh and Sandlings Heath which is a delight to any visitor and worthy of its status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walk heads out of Leiston alongside the man-made...
 

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...
 

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 Spooky Suffolk Walk to Potsford Gibbet

A 6.5 mile circular walk around Wickham Market in Suffolk to take in the spooky sights of Potsford Gibbet Jonah Snell was reputedly the last man to be 'hung in chains' at Potsford Gibbet in 1699 as decreed by the cracked plaque that is affixed to the decaying post which is all that remains of the gibbet. His ghost is said to haunt the area and the...
 

The Fonnereau Way to Ipswich

A 12 mile walk between Woodbridge and Ipswich incorporating sections from the Fonnereau Way, the Sandlings and the Fynn Valley Way This walk links the railway stations of Woodbridge, Westerfield and Ipswich with scenic views along the estuary at Woodbridge and the Fynn Valley before entering Ipswich from the west through the historic parkland known as...
 

Fynn Valley Circular Walk

A 16 mile walk along the Suffolk Fynn Valley between Woodbridge and Witnesham, with a return route via Grundisburgh and Hasketon. The Fynn Valley Walk is an official waymarked route following the course of the River Fynn from Witnesham to Martlesham then continuing through to Woodbridge along the banks of the River Deben. For this walk, the Fynn Valley...
 

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.

In Search of the myths and legends of Stiffkey

An 8.5 mile walk along a section of the Norfolk Coast Path between Wells-next-the-Sea and Morston, with a diversion through the village of Stiffkey. Stiffkey (locally pronounced Stewkey) is referred to as Stivecai in the Domesday Book, which means "island of tree stumps". This is thought to relate to the remains of an ancient wooden structure...
 

Wells, Wareham, Wighton and Railways

A 9 miles circular walk that follows the Walsingham light railway from Wells-next-the-sea to Wighton with a return along tracks that make up National Cycle Route 1 This is a short circular walk taking in the villages of Warham and Wighton just inland from Wells and following the route of the Wells and Walsingham light railway. There is plenty to see along...
 

Walk Around the Wash - West Lynn to Kings Lynn

A short walk from West Lynn to Kings Lynn including the Lynn Town Trail A short walk that includes a town trail to view the historic centre of Kings Lynn. There is plenty of history here and the descriptions in this account scratch the surface of what has occurred through the ages. The feature that we concentrate upon in this instance is the legend that...
 

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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Deben Estuary - Melton to Bawdsey

A 15 mile river side walk along the Deben Estuary in Suffolk between the villages of Melton and Bawdsey This walk follows river side footpat...

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