Burgh St Peter Staithe to Aldeby, Raveningham, Thurlton and Haddiscoe
With lots of picturesque villages to explore and beautiful views to enjoy, the countryside around Burgh St Peter makes a great destination for a day out. Not only is the area home to the Waveney River Centre, it’s also dotted with welcoming country pubs and stunning natural sights. Jump on your bike and discover this beautiful region for yourself.
The best place to start this circular route is the Waveney River Centre. The centre is home to a car park as well as a toilet and café. Head along Middle Lane from the Waveney River Centre towards Burgh St Peter. Cycle straight through the village and continue towards Toft Monks. From there, head towards Maypole Green and Raveningham before turning right towards Thurlton.
Stay on Low Road and cycle along the edge of the local marshes. Then turn right down North End and continue on Church Road before turning left onto Alderby Road and heading towards Wheatacre. Cycle down Burgh Road – which offers great views of the marshes – towards the Waveney River Centre and the end of the route.
The route covers a distance of 19 miles and should take you around three hours to complete. There are options to extend the route around Raveningham and Wheatacre if you’re feeling energetic. Most of the route is on country roads, although there are some off-road sections to contend with.
Thanks to the number of villages you pass through, there’s a good choice of facilities on this route. You’ll find welcoming pubs in Burgh St Peter, Toft Monks, Thurlton and Haddiscoe. There are also a number of train stations close to the bike route including Haddiscoe Station and Reedham Station.
Points of Interest
If you haven’t yet visited the Waveney River Centre, the attraction is well worth a look before you set out on your cycle. A great place to learn a little more about the local landscape, it offers activities for visitors of all ages. In Raveningham, you have the option to cycle around the grounds of Raveningham Hall, a beautiful estate covering over 5,500 acres.
At Thurlton and Haddiscoe Marshes, enjoy fine views over the wetlands and spot local birds and animals. Great views are also on offer as you cycle down Burgh Road, next to Burgh Marshes. Just before you reach Wheatacre, you have the option to turn left towards Low Farm and do a little off-roading. The tracks that criss-cross the farm are bumpy and can be muddy in wet weather. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, this is a great way to see a little more of the area.
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