Clippesby to Potter Heigham, How Hill and Ludham
With a great choice of villages, towns and beautiful countryside to discover, the Norfolk Broads have something for everyone. If you’re currently exploring the area on two wheels, you’ll find bike routes to suit all ages, abilities and interests. One of the shorter routes in the area takes you from Clippesby to Ludham via Potter Heigham and How Hill. A great choice for a relaxing afternoon cycle, the route is packed full of interesting sights and attractions.
The route starts in the small village of Clippesby. The village is home to a car park and a good choice of amenities, making it a great place to begin your adventure. From the car park, cycle down Hall Lane and then turn right onto Manor Farm Road. Turn right onto Church Road before turning almost immediately left onto Repps Road.
Cycle straight through the village of Repps and then continue along Bridge Road towards Potter Heigham. Cycle up Market Road, Elderbush Lane and Sharp Street before turning onto How Hill Road and cycling through the beautiful nature reserve. Follow the road out of How Hill towards Ludham. When you reach the village you can either stop in a local pub for a well-earned drink or you can cycle down to St Benet’s Abbey and learn about the unique history of the historic site.
At just 14.5 miles long, this route makes a short but interesting introduction to the area. You should be able to complete the cycle in around two hours, however you can easily make a day of it by visiting local sights and attractions along the way. Cyclists should take care when crossing through Potter Heigham as some parts of Bridge Road are very narrow.
You’ll find a good choice of facilities and amenities on the route. In Clippesby, there’s a campsite, café and toilets; while Potter Heigham, Ludham and Ludham Bridge are all home to cafés, pubs and toilets. How Hill also has some facilities available, although these can be limited outside of the summer season.
Points of Interest
The How Hill Nature Reserve is a great place to learn more about local plant and animal life. Explore the walking trails that criss-cross the protected areas or take a guided boat trip through the local waterways. Note that some activities in the reserve are only available from Easter to October.
Another important sight on the bike route is St Benet’s Abbey. The only monastery in Britain to survive the Dissolution, it was exchanged by King Henry VIII for lands owned by the Diocese of Norwich. In later years, a windmill was built inside the ruins of the abbey, giving it the distinctive structure we see today.
Find out more about cycling in the Norfolk Broads and things to do in the local area by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.