Circular Walk around Upton
This is a lovely short walk that takes in the open countryside around the small broadland village of Upton. The main highlight on this walk is the River Bure section with lovely views over the water and surrounding marshes.
This is a lovely short walk that takes in the open countryside around the small broadland village of Upton. The first part follows country lanes through the village (where the pub is) and quickly heads out into the countryside. Many species of bird can be seen in this area including little Reed Warblers darting around in the reedbeds and hunting Marsh Harriers soaring overhead. The main highlight on this walk is the River Bure section with lovely views over the water and surrounding marshes. Bird species seen here include Great Crested Grebes, Grey Herons and many more, so keep a keen eye out.
1) From Upton Staithe Car Park, head onto the road (Boat Dyke Lane) and turn right to head towards the main village. After about 520m you will arrive at a junction. Turn left here and continue along the road (The Green) until you arrive at the grassy island in the road at a junction.
2) Turn left here and follow the road (Horses Head) and follow the road east. After about 150m you will arrive at a couple of houses. Continue down the right hand side of the only house that is on the left. This will follow a trackway along the edge of open fields and after 500m or so, will arrive at a gate.
3) turn right at the gate to follow a public footpath in a southerly direction towards some woodland. The path goes in a straight line through the woods and out the other side where it turns right and the shortly after, turns left along the edge of open fields. It skirts the fields round to the east to join the riverbank footpath. Once at the river, turn left and head north along the footpath which will bring you back to Upton Staithe after about a mile.
Route and photographs supplied by Joe Jackson.