Fleggburgh to Stokesby
If you’re staying in Acle or the surrounding area, this pretty circular loop makes a great walk throughout the year. Whether you’re tackling the route on a sunny spring afternoon or a bracing winter’s morning, the beautiful landscapes, varied wildlife and easy terrain make it perfect for all the family.
To help get you in the mood for a nice country walk, we’re taking an in-depth look at this circular stroll and everything it has to offer.
The Fleggburgh to Stokesby walk begins at the village hall in Fleggburgh. Located close the Kings Arms in the centre of the village, the hall is easy to find and parking is available nearby. From the hall, take the footpath almost opposite the pub towards Silver Street. Turn right when you come out onto the road and then walk along Beach Lane. Just as the tarmac runs out, you’ll see a footpath straight in front of you. This will lead you along a raised footpath on the side of Muck Fleet Dyke down to the banks of the River Bure.
Just over halfway through your walk, you’ll reach the pretty village of Stokesby. With its picturesque houses, characterful church and choice of amenities, it’s a good place to stop for a rest before tackling the rest of the route. Most of the return leg takes you through woodland and open countryside. Just before you reach Burgh Common, you’ll re-join the tarmac road and be led back into the centre of Fleggburgh.
The total walk is seven miles from start to finish and should take you around three hours to complete. As the route has stiles and some inclines, it can present a challenge to people with mobility problems. The Fleggburgh to Stokesby walk is suitable for dogs, although they may need to be kept on the lead at certain points.
There’s a good pub in Fleggburgh where you can relax with a drink at the end of your walk or fuel up on food before you set off. In Stokesby, you’ll find a wide range of amenities including a pub, tea room, post office, shop and even bike hire. Stop for lunch at the local pub or break up your walk with an indulgent cream tea in the café.
Points of interest
Along the length of this seven-mile circular stroll, you’ll come across a number of points of interest. As you walk along the banks of Muck Fleet Dyke, you’ll see some great examples of the region’s picturesque windmills. These lofty structures are dotted across the Broads and have played an important part in shaping the landscape of the area. The River Bure is another important sight on the walk. This important waterway links a number of villages in the Broads and is a great place to watch the boats sail past. Last but not least, both Fleggburgh and Stokesby boast pretty period churches.
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