Walks around Potter Heigham

Potter Heigham - River Thurne

Walk Potter Heigham River Thurne

Start near the medieval bridge, this walk heads down Bridge Road towards the post office and then down a country lane towards a well-known mill. The route heads into the woodlands and marshes that surround this corner of Potter Heigham and which help construct the beautiful scenery in this area.

For the next kilometre or so the walk borders a small, long section of woodlands and open fields. The path gently undulates and meanders the closer you get to the river and offers more ground-level scenery.

The last section of the walk heads along a path behind the riverside cottages. Rather than offering riverside scenery, the eyes are diverted to the marshes to the left because the path is slightly higher. This higher walk broadens the views.

Length - 2.19 miles 

Surface:Moderate

Walk Grade - 10m

Surface: Moderate

Duration- 1hr**

** normal walking speed

Potter Heigham - Easterly Walk

Walk Potter Heigham Easterly Walk

​Potter Heigham Extended Bridge Circular is a 9.3 kilometer loop trail located near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length - 5.0 miles  

Surface -Moderate

Walk Grade - Moderate

Surface: Moderate

Duration- 2hrs 15mins **

** normal walking speed

Potter Heigham - Hickling Broad

Walk Potter Heigham Hickling Broad

Directly on the strip of grass opposite Edgefield Cottage, we discover the signpost "Weavers Way" and walk east on a low earth dam. After 1 km we go on the northern edge 

Length - 5.0 miles 

Walk Grade - Moderate

Surface: Moderate/Mixed

Duration- 2hrs 30mins **

** normal walking speed

Potter Heigham - Weavers Way – Candle Dyke

Walk Potter Heigham Weavers Way Candle Dyke

​This walk starts in the centre of Potter Heigham and heads East along the riverbank for several kilometres. The path undulates and meanders through the woodlands bordering Hickling Broad, before passing through the main village and back to the river.

Written for Walkingworld by Joe Jackson

Length - 5.6 miles 

Walk Grade - Moderate

Surface: Moderate

Duration- 2hrs 17mins **

** normal walking speed

Walking Speeds

Walking speeds differ from person to person, however the following speeds, based on guidelines as shown in fitness.stackexchange.com

  • 1 mph, you're plodding around.

  • 2 mph, you're walking at a leisurely pace

  • 3 mph, you're walking at a "good pace"

  • 4 mph, you're doing some serious hustle