Angles Way

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On the Angles Way, near Great Yarmouth

The Angles Way is a long-distance footpath in Norfolk and Suffolk stretching 92 miles. It runs close to the River Waveney and River Little Ouse, which mark the boundary of Norfolk with Suffolk, between Great Yarmouth (52°36’44"N, 1°43’16"E) and Thetford (52°24’21"N, 0°44’55"E).

Originally the Angles Way went from Great Yarmouth only as far as Knettishall Heath, but a section of some 15 miles onwards to Thetford, once described as the Angles Way Link, is now regarded as part of the Angles Way itself, and signed as such at Thetford.[1]

Route

The route may be conveniently divided into eight stages:

  1. Great Yarmouth to Fritton Lake, by way of Breydon Water and Burgh Castle.
  2. Fritton Lake to Oulton Broad.
  3. Oulton Broad to Beccles.
  4. Beccles to Bungay.
  5. Bungay to Harleston.
  6. Harleston to Diss, passing near Hoxne.
  7. Diss to Knettishall Heath, by way of Redgrave and Lopham Fen and Blo' Norton and Thelnetham Fen
  8. Knettishall Heath to Thetford.

The Angles Way connects with the Peddars Way and Icknield Way Path at Knettishall Heath, and the St Edmund's Way near Thetford, allowing longer walks to be undertaken.

Angles Way was voted the best waterside walk in Britain by waterscape.com in 2003. In fact although the route broadly follows the River Waveney and River Little Ouse, only the section from Great Yarmouth to Beccles is a waterside walk, almost all of the rest of the route being merely near the rivers.

Signpost on the Angles Way

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