ANGLES WAY – Great Yarmouth to Fritton.

The journey down here was long and arduous, bus and three trains across country taking nearly 9 hours. Some of the scenery past Peterborough was as flat and dull as anywhere in the UK. I was so fatigued mentally that I succumbed to hailing a taxi for the 500yd stretch from Great Yarmouth station to Premier Inn where I was meeting my old mate Mel for our annual walking trip. This motel/restaurant has only been open a couple of months but already seems to have become a favourite with the locals. We enjoyed our pre-walk stay and slept well.The Angles Way runs for 77miles from Great Yarmouth to Knettishall Heath [recently extended to Thetford] and would complete our circuit of the area – Peddars Way, North Norfolk Coastal Path and the Weavers Way.

After a first class breakfast we set off in the cool morning following the waymarks from the train station, through the crumbling outskirts ……  how many letter boxes can you fit into a door.

We joined the dog walkers alongside Breydon Water. This stretch of water looked rather desolate with no present day shipping. Across the water we could see Berney Windmill which we had passed on the Weavers Way a few years ago. The reed beds sounded full of warblers, how I would like to see a Reed Warbler and even more so a Bearded Tit.sam_1692-e1431186007669

Next it was from a Roman Fort, Burgh Castle, surprisingly large preserved walls …sam_1703-e1431186393451 … via a waterside pub …… to a Saxon Church at Fritton with some stunning wall paintings.

Our excellent b&b in Fritton was run by a chirpy Cockney and the friendly pub opposite, the Decoy Tavern, provided good basic grub.

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