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Potter Heigham Extended Bridge Circular

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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.

Distance: 9.3 km Elevation Gain: 89 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching




Potter Heigham is probably second only to Wroxham as a centre for the boat hire trade in these parts. As such, it tends to be busy with boaters and people who come just to dream about being boaters one day. The village is also significant for its medieval bridge, believed to date back to 1385, which is notable for its narrow span and effectively acts as a barrier for larger craft, and as such is a significant demarcation point in the Broads. Navigation is possible for smaller craft, but is best at low water and only with the help of resident pilots - who expect to be paid! This circular walk follows a section of river and dyke, and towards the end offers the chance to do some bird watching from a hide out over one of the Broad's larger expanses of water. As such, it is highly recommended that you bring a pair of binoculars with you. The walk also follows a section of the Weavers Way long distance path linking Great Yarmouth with Cromer. You will need to negotiate several bridges, gates and steps but there are no stiles. One stretch of path is grazed by Konik Deer for conservation and one stretch is prone to becoming overgrown in the height of the summer so shorts are not recommended! At one point you will need to cross an A-road which needs care. Allow a couple of hours for the walk, plus twitching time.

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