Great Melton

Walk Information

Starting Point: All Saints and St Mary Church, Market Lane, Great Melton, Norwich, NR9 3BH.

Grid Reference: OS Map 237 140061

Walk Length: 3.9 Miles / 6.3 Km


01. With the Church behind you, walk left along Market Lane and after approximately 200 metres take the first footpath on your left – there is a finger post set back from the road, and a yellow way-marker on the left. Follow this track up the hill as it winds around a pond on the right. Continue through woodland and at the top of the track turn right. The path then cuts diagonally across the field.

02. Follow the field edge path with the field on your left and the wood on your right (ignoring any tracks into the wood). At the top of the field, turn right and cross a plank bridge, continue along the field edge path with the hedge on your left to Hethersett Road. At the road, turn right, keeping on the right hand side of the road towards oncoming traffic.

03. At the junction with Melton Road, turn right. Turn immediately left to follow a public footpath marked by a finger post between College Farm on the left and woodland on the right. At the end of the wood, turn left for a few metres in the field, go through the hedge path and turn right up a farm track – again keeping College Farm on the left. The farm track becomes a field margin path; follow this, keeping the hedge on the right. Continue ahead beside the wood.

04. At the junction with Pockthorpe Road, turn left. Turn left at the next crossroads into Woodcocks Lane. Turn left at the T-Junction into Melton Road (signpost opposite this junction marked Hethersett 1 1/2 miles). Pass the junction with Hethersett Road and the entrance to the footpath taken earlier in the walk. Turn right at the War Memorial into Market Lane and return to the Church.

Disclaimer: Although this route was checked prior to publication, readers should check for local changes before they walk and ensure they walk within their capabilities.


Route by Peter Neave and Ruth Burn
Route checked by Mark Johnson
Photography by Mark Johnson

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