Route: Breydon Water Circular (United Kingdom)

Submitted by Michael C on Sun, 06/06/2021 - 10:03am
United Kingdom
23.2 km
Vertical Gain
9 m

This route starts and finishes a short distance from Great Yarmouth railway station, marked by a large green signpost. Once you leave the safety of the Asda car park area you will find yourself released in to the countryside. Sadly the first/last few miles of this route are currently massively overgrown with waist and chest high grasses, bushes and stinging nettles. It feels like years since anyone else was there. The path is marked with Weavers Way arrows at most of the gates, stiles and crossings. Travel parallel with Breydon Water for approximately 5 miles until you reach the River Yare. A windmill that has the fragile looking remains of its blades clinging on marks a right turn that shows you away from the Water and across a railway and farmland. You will discover even more gates to negotiate that appear to have rusted shut through lack of use. Continue across the fields, worrying cattle as you go. 7.5 miles in you will reach the first thing that resembles a road, which is called Stone Road but you could be forgiven for not being sure. A sharp right, and then right immediately after Manor Farm will lead you on a meandering gravel track road through farmland back to Breydon Water. Stay on this until you reach the closest thing you will see to a tarmacked road, and then a swift right will lead you back across the railway line. Once safely across, stay left and you will run on a tractor path alongside the embankment that you completed your first few miles on. Eventually this will naturally lead you up the embankment and into the wilderness that takes you back to the Great Yarmouth station. A team of keen gardeners would drastically alter the difficulty of this route, which appears to have been well neglected by the local authority. Double tying your shoe laces to avoid losing them is a must. Scythes optional.

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