Local Area – Walking and cycling
You will be spoilt for a choice of walks when staying at Maple Barns. The 34 mile Nar Valley Way starts at the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse and mostly follows the River Nar to the historic docks at King’s Lynn, taking in the pleasant Castle Acre en route. The 46 mile Peddar’s Way starts near Thetford and leads to Holme-next-Sea, from where you can continue with the Norfolk Coastal Path to Cromer which is a further 45 miles. Further information
If you fancy a more gentle stroll, the Norfolk countryside is scattered with footpaths for you to enjoy. From short circular paths on the edge of the village, to the Pingo Trail near Watton, the choice is immense. Then of course there are numerous trails through the Brecks and the vast Thetford Forest where you can encounter Grime’s Graves.
The National Cycle Network has two major cycle routes in the heart of Norfolk, with the 54 mile Thetford to Fakenham Route 13 passing close by to the village. This route also passes within 4 miles of Brandon High Lodge and also takes in some of Peddar’s Way on the journey. The 370 mile Harwich to Hull Route 1 has many circular options within Norfolk and passes through areas such as Norwich, Gately, Wells and Holkham. It joins with Marriot’s Way along part of its route. The entire length of Peddar’s Way is also suitable for cycling.