Parish Walk 3 Distance 8.65 miles

Start at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall. Walk along the street towards the church (east) for a short distance.Turn left onto footpath keeping ditch and field edge to the right. Head towards the wood. At wood turn right and keeping wood on left soon cross footbridge. Keep on and leaving wood behind pass a pond on left. Views back to Ashwellthorpe. Along the edge of the wood keep an eye open for deer tracks. At footbridge cross and keep field edge to right. At end of field turn right into track and immediately left to cross field to another footbridge Cross with care and turn left. Keep field edge on your left until the next corner. Carry straight ahead over field (some times of the year the path is ploughed up but is passable). Upon reaching the far side turn right to keep field edge on your left. At next gap turn 90o left and carry on with field edge on your right. At end of field turn right over footbridge. Continue with field edge on left until a gap in the hedge. Go through and over footbridge. Continue ahead over the field to a corner with sign post. Follow track out to road and turn right.
After a short distance turn left. Continue until reaching footbridge cross the A11. Then immediately turn right through narrow path and then parallel to the road until reaching the field. Bear left passing the oak viewing platform to the far end of the field. Pass through gate and along the road past houses on left. Through tunnel at end and past Railway Pub. Cross road and continue past the station and the cemetery. At right bend after cemetery carry straight on track and cross railway (Mid Norfolk). Continue on track and cross another railway(care ! this is the main line to Cambridge).The track on the far side continues with field edge on the right, and bears left and climbs slightly until reaching a tarmac farm road. Turn left onto this until the road.
Turn right, over the A11 on bridge and turn next left into Verdun’s Lane. Wind along this until the next junction. Turn right and walk along side with care for approx 50 yds. Turn left and along this road until reaching the point where you emerged from the field earlier. Retrace your steps over the fields to Ashwellthorpe.

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