SCENIC WALKS










The Peddars Way
  • Description:
  • The best known walk in the parish is the Pedders Way. This ancient Roman path, 46 miles long, begins at Thetford in south Norfolk and goes northwards to the coast near Holme-next-the-Sea. To walk a short local section, it enters Castle Acre at the foot of Bailey Street and continues up through the village and beyond to the border of Great Massingham, a distance of some four miles.
  • Distance:
  • 4 miles (each way)
  • Website:
  • Visit the Peddars Way National Trail website.
Circular Walk
  • Description:
  • This walk follows a mixture of the Peddars Way, old drove roads and lanes. It returns to the village following the River Nar, on part of the Nar Valley Way. Much of the River Nar is a river valley Site of Special Scientific Interest and supports many interesting flowers, such as yellow rattle and meadowsweet.
  • Distance:
  • 6 miles
  • Map:
  • Download map here (not to scale).
Nar Valley Way
  • Description:
  • The Nar Valley Way, 34 miles long, starts in Kings Lynn and goes through the southern breadth of Castle Acre towards Lexham, finishing in Dereham. In Castle Acre, footpaths criss-cross the water meadows and several fields, allowing walkers through under the Countryside Stewardship agreement. There are signs and boards indicating where these fields are, some near to the Priory and others in the east of the parish. Dogs to be kept on leads if there are sheep in these fields.
  • Distance:
  • 1-2 miles
  • Map:
  • Download map here (not to scale).
Short Walks
  • All weather:
  • In all seasons there is a walk from the foot of the castle along the river bank heading to South Acre ford. (See village map).
  • Dry weather:
  • When it is not too wet it is possible to walk along Castle Acre common to West Acre. The paths are well kept, but can be very wet and boggy after heavy rain and problematic to pass.
Charity Walks
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  • The Friends of Castle Acre Church are a charity, established to raise money to help with the repair and maintenance of the church.
  • Website:
  • www.historiccastleacre.com