Downham Market to Watlington walk

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Enjoy a lovely riverside walk along the River Great Ouse in this attractive Norfolk town of Downham Market. The town has a busy market square, a medieval parish church and a Victorian clock tower, constructed in 1878. Several rivers and long distance footpaths runs through the area surrounding the town, giving lots of nice waterside walking options. The walk starts from the train station and heads to the river where you pick up the Fen Rivers Way long distance footpath. The waymarked trail heads north along the Great Ouse towards Stowbridge and Watlington. At Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen you can cross the river on the Magdalen Bridge. Footpaths then return you to Downham Market on the west side of the river.

To extend your walking in the area continue north along the river into King's Lynn. Just to the east of Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen you can pick up the Nar Valley Way and enjoy a walk along the River Nar.

Downham Market to Watlington walk

Enjoy a lovely riverside walk along the River Great Ouse in this attractive Norfolk town of Downham Market. The town has a busy market square, a medieval parish church and a Victorian clock tower, constructed in 1878. Several rivers and long distance footpaths runs through the area surrounding the town, giving lots of nice waterside walking options. The walk starts from the train station and heads to the river where you pick up the Fen Rivers Way long distance footpath. The waymarked trail heads north along the Great Ouse towards Stowbridge and Watlington. At Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen you can cross the river on the Magdalen Bridge. Footpaths then return you to Downham Market on the west side of the river.

To extend your walking in the area continue north along the river into King's Lynn. Just to the east of Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen you can pick up the Nar Valley Way and enjoy a walk along the River Nar.

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Difficulty

Easy

Map Reference

OS Explorer 236

Distance

11 miles

Type

Walk

Dog Friendly

Yes

Time

4 h

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