East Wretham Circular Walk

Route type: Circular and Linear Walks

This 7 mile (11km) walk follows part of the Peddars Way and the Great Eastern Pingo Trail, a circular walk created by Norfolk County Council.  

Old Farm near Illington shows some fine examples of 19th century farm buildings, and also near Illington there is the site of a Saxon Cemetery.  The Stanford Battle Area comprises some 17,000 acres, much of which is open heath unchanged for the past 200 years.  Most of the area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  The Parish of Wretham has within its boundaries Ringmere and Langmere, two of the several meres that exist in the Breckland area.  The water level in these meres is governed by the amount of water held in the underlying chalk - the meres have a history of widely fluctuating water levels.  Another large mere existed on what is now Cranberry Rough, which was the site of Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) settlements.

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