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A Walk from Ludham Village to Catfield Church

Catfield is the next village to the North of Ludham. The church is worth a visit and it is a pleasant walk along footpaths and country lanes. In January, you often see early daffodils. The walk starts from the middle of Ludham Village and takes you to Catfield via a footpath called Wilgress Loke.
It takes about an hour to walk to Catfield. Remember to allow some time to look round the church before returning, so allow 2 to 3 hours there and back. It can be muddy so good walking shoes recommended.

The Route:

Start in the middle of Ludham Village and walk north along the Catfield Road. Thowers will be on your right and the Kings Arms on your left.

wilgress walk 1
Catfield Road heading north.


wilgress walk 2

Follow the Catfield road until you come to this public footpath on your left. Take this path. You are now on Wilgress Loke.

Follow the Loke through fields until you reach a minor lane. Turn right here and follow the narrow lane towards Catfield water tower.

narrow lane

Keep following the lane past the water tower until you reach a T junction.

T junction

At this junction turn left and then almost immediately right into a narrow public footpath running between houses.

footpth entrance
The footpath entrance

Follow the footpath alongside a garden to reach a bridge.

bridge

cross the bridge

Cross the bridge and then go straight across the field opposite on a well defined footpath. If the field has been recently ploughed, the footpath might not be so obvious as in the photograph. Just walk straight on from the bridge until you are on the other side of the field. It can sometimes be a bit muddy here.

turn left

At the far side of the field go through the hedge onto the bank. You are going to walk roung the edges of the next field to the far side, so turn left and follow the path along the bank to the corner of the field.

turn
                                      right

At the corner ignore the path going straight on and turn right following the edge of the field.

side
                                          of field

Continue along the side of the field until you reach the next corner where you turn right. There is a sot of double track here. Stay in the left hand track.
turn right

Follow the left hand track round to the left between hedges.

the track

Stay on this track past the gate until you see a footpath leading off to the right.

entrance to path

the path

Take this path to the right and follow it as it curves round to the left. It can be a bit muddy here at times but the muddy part is quite short.

goats
You might see some animals here and daffodils further on to the right.

church to the right.

Catfield church now comes into view to your right. Continue to the gate.

the gate

Go through the gate and cross the small field to Catfield Church.

Catfield Church

Spend some time exploring the church and grounds before retracing your walk back to Ludham.


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