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   Wilgress Loke and How Hill

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A Walk from Ludham Village to How Hill, with a circular return and other options

This pleasant walk starts from the middle of Ludham Village and takes you to How Hill via a footpath called Wilgress Loke. The walk is through pleasant countryside to the How Hill estate which is always worth a visit.
Total distance to How Hill and back is about 5 miles. Quite a long way so allow 2 to 3 hours. The walk is mainly on public footpaths, with some minor roads. It can be muddy so good walking shoes are recommended.
Otters have been seen on this walk and Buttle Marsh near How Hill offers a lot of opportunities to see birds.

The Route:

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

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

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Follow the Loke through fields crossing a minor road at one point, and follow it round to the right onto this path.

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Keep following this path

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At this junction turn left.

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There are some nice trees here

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Stay on the footpath which bears left

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And eventually reaches a road where you turn left.

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You will now see How Hill Mill on your left.
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Turn right here and follow the path behind the house. Ignore any signs saying private. Follow the track down to the river Ant at How Hill Staithe.

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This view of Turf Fen must be one of the most photographed views on the Broads. It is best seen by making a small detour left just after you have passed the house. Return to the track and make your way to How Hill staithe.

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From the Staithe, you can connect up with any of our other How Hill walks. To follow a circular route back to Ludham village, take Walk Four.

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