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A moderate walk in Great Yarmouth, of a distance of approximately 9 miles, gives stirring views of Burgh Castle, impressive remains of a Roman fort, and, in season, the spectacle of migrating birds on Breydon Water. A good budget b&b great yarmouth is Sunnyside. The walk goes through town, farmland, villages, and along the banks of Breydon Water. From the but at Great Yarmouth, cross Southtown Bridge and continue on A12 for three quarters of a mile (one kilometre) to Boundary Road into which you should turn right and continue through the industrial estate to Coopers. Do not forget budget b&b great yarmouth if you are staying some while. Turn left and in one hundred yards, turn right to a disused railway. Follow the footpath ahead, then take the track and grassy lane to a farm road. The farm road continues straight ahead to a kissing gate in front of some white cottages. Through the gate, continue over the field to wooden rails, where it continues ahead to another kissing gate. Then take the farm track to the road. Turn right, and continue to the church where you take a left turn to the Fort. Burgh Castle was a Roman fortress – Gariannonum – built in about A.D. 300. It commanded a large harbour: in those times the marsh that now surrounds the ruins and the sand bank on which Great Yarmouth stands were under the sea. Around the mid-6th century, Saint Fursey founded a monastery on the castle site, but wisely removed to France when the Viking invasions began. Take the path on the left of the fort to the edge of the marsh. Turn right along the bottom of the bank to the stile, and continue for three miles along Breydon Water, then on rough road to broken bridge.

Breydon Water is either a large lark or mud flats, depending on the state of the tide. Its banks, covered with yellow flags – irises – are a blaze of colour in May through July. Iris is the Greek word for rainbow.

In late summer and autumn it is an excellent place to watch waders, large numbers of which arrive on passage to winter quarters. Winter brings various seabirds, particularly cormorants, sheltering from the North Sea weather. In march there is the booming call of the bittern, whose plumage is camouflaged with vertical streaks. The occasional Norfolk wherry may sail past. On narrower parts, where sailing is difficult, they are punted along with a pole called a ‘quant’ or a ‘spreet’.

Continuing with the walk, keep to the river bank and then take the path to the road. Turn left, past transformer, and continue back to the Southtown Bridge where you started. Nearby, in Stalham, there is an easier walk of only two miles long. The walk goes through typical town and landscape of the Norfolk Broads, where the peak of boating activity is in spring and summer. Start at the free car park in Stalham on the A149. Facing away from Yacht Station, opposite the green, turn left and then left again round the dyke head to a sharp right bend opposite the track. Turn right to swing gate. Through the gate, aim half left across the field to the road, where you turn right to the farm. Turn right and follow the lane for a quarter of a mile, to a swing gate. By it, turn left through the wide gap and continue to the road. Cross back into Stalham. Turn right towards the church, where you turn right again to the main road and return to the yacht station. This is an excellent coarse fishing area: plenty of roach in the dykes; the reach past Wayford Bridge is noted for bream.

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