Out to Trunch:

En­joy a wan­der through his­tory with this walk which takes in part of the Pas­ton Way and a Nel­son link

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Nor­folk Ram­blers take us to Trunch and Gim­ing­ham

1 Walk up the path be­tween the Crown Inn and the cot­tage, into the church­yard. Pass through to the main road tak­ing the en­closed path on the other side of the road. Turn left on Brew­ery Road. At the fin­ger­post turn right, fol­low to the next road, turn left, fol­low the road to the fin­ger post. If do­ing the short walk go straight on down the road to Hol­lies Farm, (3) where you turn left. 2 Turn right and fol­low the track to Southrepps Road. Turn left at the fin­ger post, turn right, fol­low the field edge which zig zags to the next field edge, fol­low this to the road op­po­site Hall Farm. Turn right, fol­low to the junc­tion, turn left fol­low­ing Church Street. Gim­ing­ham Church is on the right be­fore the fish ponds. Pass the fish ponds tak­ing the road round to the left then turn left onto Heath Lane. Keep on the road and, just past an old barn on the left, turn left. Fol­low this track down­hill. Cross the bridges and after the last bridge the path bears left across the meadow. Fol­low the track be­side the farm­yard to the road. You are now back at Hall Farm. Turn right here, fol­low­ing the road to the T-junc­tion. Cross, tak­ing the green lane ahead. Fol­low to the next road op­po­site Hol­lies Farm. 3 Cross the road tak­ing the track ahead. Fol­low this to the end. At the marker post turn left fol­low­ing the track to the road. Turn right down the road pass­ing Manor Farm, then

just past War­ren Farm take the signed path on the left. At the end of Alder Carr the path turns left fol­low­ing the field edge then bears right round the end of a small wood. At the track turn right fol­low­ing the en­closed path. Fol­low this to a gate into a small wood. At the end of the wood turn left on the road. 4 At the cor­ner, take the signed path ahead. Fol­low this to the road. Cross, tak­ing the path ahead. At the junc­tion of paths turn left fol­low­ing to the road. Turn left pass­ing the vil­lage hall. Keep go­ing to the end of the road where you will come to the Crown Inn.

POINTS OF IN­TER­EST

A St Bo­tolph’s Church, Trunch, is well-known for its su­perb acous­tics. There is a me­mo­rial stone to Nel­son’s daugh­ter, Ho­ra­tia, and beau­ti­ful carved me­dieval mercy seats and pew ends.

PAS­TON WAY

Some of this walk is on the 22-mile Pas­ton Way which passes through the Pop­py­land of north east Nor­folk, tak­ing in me­dieval churches, pretty vil­lages, rolling farm­land, dis­used rail­ways and beach walks. This is an un­usual walk in that it has many spurs to take you to all the churches in the area. nor­folk.gov.uk/out-and­about-in-nor­folk/nor­folk-trails

Trunch church

Gim­ing­ham church

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