Out to Trunch:
Enjoy a wander through history with this walk which takes in part of the Paston Way and a Nelson link
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.
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