Walks near & around Trunch
Pigneys Wood, a nature reserve within the parish of Knapton, kept by a voluntary management group, contact Peter Croot, phone 01603 737 427
Bacton Woods: “Bacton Woods is a mosaic of conifer plantation, mixed woodland and open areas. There are over 30 species of tree within the wood, some native and some introduced.
The site as you see it today was mainly planted between 1956 and 1971. Much of the central and southern area was formally heathland, and you will find heather, broom and gorse.”
Southrepps Commons: “The Southrepps Common Local Nature Reserve comprises 12.4 hectares of woodland, reeds, grass and rare wild flowers, in Lower Southrepps village. The diverse habitats support an exceptional range of species and carry ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ and ‘Special Area of Conservation’ status. An impressive 800 metre boardwalk is loved by adults and children alike, and provides wheelchair access to the most important parts of the site.”
Apart from many local public footpaths for shorter walks in Trunch area, there are also long distance paths passing through.
Paston Way / 29 km / 18 miles
Named after the famous Paston Family, the dominant landowning and merchant family of the area during the Medieval and Tudor times, a north Norfolk route connecting Cromer with the Weavers’ Way at North Walsham and visiting parts of the coastal path. Map and Route description available from this website>>>
Linked Paths: Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail; Weavers’ Way (Norfolk)
Start: TG220424 – Cromer, Norfolk
Finish: TG283302 – North Walsham, Norfolk
Weavers’ Way / 90 km / 56 miles
“Use is made of public footpaths, disused railway line and some minor roads in passing through very varied scenery, from the mixed farmland and woodland of the north to the extensive, traditional grazing marshes of the Broadland river valleys.
Notable landmarks to be seen along the Way include a number of fine flint churches, several large country houses, and a large number of wind-pumps.
Parts of the Paston Way which visits 16 churches and villages over a meandering and convoluted route in north-east Norfolk can be used in linking Cromer with North Walsham.” (source: Long Distance Walkers Association)