Broads Walks: Herringfleet Hills

Walk length: 3 mile linear walk.

Getting Started

If embarking on this 3 mile walk by car, there is parking available at both the car parking area at Herringfleet Hills (Grid Ref: TM 4677 9838) and at the Dukes Head pub, NR32 5QR, a welcome break for refreshments at the end of your walk. An alternative would be getting the train to Somerleyton station and walking the short distance (around 20 mins) to the beginning of the trail at the pub.

The Route

Herringfleet Hills is an area of grass heath surrounded by bracken and woodland. Herringfleet marshes is grazed traditionally by cattle which has benefits for marshland wildlife, like Water Soldier, and wading birds such as Snipe, Lapwings and Redshanks. You may even spot reptiles such as Grass Snakes and Common Lizards. Listen out for song birds such as White Throats, Willow Warblers and Yellow Hammers on the Herringfleet Hills, where dogs are welcome on a lead.

See the 100 year old Somerleyton Swing Bridge from the moorings and the 19th century, Grade II listed Herringfleet Smock Mill on the banks of the River Waveney. Somerleyton, home to Somerleyton Hall, also has a shop with a post office and cafe.

Getting started

Location of start of trail

Our PDF copies of popular Broadland trail maps are free to download and print off for your own use.