Angles Way


The Angles Way is a beautiful walk along the Waveney Valley between the broads at Great Yarmouth and the Brecks at Thetford, and has been described as one of the best waterside walks in England.

The River Waveney forms the border between Suffolk and Norfolk, and in 1986 representatives of The Ramblers (then The Ramblers' Association) from each area got together, with assistance from local councils and various other local organisations, to publish the route to be known as the Angles Way.

The valley and many of the paths have been in existence for hundreds of years, and the route winds through broadland, marsh, riverside, open countryside and farmland, and heathland. Apart from the beautiful landscapes, there are also many points of interest. Look out for Roman ruins at Burgh Castle, medieval castles at Bungay, Mettingham and Wingfield, and many manor houses along the way.

Angles Way Broads to Brecks logo

Distance: 77 (93) miles

Waymarker: Angles Way logo

Start: Great Yarmouth

Finish: Knettishall Heath (option to extend to Thetford)

Route Overview

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Large Diss sign at Diss Mere on a sunny day
A pond surrounded by tall trees reflected in the water, on a sunny day in Mendham
Beccles - Bridge over the water
a curious black and white cow perring over a hedge in Mendham on a sunny day, with green field and a wheat field in the background
Beccles - River Waveney
River Waveny at Beccles

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