Information For Visitors to Loddon
There is a selection of leaflets and maps located within the Library corridor. There is a great selection of local walks, cycle routes and places to visit which are also available to view here:
Whether you are in Loddon for an hour, a day, a week or even longer – you will always find something to do in this quaint town situated on the Southern Broads.
However you arrive – car, bus or boat – there’s plenty to explore on foot or by bike. Discover wonderful woodlands, magical mills, gorgeous gardens, stunning skyscapes and even a WWII air-traffic control tower.
A vibrant new website, BeNorfolk.co.uk, has been launched to inspire visitors and locals to try out more than 300 activities and experiences showcasing the best of Norfolk’s nature and culture.
It aims to encourage off-season visits with a variety of free and paid-for experiences, with many of them providing experiences for people with additional physical, sensory, and cognitive requirements.
This website offers inspiration for new walks, cycle routes, adventure and activities for nature lovers, no matter the weather!
Explore on foot
The Chet River Circular – Platinum Jubilee Trail 2023
(Loddon and Chedgrave)
2022 marked the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To commemorate this historic milestone a series of events and initiatives were held throughout Norfolk to celebrate the occasion and leave an enduring legacy for our county.
When the ideas of how to commemorate Her Majesty’s Jubilee were being considered, the idea of a series of Jubilee Trails was felt to be hugely positive, combining many of the elements identified as important in the Jubilee celebrations
The Hobart Walk starts from Holy Trinity Church in the centre of the town and meanders across beautiful countryside to lead you to Hales Hall – the masterpiece of Sir James Hobart who was the Attorney General to Henry VII and built the Hall and Great Barn in 1478.
The short walk to Hardley Flood gives lovely views of the River Chet and the surrounding marshland. Created during the floods of 1953, the area is now a haven for water birds such as the great crested grebe and cormorants – you may even catch sight of a kingfisher.
Explore by bike
Peaceful lanes and gentle slopes make this area easy cycling country. The national Sustrans route can be picked up at the Staithe and followed north to Langley Green and beyond where quiet lanes and villages await discovery. The southern option heads towards Ellingham and the serene Raveningham Gardens – a haven for horticulture and conservation.
Explore by car
A little further afield but only a short car journey away you can discover a beautiful bluebell wood at Sisland Carr, a vineyard at Bergh Apton, alpacas at Stubbs Green and a restored World War II air traffic control tower and former home of the USAAF 448th Bomb Group at Seething Airfield
And, when you have finished your day, return to experience the culinary delights that the local producers, suppliers and hostelries provide. Loddon is home to a wide range of restaurants, pubs, take-aways and cafes. These, plus farm shops and family butchers, provide the best locally sourced food and drink the area has to offer.