Thursday, 9 April 2015

Swanton Morley (Carrick Estate)

The map and instructions for this walk can be found here

This walk is just under 4 miles but was lovely and we thought we might return in the summer to see if it looks any different. We couldn't find the start point then realised we needed to find Hunter's Hall, drive down its lovely long drive and turn left into a gravel car park. We had to drive around for nearly 10 minutes. This meant that driving to and finding where to park the car, almost took as long as the walk itself!

Anyway, herewith some photographs:
 DB and E walking up the long driveway from Park Farm where the great barn hosts wedding receptions and similar events:
Once you get to the River Wensum, turn right and keep going until you get to a pumping station:
Just managed to see Bylaugh Hall  - above:
 St. Mary Church Bylaugh - completely rebuilt in 1809 but looks so old!
We thought the tanks near here were the pumping station but it was a small sewage works. The clean water being pumped back into the river:
Here is the pumping station where you turn right behind it then hug the field boundary on your way back to the car park. We had to cross a couple of fields of cows and their calves so opted instead to hug the field boundaries. Cows and calves can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes so we never walk through them!

All in all, a lovely walk and we headed back to Gressenhall Farm and Museum for lunch, where I had once again, their delicious quiche.


3 comments:

  1. Lovely scenery, that church is gorgeous!

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    1. We thought so too and thought it much older.

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  2. If I'd only known you were up the road, you could have popped in for a coffee- we were in SM that week!

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