Kett’s Country walking trail officially launched

The brand new 18 mile Kett’s Country walking trail has launched in Norfolk.

Following a guided walk led by councillors and tourism officials on Friday 25th March, the Kett’s Country Norfolk Trail is now open. The public are invited to come and enjoy the picturesque views, natural scenery and historical markers.

If you’re looking for a new adventure in Norfolk, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

What is the Kett’s Country Walking Trail?

The new Norfolk trail was originally designed to provide an economic boost for the area between Wymondham and Cringleford, which officials say don’t get as much attention from tourists or locals as other parts of the county.

As further houses are developed in Wymondham and surrounding areas, the need for green infrastructure to cater to the needs of the locals became clear. This new trail will ensure that more people can get out for a walk, without having to drive somewhere to enjoy outdoor space. Each end of the trail also has transport links and community attractions such as pubs and cafes.

The walk has strong historical significance. It begins where Kett’s Rebellion began back in July 1549. It finishes in Eaton near where Robert Kett crossed with his followers on the journey to Norwich. Whilst the walk itself doesn’t follow the actual route of Kett and his followers, it will take walkers through the countryside. Here, they can enjoy the natural beauty that rural Norfolk has to offer.

Are there shorter routes available?

Whilst the trail linking Norwich and Wymondham is 18 miles, there are five smaller circular routes to enjoy along the way. These are at Wymondham, Wreningham, Mulbarton, Swardeston and Cringleford. These are all abundant with history and wildlife, and perfect for anyone who is a little shorter on time.

Walk the trail

If you’d like to get started, you can download the long distance trail map below. You can also download maps of the smaller, circular routes by visiting the Norfolk County Council trails page here.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for other walks and trails, check out our Active Outdoors section. This contains links to local trails, routes, maps and cycle paths.