Nar Valley Way – Leg 4

Thursday 23 October 2014. We started the 33 mile Nar Valley Way in January this year when we walked the first 3 legs from Gressenhall to Wormegay. I felt that the last 8 miles from Wormegay to King’s Lynn would be too flat and boring and was reluctant to complete the trail. With a break in our current project of walking the Norfolk Coastal Path from Cromer to Hunstanton, today was an ideal opportunity to tick off the last leg of the Nar Valley Way.

We had a couple of miles of walking from Wormegay alongside the nettle choked Little River before we rejoined the River Nar. This then took us to a crossing of the A10 at Setchey before turning north and passing under the A47. Parts of the walk alongside the River Nar were as boring as I had expected but it improved as it transformed from a drainage ditch into a small river the closer that we came towards King’s Lynn. The outskirts of the town are undergoing great change with large new housing developments. The walk finished a little inauspiciously at Marriott’s Warehouse and was marked by an unimpressive information board.

To celebrate the end of the trail we walked a little further into the town centre for tea/coffee at the Arts Centre café. Close by, I caught a picture of a Jay; an unusual bird for a town centre.


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