This walk starts on the Felbrigg Hall car park and takes in the The Church of St Margaret, within the Felbrigg estate and the St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Sustead

Great British Life: A plaque explaining The Victory V. A plaque explaining The Victory V. (Image: Peter James)


1. From the car park, head towards the walled garden. To the left is a gate. Pass through, following the path along the Victory Walk. At the seat, if you look back, you can see the V. This was planted in 1946 to commemorate VE Day. Follow the path to the left, passing the Ice House on the left. Follow downhill ignoring paths of to the left. At the bottom turn left. This will bring you to the drive. Turn left then right towards the car park. Take the path to the right following the boundary wall ignoring the gate on to the road. Cross the bridge. Follow the path bearing right at the end of the lake.

Great British Life: Felbrigg Lake. Felbrigg Lake. (Image: Peter James)

2. If you're doing the shorter walk turn left passing the end of the lake. Take the path to the top of the hill where you re-join the main walk at (4). The main walk turns right. Follow the path to a sign for the Weavers' Way. Bear right following path to the road. Turn right then left on to the track beside the woods. Follow this - it narrows at one point. Keep following to farm buildings then along the drive beside a bungalow to the road. Turn left. Follow the road passing the footpath off to the left. Follow the road to the next finger post which take you across the fields to Sustead Church. To visit the church turn right out to the road.

Great British Life: Sustead Church is visible in the distance. Sustead Church is visible in the distance. (Image: Peter James)

3. From the corner of the wall take the cross-field path down to the kissing gate then over the bridge. Bear slightly right through the kissing gate. Follow the cross-field path up the hill then carry straight on to the field entrance out to the road. Turn left. Follow the road to the T junction. Cross the road into the drive. You are now back in Felbrigg park. Go straight on. Ignore the track going left. Head for the kissing gate. Follow the path crossing the bridge then uphill to the kissing gate.

Great British Life: Felbrigg church. Felbrigg church. (Image: Peter James)

4. Go through the gate then to the next kissing gate. This brings you into the meadow. Avoiding the stile follow the path to the church. Turn left through the gate then follow the gravel track to a marker post. Turn right taking the grass path through the kissing gate back to the car park.


Great British Life: Felbrigg Hall. Felbrigg Hall. (Image: Bill Smith)

Felbrigg Hall

Felbrigg Hall is a Jacobean mansion set in landscaped grounds. It was built in the 15th century on the site of the original medieval hall. The estate covers some 1760 acres of parkland and mixed woodland. Robert Ketton-Cremer bequeathed it to the National Trust on his death in 1969.

St Peter and St Paul's Church

St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Sustead has a 48-foot high round tower with a single bell. The church was built in Saxon times but has Norman, Tudor and Victorian alterations.

St Margaret's Church

The Church of St Margaret, within the Felbrigg estate, has one of the finest collections of brasses in Norfolk. Life-size brasses of Simon de Felbrigg, who built the church, and his wife, Margaret, can be found in the east of the nave.


The Squire's Pantry, Felbrigg Hall

Found in the courtyard at Felbrigg Hall, the Squire's Pantry offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and, of course, scones. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the tea room, and in the courtyard where water bowls are provided.

Whelk Coppers Tea Rooms, Sheringham

The Whelk Coppers Tea Rooms are a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Set in a fisherman's cottage the interior is panelled in Indian teak from a Royal Navy frigate built in 1820 and the wrought iron gates are said to have been designed by Walt Disney, who was a friend of the original owner.

It's been owned and run by the same family since 1992 and home-cooked food using the best local produce is the order of the day. Cakes and scones are baked in-house, pies and sausage rolls are made locally and the bread, meat, fruit and veg, fish and coffee all comes from local suppliers.


START: National Trust Felbrigg Hall car park


DISTANCE: Main walk 5.5 miles/9km Short Walk 2.5 miles/4.3km


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