Coltishall to Smallburgh and Brampton Loop Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameColtishall to Smallburgh and Brampton Loop
Cycle Route Location
Start LocationChurch Street (B1354), Coltishall
End LocationChurch Street (B1354), Coltishall
Cycle Steps
1. A beautiful cycle route in picturesque Norfolk. The route is through the hidden countryside lanes away from main roads (apart from a 1 mile section on the A149). The starting and finishing point is in Coltishall, a small village on the edge of The Norfolk Broads. Coltishall has many independant shops, a scrumptious Thai restaurant and many pubs. Several of which are located by the river in a very relaxing environment. The cycle route has many pubs along the way which are ideal for refreshments.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Coltishall is a busy riverside village. It is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the Broads" as it marks the start of the navigable portion of the River Bure. The staithe is someway out of the village itself and it captivates visitors with its picturesque setting, riverside pubs, a grassy field and is overlooked by fine properties. The thatched village church of St John is within walking distance of the staithe. The residential part of the village is nearly a mile further along the road and has some shops. The Bure Valley Railway has a station in Coltishall, but this is a long walk from the staithe! Coltishall is also famous for its RAF base, situated about a mile north of the village. This RAF base has a long history and is where Sir Douglas Bader was once a squadron commander. Sadly, flying operations ceased at the end of March 2006.