The path on the south side of Breydon Water leads to Burgh Castle and the remains of a Roman fort. But we’re not going to walk that far. Instead, we’ll cut across the marshes and circle back to Great Yarmouth. But it’s still a tidy step. So, put on your hikers, and let’s go.
Not so busy today. I liked the contrast of the old and the new (new as in 1984)
The terns (common and arctic) are summer visitors, overwintering in South Africa. In the distance across the water, you can see the platforms installed to encourage the terns to breed.
Back in the day, our marshes provided sweet grazing for Highland cattle. Now horses are everywhere.
In bygone days, windmills were used for pumping water drained from the marshes into the estuary. These days we have this. It’s a bit of a landmark with no other buildings for miles around. It’s also where we’re going to leave Breydon to cut across those marshes.
(I think he’s been using the same hair colourant as me)
The walk takes in agricultural land. Poppies and various crops’ flowers all gathered together in a field corner. Note: it’s all organic around here, no nasty sprays.
This isn’t the end of the walk, but the path is soon to spew us out onto a road in a retail park and… one road’s much like another in such places.
I do hope you’ve enjoyed our little stroll. It’s been hot. You might be beginning to tire. It’s about 7 miles all-round. Well done.