Drayton to Ringland

To avoid roads where heavy traffic is an issue pilgrims are encouraged to continue on the Marriott’s Way through Drayton, leaving the old railway line to swing south through woods, farm and field, crossing busy roads and the river, in a wide loop before entering the village of Ringland.

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Across the river, we leave the busy-ness and roar of the traffic behind and enter a quieter world.

The Wensum on the way to Ringland

The way-marked route brings us to Low Farm at the edge of the marsh, then leads left along the hedge line to arrive the middle of the village. At the main road, pilgrims turn right towards the church. 240 yards to the left, the thirsty will find the Swan at Ringland at Ringland Bridge.

An alternative path at Low Farm, passes through a gate next to the garden hedge, up and over the brow of Royal Hill (avoiding all temptation to turn left and arrive in the midst of the village by another path!); and descending to arrive on Ringland Lane close to St. Peter’s Church, with angel roof and medieval glass .

Saint Peter’s Church, Ringland from Royal Hill

St. Peter’s is the start point of the next leg of the Walsingham Way to Swanton Morley