Avoiding heavy traffic, we continue on the Marriott’s Way through Drayton. After crossing the Broadland Northway we head west, before climbing to the wooded ridge line, before swinging south through farm, field and marsh , to cross the busy Fakenham Road and the river in a wide loop; climb out of the valley and cross Royal Hill before joining the Weston Longville road close to Ringland Church.
Once across the river, we leave the busy-ness and roar of the traffic behind and enter a quieter world.
At the edge of the marshes, an alternative route leads left along the hedge line, towards the village and the Swan at Ringland. Follow the road uphill from the river and turn right at the church to rejoin the waymarked Walsingham Way.
The main route passes through a gate by the house at the marsh edge, then straight up and over the brow of Royal Hill , from where the pilgrim gains an overview of church and village, before arriving at a way marker on Ringland Lane close to St. Peter’s Church with angel roof and medieval glass