Way Stations

Burgh Castle –  Traditional site of St. Fursey’s 7th Century  monastery and a hub for the Church in the 8th. The St. Peter and St. Paul’s church was transferred to a site outside the walls when a Norman castle was established inside the Roman walls. There is a bus route to and from Great Yamouth, but public moorings have been closed down. See also: – Voyage of the Bolero –  Norfolk Archaeological Trust
Great Yarmouth – No more than a sandbank at the mouth of the Great Estuary in 7th C. The town grew up around the church that Herbert Losingia founded, as a cell of Norwich’s Cathedral Priory in 1101.  Great Yarmouth  has a railway station and a bus route to Burgh Castle. There are moorings at the yacht station.  A good place from which to make a day pilgrimage to: i) Burgh Castle to honour St. Fursey; or ii) Reedham, to honour St. Felix.

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Berney Arms (no longer open as a pub!)  At the half-way point between Great Yarmouth and Reedham on the Wherryman’s Way,  with a railway station and moorings, in the midst of the Berney Marshes Nature Reserve.  It has good views of Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth and Reedham churches from what was the centre of the Great Estuary before it silted up!  A good place to walk from to honour St. Felix at Reedham.  See also Voyage of the Bolero
Reedham – St. Felix established a base, where St.John the Baptist church now stands within the walls of a small Roman fort in clear sight of Fursey’s base at Burgh Castle. There is a train station with routes connecting Reedham with Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Lowestoft and the Berney Arms and moorings in the village or Reedham Ferry See also Reedham and St.FelixVoyage of the Bolero
Heckingham – The Church of St. Gregory is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust
Loddon –  A royal vill in 7th C when St. Felix established a church here – most likely on the site of the present Holy Trinity Church. There are moorings, a good bus service to Lowestoft and Norwich, shops, overnight accommodation and places to eat.  At Loddon begins the Norfolk Saints’ Way exploration of Two Difficult Histories.   The rood screen has a depiction of St. William being crucified.  St.William’s shrine was in Norwich Cathedral.  The scapegoating of the Jewish Community blamed for his death is a stain on the history of the Church! Loddon  was a centre of Lollardy in the 15th C.  Eventually, the Norfolk Saints’ Way leads pilgrims to Lollards’ Pit where heretics were executed by being burned at the stake.
Surlingham/Postwick –  The Ferry House at Surlingham provides mooring , over-night camping and good food.  Postwick is on the opposite bank.
Norwich – With excellent transport links and a multitude of places to eat and stay Norwich marks the end of the Norfolk Saints’ Way. All the theme’s of the Norfolk Saints’ Way have a conclusion.  The Cathedral Church is the centre of the Church’s Mission in 21st C continuing the work begun in the 7th.  It is a short walk to Mother Julian’s Cell and Lollard’s Pit   and Edith Cavell’s grave is in the Close.  See also  …….