Norfolk is a walkers’ paradise. Whether you are part of a large group like the Ramblers, a local walking group, a Nordic walking club or simply out with friends and family, our county has a plethora of varied walks to offer.
Caistor Hall Hotel in Caistor St Edmund, South Norfolk (just 4 miles from Norwich) is a pretty country hotel, formerly a Georgian Country Manor, built in the late 1700s. It sits in glorious countryside awash with walks right on its doorstep.
There are a number of official way-marked walks that pass right alongside Caistor Hall, making it the perfect refreshment stop. A great place to rest and recharge before continuing on your way.
Or why not park in our car park, (we have plenty of parking), take a circular walk, then, on your return enjoy a refreshing drink or a tasty lunch or dinner.
Our hotel setting is delightful and you can enjoy a morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal in a charming, relaxed setting. If your walking is part of a weekend away, why not stay with us? We offer delightful rooms in a peaceful, elegant setting,
Popular meals amongst our visiting walkers include delicious fish and chips or a choice of tasty sandwiches. There are plenty of other choices on our bar menu too. We can cater for any size party (we do ask you to pre-book your food so we can have it all ready and waiting for you when you arrive). If it’s sunny, you are welcome to sit on our lovely terrace which has gorgeous views over the landscaped grounds (dogs are welcome on the terrace). When it’s cooler, you can sit in our panelled library and warm yourselves in front of our cosy open fire.
Arguably the most famous walk that comes to our door is the Boudicca Way. Norwich & South Norfolk brim with the history of Boudicca, the Iceni queen whose tribes settled in this area (artefacts can be seen at the Norwich Castle Museum).
The Boudicca Way runs for approximately 36 miles between Diss & Norwich (or Norwich to Diss depending on which way you choose to walk it). It takes a parallel route alongside the A140, the old Roman ‘Pye’ Road. In South Norfolk, the route passes through Shotesham and Upper Stoke and into Caistor St Edmund before heading on to Norwich and ending at the train station. Plan your route so you stop off and see us when you arrive in Caistor St Edmund.
Just over the road from Caistor Hall (literally) is Venta Icenorum – Caistor Roman Town, founded approximately 1700 years ago. The town walls (or remains of) are the main feature and there are information boards giving a more visual depiction of how the town would have looked. It’s about 1.5 miles to walk around the entire perimeter of the Roman town and it’s a very pretty walk. The River Tas flows through the area and it’s a beautiful spot to sit and just take in the views.
At High Ash Farm, which runs behind Caistor Hall there is 5-miles of tracks which people are welcome to explore.
So when you start planning your next walk in this area, make sure you make us part of your itinerary. You will receive the warmest of welcomes and enjoy delicious food and drinks in a charming country hotel.
We advise booking ahead just in case we have a function running that day. Just phone 01508 494998.