Although Lowestoft is around 14 miles from our lodges by road, if you decide to walk, this distance is dramatically reduced to around 5 miles, which is a much more attractive distance to walk. The route starts on the opposite side of the River Waveney but thanks to our on-site ferry, you can get across quickly and conveniently. Once you’re on the south side, keep left and you will find yourself walking along the Angles Way. This is one of the most scenic parts of the walk, as you will soon come to Carlton Marshes nature reserve where you can enjoy beautiful meadows, dykes and woodland that are all filled with fascinating wildlife. If you decide to stop here you will be pleasantly surprised at its size of this reserve, so it’s well worth exploring. The next stop along the way is Oulton Broad and although the route won’t take you to the waters edge, it’s easy to get excellent views of it by venturing into Nicholas Everitt Park, which can be found on the eastern side of the broad. The park offers a café where you can stop for refreshments and a sit down and when you’re ready to carry on, you will then begin the next stage of the walk.
If you continued following the Angles Way from here, you will head north, avoiding Lowestoft all together until you reach Great Yarmouth. Instead, simply follow Victoria Road opposite the entrance to Nicolas Everitt Park and you will shortly come to Waveney Drive. Continue just a short distance and you will find yourself in South Lowestoft looking out onto the sand & sea. This is where the best part of the beach can be found, as well as the piers that offer a range of entertainment.
Once you arrive in the town of Lowestoft, you will be able to enjoy al that this popular place has to offer. Chances are that you will be hungry from your trip, so why not try out one of the local restaurants or grab a snack from one of the seaside cafes. The town centre is surprisingly large, boasting numerous shops and entertaining attractions such as a cinema & theatre. The beaches here are large with soft golden sand, so if the sun is shining, why not spend some time on the beach.
To find out more about what you can get up to in Lowestoft, read our Places to Visit – Lowestoft article, which can be found on our blog.