Things to do in Buckenham

Wherry 175 Walk – Buckenham Station to Strumpshaw Village

Sun 5 May 2019
Distance: About 5 miles

Walk Leader: Trevor Garrod

Leave Buckenham station at 11.15 (connecting out of 10.58 from Norwich and 09.46 from Lowestoft) Walk along paths and tracks past church (open to public) and over the ridge to Strumpshaw village. Stop at Shoulder of Mutton Pub, opposite the church, which does bar meals and also has a restaurant. Then via quiet roads, past Strumpshaw Hall to Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reserve (Visitor Centre with refreshments and toilets), ending with a stroll along the lane to Buckenham station.

For those preferring a slightly shorter walk, it is possible to go from the centre of Strumpshaw to Lingwood station.


Interested in exploring the beautiful Norfolk countryside with a group of walking enthusiasts? Come and join our walks from railway stations on the Bittern & Wherry Lines. These guided walks are free to rail ticket holders.

Please wear suitable shoes or boots and bring a packed lunch and drink with you, as not all walks pass a pub or cafe’. The train times provided in this leaflet are for travellers from Norwich, please check train times if you are coming from elsewhere. We aim to arrive back in Norwich by 17.00 at the latest. All walk distances given are approximate.

When you buy your rail ticket, please bear in mind that not all walks start and finish at the same station. A Bittern or Wherry Ranger ticket may be a better option on some walks.

Dogs are welcome and there is no charge for them on the train however we respectfully ask that they are kept on a lead at all times as walks sometimes pass through fields with livestock and nature reserves.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the programme is as advertised, The Bittern Line and Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnerships cannot accept responsibility for any changes or cancellations.

Walks are led by Mike Bugden, Douglas Walters, Carol Newman, Gavin Farrow, Trevor Garrod and Roger Hopkinson.

Whilst the walk leaders take every care before and during the walks, all participation is at the walker’s own risk. A deputy leader will usually accompany each walk.

New walk leaders and suggestions are always welcome.



During 2019 the Wherry Lines are undergoing a major upgrade to replace the Victorian signalling system, a new fleet of trains are being introduced across the region and a new platform is being built at Sheringham. In order to make these improvements engineering works may be taking place, therefore please check National Rail before you travel.

It may be possible that we add walks from time to time, these will be announced during our existing programme and placed on the website. These walks would use other sections of the Greater Anglia network.

Download - Guided Railway Walks 2019

Important Information

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