This section provides a guide to the 21 public footpaths that can be found in and around Martham.
Each footpath is explained on its own page. They are all shown on this map:
This is a list of the Footpaths, click on any you are interested in for detailed information:-
Pratts Loke – Finally, one extra: There is a B.O.A.T. (Byway Open to All Traffic) that is a public right of way also known as Pratts Loke that links Hemsby Road to Somerton Road. Click HERE for details.
The footpaths are easy to walk and, in many instances, derive from medieval paths that now provide handy short cuts. The walker can link many of the paths to enjoy fine Broadland views.
The footpaths are open to the public at all times of the year. This includes access with pushchairs, or a dog provided it is on a lead or under close control. Footpaths are not allowed to be used by vehicles and bikes.
The footpaths are those listed on the definitive list held by Norfolk County Council. They are well signposted and maintained by landowners, the County Council and Martham Parish Council.
A poem was included in a guidebook to Martham published in 1830 called “The Strangers Guide to the Polite Village of Martham”. A few lines were:
“Martham all hail! Thou seat of the polite Compared with others glorious is thy plight,
Who would but envy such a piece to dwell in
Who but would say how much this place excel in?”
The footpaths of Martham have changed little since 1830 and remain a place to excel in.
With thanks to Ann Meakin who provided extra information about ecology and additional photographs provided by Chris Harrison.