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The Brecks from near Thompson
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Photo from the walk - The Brecks from near Thompson

County/Area - Norfolk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.8 miles / 11.1 km

Ascent - 200 feet / 61 metres

Time - 3 hours 40 minutes

Grade - easy

This Norfolk walk passes through the unique heathland landscape known as the Brecks. The route is easy to follow and uses a section of the Peddars Way & North Norfolk Coast Path for part of the route. Despite the name of this path do not expect to see the sea! A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer 229Sheet Map1:25kBUY
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