Kett's Country Long Distance Trail (Wymondham to Cringleford and Eaton)

Journey across a landscape echoing with rebellion.

Welcome to Kett’s Country. This wonderful 18-mile trail links Wymondham and Norwich and is the newest addition to the Norfolk Trails network.

The route starts in Wymondham where the story of Kett’s Rebellion began in July 1549. It finishes in Eaton, just past Cringleford’s historic twin-arched bridge. This is where Robert Kett crossed with his followers on his journey to Norwich to seek a fairer society.

The trail weaves along the picturesque South Norfolk Claylands countryside, an important area for nature. Look out for great crested newts, barn owls, buzzards, kites, turtle doves, kingfishers, green woodpeckers and brown hares.

You might also see hedgehogs, bats, bee orchids, dragonflies, butterflies and grass snakes. And if you’re lucky, you might spot the peregrine falcon at Wymondham Abbey.

For anyone looking for something less strenuous there are also five mini-adventures to enjoy along the way. There are waymarked circular walks at Wymondham, Wreningham, Mulbarton, Swardeston and Cringleford.

Each of these shorter routes, which the public voted for, has its own fascinating history and wildlife.

Our aim is to bring the route to life to celebrate this beautiful part of Norfolk. We want to connect people with nature and our local heritage and improve access to the countryside.

Follow this Trail to reconnect with a Norfolk hero. Discover its secrets and celebrate the land rights the rebels gave their lives to protect all those years ago.

Download Kett’s Country Trail Map (PDF)

You can also download maps of the circular walks:

GPX files

GPX is shorthand for GPS eXchange Format. It's a type of file that is a popular way of saving and exchanging routes. Download a GPX files for the routes here:

Main long-distance trail

Circulars

The Greater Norwich Growth Board funded this project through the Infrastructure Investment Fund.

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