At Knapton, the church of St Peter and St Paul dates from the 15th Century and has a very impressive double hammerbeam roof decorated with a large number of medieval wooden angels. Outside, the cockerel and flay-piece weather vane is said to be designed by J S Cotman while giving a drawing lesson at Knapton House.
Also note the flint with dramatic domed cover, inscribed with a Greek palindrome: NIYON ANOMHMA MH MONAN OYIN which loosely translated reads ‘wash though, not only my face but my transgression’.
The Knapton Cutting, part of a disused railway line once belonging to the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway (and now owned by Norfolk County Council), is designated a local nature reserve and butterfly reserve with19 different species.
A little further along the same disused line is Pigney's Wood local nature reserve, an area of mixed woodland and wet meadows owned and managed by North Norfolk Community Woodland Trust that has been planted with over 40 species of trees over the past 20 years.
This section of the trail also crosses the disused North Walsham and Dilham Canal, Norfolk’s only canal and the only one ever built specifically for wherries. It was constructed in the early part of the 19th century to transport goods between Antingham and Great Yarmouth via the River Bure. The canal is now much narrower and shallower than it once was.