Buxton Mill

We had the loveliest walk here recently. There are so many paths to explore around here – unfortunately I underestimated the distance and my five-year-old ended up walking nearly four miles! She forgave me for all the “mud fun” we had though.

We parked at the village hall (where there is also a great playpark) and walked up Mill Street to the mill. For a quiet village this is quite a busy-ish road and the path isn’t the widest, so keep tots close. The road bears round to the right and between two buildings you will see a waymarked trail – just follow the fingerposts. On the other side of the road here is a great spot for paddling in the summer. You are treated to beautiful views of the mill and the river path is lovely. It opens up into a riverside walk – cattle graze here, we didn’t see them but we saw quite a few “pats”.

You can walk all the way round to Oxnead along the river path (see map) but that would be a long walk for little legs. It’s still a lovely walk along the river if you did an “out and back”. Alternatively, you could park at the Bure Valley Railway station and walk across the fields to Oxnead

This isn’t a good one for pushchairs. The paths are too narrow and ground too bumpy, plus there are several obstacles. My five-year-old loved it though!

🌿 Start point/Parking: (search Buxton Village Hall): NR10 5JE; what3words: ///traded.lightbulb.guru (alternative parking at Bure Valley Railway – NR10 5ET (Stracey Rd) what3words: ///kneeled.slanting.raven)

🌿 Length of walk: about 4 miles all the way round, but as long as you want to make it for an “out & back”

🌿 Accessibility: Not one for pushchairs

🌿 Toilets/baby change: In normal times, the pub is the closest

🌿 Seating: Not that I remember

🌿 Picnic area: No – but a big field at the village hall and spots by the river

🌿 Play area: Yes, playpark at the village hall

🌿 Food & drink: No cafes but there is a fish & chip shop and The Black Lion pub nearby http://the-black-lion-norwich.edan.io/

🌿 Dogs: Yes – public rights of way

🌿 Opening times: Always open

🌿 Entrance fee: None

🌿 Other: Some great spots for paddling in the summer

Posted in Broadland, Dogs allowed, Lakes, Broads, Rivers & Streams Walks, Paddling.

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