Poringland Wood

(Last visited July 2020)

We had a great time adventuring here! It’s about a 1.5 mile woodland walk, many wide paths for pushchairs which opens up into a large basin half-way through the walk. We spent a great deal of time here on an old rope swing and investigating the amazing tree roots! The stream cuts through the walk. Just a warning – on the far (far) right path (which was a little less wide too) the small crossing was just one plank of wood, but if we’d taken the main path the crossing was much wider. Apart from this, it’s a largely accessible walk for pushchairs. As with any woodland walk, you may find muddy patches after heavy rain.

Blink and you’ll miss the car park – it’s a small entrance between the trees, just off the B1332 as you come into Poringland from Norwich. Look for the drop-curb between the trees just before the High School.

🌿 Length: Our route c.1.5 miles
🌿 Café: No but The Octagon Barn, Zaks, The Railway Tavern and the Community Centre are nearby. Highways Nursery and Green Pastures are only a 5 minute drive. Check all websites for Covid updates
🌿 Play area: No
🌿 Pushchairs: No obstacles but the usual woodland tree roots, some paths narrowed due to overgrowth and far right path had a narrow crossing (but other crossings available)
🌿 Dogs: Yes – allowed off lead but we didn’t see any mess
🌿 Loos: No
🌿 Seats: Yes
🌿 Picnic area: No but you could easily find somewhere to sit
🌿 Opening times: Always open
🌿 Entrance fee: Free
🌿 Parking: Free – NR14 7QP (what3words ///outsmart.final.jiggle)
🌿 Other: Not too busy. Entrance near a main road. Fab fallen trees to climb in, the pit was awesome for playing, stream was great for splashing in with wellies. And dens!

Posted in Dogs allowed, South Norfolk, Woodland Walks.

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