DISTANCE: Six miles
MAP: OS map 132, Grid reference 830421
Start at the church in Burnham Market and go into
Station Road which you follow round a left bend and soon turn right
into Angles Lane.
Follow uphill until the lane ends abruptly at the
edge of fields and you turn right and go straight over a field to
an external corner of a hedge on the far side.
Follow a short left edge to a corner and through
a gap into another field and straight over to another external corner.
You follow a longer left edge this time into a
corner where turn right with the edge for a few paces then left
through a gap into a corner of the next field. Follow a hedge on
your left to a crossing farm track.
Turn right and the track leads to the B1155 where
turn right for Burnham Market. Continue for a full quarter mile
to a junction and turn left for Burnham Deepdale into Whiteway Road.
The road goes uphill for a half mile to where a
small wood ends on your right and you turn right into an unpaved
lane. The lane leads you to a crossing road. Turn right and quickly
left into another unpaved lane which you follow to a road by Burnham
Turn right and after a short way where overhead
power lines cross the road you turn left into an enclosed path which
leads to another road. To your left are the remains of a Carmelite
Priory of the White Friars but you turn right and follow the road
to a junction by Sutton House.
Turn left and you cross the River Burn and past
the delightfully restored Burnham Mill then turn leftwards to a
junction by the battered stone cross in Burnham Overy Town.
Take the road ahead for Overy Staithe but as the
road turns sharply right you fork left into a green track. When
you reach a metal gate pass through and follow the right edge of
a meadow to another metal gate.
Again pass through and along a driveway to the
main coast road on a corner. Go straight ahead with the River Burn
on your left and immediately after the road turns sharply right
you turn left over a stile into a meadow. Follow a right edge to
a stile in its far corner which cross and up to the sea wall.
Turn left and when the sea wall turns sharply
right you go straight ahead and down through a hunting gate into
a green path.
Continue with the path when it bends right and
leads to a stile. Cross and go ahead for a few paces to a gravelled
track in which you turn left past cottages to a metalled road on
a corner. Turn left and follow the road passing a junction on your
right and then a telephone kiosk and to a junction with the A.149.
Cross leftwards over the road into a farm track
which you follow over a field to a hedge on the far side. Fork left
and with the hedge on your right go uphill and out to a road.
Turn right and the road leads quite pleasantly
back into Burnham Market.
by Jean le Surf