'Oxborough Hall to Caldecote Farm circular walk', Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Walking trail

A circular walk exploring the lanes and countryside around Oxborough, heading north towards Caldecote Farm, returning across fields and visiting romantic moated Oxburgh Hall. Divert and have a look round the Gooderstone Water Gardens if you have the time.

An easy walk suitable for families. you may see pigs on this walk.


Map route for Oxborough to Caldecote Farm circular walk


Nr. Oxburgh Hall National Trust, grid ref: TF744014


If parking at Oxburgh Hall, please check opening times first. You can park with care on the roadside in Oxborough village and in Bedingfield Arms car park. Begin by walking up Eastmoor Road, opposite St John the Evangelist Church. After about 700yd (640m), look out for a signpost pointing across the field to your right.

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St. John the Evangelist, Oxborough complete with new roof


Depending on the time of the year, this path may be partially obscured by crops. Enter the field and heading diagonally, go towards the left-hand side of the field. About midway along the edge of the field look out for a cross over point into the next field, and continue across to the top left-hand corner of this field. You may see several parked vehicles which is the car park for a paint-balling company.

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Path across field on Oxborough to Caldecote Farm walk


Now turn left along a sandy farm track with a line of trees to your right, eventually reaching a lane by a barn, which is the start of Caldecote Farm.

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Sandy track on Oxborough to Calcdecote Farm walk


Turn right, and you will see Caldecote Farm on your right and the earthworks of the old church of St Mary the Virgin in the field to your left.

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St. Mary the Virgin earthworks near Oxborough


Passing the Caldecote farm buildings to your right, you will enter a section of road with young trees planted on either side, offering good views over the countryside.

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View from Caldecote Farm near Oxborough


After about 600yd (550m), the lane bends sharp right towards Gooderstone and Oxborough. Follow this road to a crossroads. Continue straight across, down the road which indicates that there is a weight restriction on the bridge further down.

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Gooderstone Water Gardens near Oxborough, Norfolk


Now look for the footpath sign and stile on your right, which is just before the bridge over the River Gadder, and immediately adjacent to the Anglian Water Sewage works. Cross the stile, and walk straight across the meadow ahead, heading towards the right-hand corner of the field and another stile. Pig slurry may be on the ground in this field so tread carefully.


Cross the stile and if pigs allow, continue forward down the right-hand side of the hedge-line, or if pigs are in this field then continue down the left of the hedge-line on the field boundary, and exit into the next field.


Keeping to the right of the field and left of the hedge-line, after 100yd (90m) or so another stile will be reached leading to a small path which exits onto a small section of a lane. Turn left and make your way back to your car. While you are here make sure to visit Oxburgh Hall, owned by us and home to the Bedingfield family since the 15th century.

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View from Oxburgh roof.


Nr. Bedingfield Arms Public House, grid ref: TF744014

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'Oxborough Hall to Caldecote Farm circular walk', Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk


Field paths, tarmac roads, stiles, gates. Will be muddy in wet weather.

Dogs welcome as long as under close control and particularly when near livestock that may be encountered on this walk.

'Oxborough Hall to Caldecote Farm circular walk', Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

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'Oxborough Hall to Caldecote Farm circular walk', Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

How to get here

Oxborough nr Swaffham, Norfolk, PE33 9PS
By train

Downham Market, 10 miles (16km) then taxi.

By road

7 miles (11km) south-west of Swaffham, 3 miles (5km) from A134 at Stoke Ferry.

'Oxborough Hall to Caldecote Farm circular walk', Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk

Facilities and access

  • Parking at Oxburgh Hall car park (check opening times), Bedingfield Arms car park and roadside in Oxborough village
  • Food and drink at Bedingfield Arms
  • Toilets at Bedingfield Arms and Oxburgh Hall (when open)
  • Oxburgh Hall (entrance charges apply) free to National Trust members
  • Dogs welcome under close control