A half day walking tour exploring Fairhaven Garden, the village of Ranworth and surrounding countryside, including St Helen's church, known as 'the Cathedral of the Broads' and ending with tea/coffee and cake back at Fairhaven.
This four mile circular guided walking tour takes you through Fairhaven Garden, a beautiful natural Broadland Garden. Enjoy fabulous candelabra primulas and azaleas in spring, wild flowers, butterflies and dragonflies in summer and wonderful autumn colours and see the King Oak, a sapling at the time of the Battle of Hastings.
The tour features a peaceful bridleway connecting Fairhaven with Ranworth and the popular Malthouse Broad.
St Helen's church dates from the 14th century. The church has a magnificent 15th century rood screen, one of the finest in the country and the superb 15th century Ranworth Antiphoner, a richly illustrated liturgical book.
The church tower is normally open and a climb to the top offers fabulous views of the Broads landscape.
This tour is organised and managed by Paul Dickson Tours.
We meet at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Please wear walking boots/shoes and bring waterproof clothing.
Minimum age is 10 years.
Our start time is 9.30am and the tour lasts approximately 3 hours.
Facilities & refreshments
Public toilets available in Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.
There is a cafe at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.
There is a car park (for car or minibus) at the start and end point.
This tour can involve climbing a church tower, but this is optional and can be missed out if preferred.
This tour is suitable for wheelchair users. Please contact us for details.