A historcal walk around Thetford to see its many churches, two castles, priory, friary and Iron Age fort.
Date: 29th November 2016 Distance: 8.81km (5.47 Miles) Parking: Nuns Bridge Car Park
Start Location: Nuns Bridges Ascent (m/ft): 60m (197ft) Weather:

Sunny

Time Started: 10:00 Highest Point: N/A Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 Hour 48 Minutes        
Route: Nuns Bridges - River Thet - Holy Sepulchre (Remains of) - Red Castle - Thetford Priory (Remains of) - Thetford Castle (Remains of) - Nuns Bridges

Nuns Bridge at the very start of the walk.

All is cold and frosty this morning.


Nunnery Arch.


This is an old hunting lodge now converted into housing.

Ruins of the old Nunnery.

All of the ruins are in the garden of the BTO.

The River Thet by Nuns Bridges.

Thetford Mill.


Thetford Grammar School, once an ancient Friary.


Plenty of remains left.


Holy Sepulchre ruins.

Inside the church.

Enigmatic ruins.

Although hard to see these earthworks are the remains of Red Castle, which is the earlier castle in Thetford.

Thetford Priory.



Fine arch carvings.



The Priory Gatehouse.

Inside the church ruins.


Huge earthworks that make up the defences of the Iron Age Fort.

Large banks and ditches.

The Norman Motte within the Iron Age Defences.


Some of the tallest Norman Earthworks in the country.