Park at Outney Common (The Golf Club)
Cross the A143 using the footbridge SW of the car park.
Head SE along Outney Road.
Turn third left along Earsham Street.
Turn right into the Castle Inn car park.
Climb the steps in the SE corner of the car park.
Head SE passing the Bigod Castle ruins and cafe.
Head right, south, along Castle Orchard.
Bend left into Priory Lane passing public toilets.
Turn right, SE, along the A144.
Cut across the car park, east, to follow Wharton Street NE.
Continue ahead into Staithe Road and later Beccles Road, heading east.
Turn right, SE, along Kents Lane. Turn right, SW, along Hillside Road East.
Turn left, SE, into Joyce Road.
Follow Joyce Road, SW, then south, then SE.
Turn right, south, into Meadow Road.
At the end, continue SE, either through gates and meadows or on the parallel path avoiding livestock.
After 800 metres (12 minutes) turn left, NE, along Scotchman's Lane, (sometimes overgrown or wet).
In extreme conditions follow the field perimeter instead of the footpath.
Turn right, south, along lodge road towards St. John the Baptist's Church.
Turn right, south, and cross the A144.
After 40 metres west along the main road, head left, south, on the field perimeter path, hedge right.
Turn left, SE, along Englishes Road, SE, with wiggles through farm buildings.
Turn right, SW, along Moles Lane for 0.8 miles.
At the Village Hall turn left, SW, to St Margaret's Church. This is a good spot for a picnic lunch.
After visiting the church, retrace your steps NE, then east.
Turn left, NW, into Shoe Devil Lane. Google has no useful information about this unusually named road.
Follow this lane, dwindling to a footpath into the valley bottom.
Head left, west, for 70 metres, following the stream, right.
Turn right, NW, across a footbridge and cross the open field.
Aim for a tunnel through the woodland. The path is rarely reinstated so there is some guesswork here.
If you have the tech', steer 337 degrees for 200 metres across the field.
Continue NW, through the woodland and later on field perimeter paths.
Look for a footbridge and stile, left, NW. Cross the meadow, NW.
After a metal gate, turn left, SW, on tarmac. Cross St Margaret's Lane and continue SW.
At a clump of trees, turn right, north, across a sleeper bridge and cross the open field, north.
Follow this path north, into a sunken path and then woodland. The path bends right, NE.
Continue north when the path rejoins St, Margaret's Road.
Cross the B1062 and head north into Bungay.
Turn left into Boyscott Lane and head NW. There are short woodland alternatives to the tarmac lane.
Kink right and left, crossing Earsham Dam.
Head NW along Outney Road back across the footbridge to the car park.
There are options to divert via shops, pubs, cafes, a theatre, a museum and other attractions.
St John the Baptist Church