In the heart of Waveney Valley

Public Footpaths

South Norfolk is wonderful walking country.

There are 14 footpaths in total in Pulham Market which has its own Footpath Warden, Sue Hewitt.  She is responsible for reporting any problems to the landowners, the parish council or the relevant county council department which is responsible for maintaining Rights of Way. She also organises walks in the spring and summer (details can be found in the Village Diary).  Parishioners can report footpath problems directly to Mrs Hewitt by Email or by telephoning on 01379 676602.

Amongst local public rights of way is The Boudicca Way, a 36-mile long footpath between Diss and Norwich which lies roughly parallel to the old Roman Road (A140) and runs right through the centre of Pulham Market. The long-distance path is split into several manageable sections, so Pulham Market is an ideal starting or finishing point for walkers.

Workhouses provided care for people who were poor and needed help.  They were set up by the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act.  Every town and village in the country was supposed to send their poor to a workhouse. There were 22 workhouses in Norfolk.  Each workhouse served a group of 40 to 50 parishes known as a Union. Life in the workhouse was supposed to be tough.  Workhouse food was boring, families were split up and adults had to work to help pay for their keep.  It was hoped that people would only come in to the workhouse if they were desperate. The Workhouse Walks were created as part of the Voices from the Workhouse project at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information on the Pulham Market Workhouse Walks.

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