Ride 2 of peacefulbyways


Ride 2

From Narborough, A lovely ride of 21 miles with no hard climbs

There is good parking behind the bus stop at the crossroads (see details on the map below) and shady picnic tables under the trees on the little green.
    Leave the car park and turn right on the main road (towards King's Lynn) and continue for a short distance to the old Ship Inn, now a chinese restaurant and take the turning on the left for Pentney.

NARBOROUGH LAKES     At a bend in the lane take the little lane on the left, round a bend and up to a junction. Turn left here and go through the village to the junction at the church. Take the turning on the left (signed "gravel pits") and keep on this lane, with lovely views across the lakes (picture left) and the water sports centre, until you come to a sharp bend, with the lane to Pentney Abbey (about half a mile) going off to the left. Continue round to the right and carry on to where, after a short rise you arrive at the main A47.

   Go carefully across into the road opposite. At the end of the short road, turn right, then after the second bend take the road on the left for Ashwicken. This road continues straight for just over half a mile to a bend, where you take the little lane on the right (Church Lane) and follow this round the bends and up to the junction by the bus stop.

   Turn right here for a short distance, and soon after a bus stop and wooden bus shelter take the second of the two lanes on the left (Well Hall Lane) and continue to the junction (B1153) by a farm. Go straight across (signed Waterworks),go up to the junction and turn right. Continue straight on to where you meet the B1145. Go straight across and carry on to the next junction at Gayton Thorpe.

  Turn left here and follow this undulating lane for just under 3 miles to a turning on the right with a sign for West Acre Gardens. Follow this pretty lane (known as Tumblyhill Lane) to where it starts to go downhill into the Nar valley, then look out for a little lane on the left.

   Turn in here and go down the hill to the crossroads, go straight across and follow the lane, passing the Stag PH on the bend and after the church and a little green turn left into Sandy Lane.

    Follow this round to where it joins a larger lane and turn left. You will see the famous Westacre Theatre on the right, before going over the little river Nar and up to the crossroads.

   Turn right here and follow the lane across the first junction, passing Narford hall and on to the main A47. Cross carefully into the road diagonally across and follow this back to the car park.

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RIDE PROFILE (HEIGHTS ABOVE SEA LEVEL)
DISTANCE 21 MLS.     MAX HEIGHT 299 FT.
MINIMUM HEIGHT 13 FT.     HEIGHT ASCENDED 712 FT

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