From Great Massingham, a ride of just 14 miles, ideal for a family ride.
Great Massingham is 10 miles north of Swaffham, just to the east of the A1065. There is plenty of free parking around the ponds, but please park considerately. There is a village store and a public house which face each other across the green.
Leave the green and the village with the pond on your left, going towards Harpley. Continue to the little Fire Station on the right and turn right just before it. At a sharp right hand bend in the road, go straight ahead into a narrow lane. At the crossroads go straight across, continue to the next junction, turn left and continue through Harpley village and up to the A148.
Go straight across into the lane opposite, ignore the lane on the left and continue down the straight avenue to the gates of Houghton Hall. Turn right here and follow the estate fence to where it meets a little lane. Turn left, still following the fence, straight across the crossroads at North Pole Farm and continue to the next junction.
Turn right here and down the lane, populated on the left by hundreds of 'porkers'. If you arrive at the right time the fields are full of little pink piglets! Continue down here until you arrive at the village of East Rudham.
Go diagonally across to the right at the main road and continue round the bends and out of the village until you arrive at a sign for "The Grange". Turn right here and go straight across the first crossroads, passing the Grange and continuing to the next junction.
Turn sharp left here, and with West Rudham Common on your left continue for just over half a mile to a crossroads where you turn right. Follow this little lane which goes round a couple of sharp bends and up to a T junction. Turn left here and up to the next junction by the Fire Station, turn left and return to the Green at Massingham
RIDE LENGTH= 13.7 MLS. MAXIMUM HEIGHT= 302 FT.
MINIMUM HEIGHT= 154 FT. HEIGHT ASCENDED= 449 FT.
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