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TWENTY-SEVEN MILESRIDE SEVENBeachamwell   Boughton  Fincham  Marham Narborough   West Acre

STARTING POINT: THEATRE STREET CAR PARK.

Turn RIGHT out of the car park and down to the end of Theatre Street. At the "T" junction turn RIGHT and follow this road to the next junction by the gates of the recreation ground.

Take the road straight across, which winds its way between hedges for a while and then rises up to the little hamlet of Drymere. After this there is a nice downhill slope until you come to a turning on the left, which you ignore, then fairly level ground to the next junction.

The main road veers right here, but you take the road directly across, going past houses on the left until you reach a sharp right hand bend which takes you onto the village green of BEACHAMWELL. Continue along past the green, with the unique thatched church at one end and the pub at the other until you reach a "T" junction where you turn LEFT.

After passing a farm the road bears around to the right and then, on the next bend you take the little lane on the RIGHT, which goes down to cross a small stream, then rises slightly up to the next "T" junction. Here you turn LEFT and go past the few houses which make up Eastmoor. Soon after the last house you come to a junction where you bear RIGHT, up a short rise to a farm and then enjoy a gentle slope downwards until you reach a bridge.

At the far side of the bridge you take the lane to the RIGHT, which meanders its narrow way through trees and fields until it pops out at a "T" junction in the village of BOUGHTON. Turn RIGHT here, going past the pretty pond (a good place for a picnic) and out of the village. The road bears slowly round to the right and you will soon come to a turning to the LEFT, signposted Fincham, which you take for a very short distance to the next turning on the RIGHT, also signposted Fincham.

Follow this lane and you will soon enjoy an exhilarating downhill ride of about three-quarters of a mile and then eventualy arrive at FINCHAM. At the crossroads, (go carefully as this is the busy A1122 to Downham Market and there is a blind bend to the right) cross to the lane OPPOSITE, which takes you across open countryside and up to a "T" junction.

Turn RIGHT here and continue along this pleasant little road into the village of MARHAM, after which the road slowly veers around to the East, arriving eventualy at a "T" junction. Turn LEFT here and you wiil soon enter the village of Narborough at a crossroads.

There is a lane DIAGONALY ACROSS which you take, ( you may also like to take advantage of the thoughtfully placed seats under the trees at the corner ) and then continue along this tree lined lane.narford.hall.jpg - 9750 Bytes Ignore the first crossroads at Narford Hall and continue straight on until the next, where you turn RIGHT into a very narrow lane, which soon begins to climb quite steeply through open fields. Once at the top the lane begins to be enclosed in woodland and you will shortly get the odd glimps of the Swaffham wind turbine through the trees to the left.

At the next junction the lane joins another larger road going in the same direction, which you follow. Go over the bridge which crosses the A47 bypass, and continue on into the town, past the Police Station, and up to a main road. Turn LEFT here and proceed to where the road forks at the Town Sign, where you turn RIGHT, and go along with the Market Place on your left until you see some bollards in the centre of the road. Turn RIGHT here, down by the White Hart P.H. and then turn LEFT into Theatre Street and return to the car park.


MAP FOR RIDE SEVEN.


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Poppies on the road to Beachamwell
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St. Martins Church at Fincham

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