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Thetford’s River Tales

Join this short accessible family friendly walk and discover stories about the history of the rivers.

October 25, 2023
Thetford Riverside
Fully funded with thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Thetford’s River Tales

Work and Play – Thetford Riverside

On this walk you will follow the two rivers that run through Thetford, the river Thet and the river Little Ouse. We will have activities along the walk for all of the family, and will hear stories about having fun in the rivers – swimming, boating and fishing – as well as seeing buildings from Thetford’s industrial past where they survive.

The walk will start by the former Thetford Coffee Mill, and follow the river along the leafy Spring Walk to the historic Nuns Bridges, and the old outdoor River Swimming Baths. The walk will then return past wartime relics and the former Pulp ware Mill.

This walk is being hosted by BFER in collaboration with Pathmakers for the Walk Norfolk Festival 2023. Pathmakers is an accessible walking charity based in Norfolk, who launched the Walk Norfolk Festival, an annual autumn walking festival, in 2022.


Thetford’s River Tales: Further Information

When: Wednesday 25th October

Where: Thetford Riverside

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Cost: Free of charge to participants (fully funded with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund)

Age: Any children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Distance: Approx. 1 mile/ 1.6k

Travel and Meeting Point: The walk meeting point is approximately a 15 minute walk from Thetford bus Interchange, and 20 minute walk from Thetford Train station.
Free parking is available in the School Lane car park next to where we will meet.

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