Information Centre For Tourists
Whether you are in Loddon for an hour, a day, a week or even longer – you will always find something to do in this quaint village situated on the Southern Broads.
However you arrive – car, bus or boat – there’s plenty to explore on foot or by bike. Discover wonderful woodlands, magical mills, gorgeous gardens, stunning skyscapes and even a WWII air-traffic control tower.
Explore on foot
The Hobart Walk starts from Holy Trinity Church in the centre of the town and meanders across beautiful countryside to lead you to Hales Hall – the masterpiece of Sir James Hobart who was the Attorney General to Henry VII and built the Hall and Great Barn in 1478.
The short walk to Hardley Flood gives lovely views of the River Chet and the surrounding marshland. Created during the floods of 1953, the area is now a haven for water birds such as the great crested grebe and cormorants – you may even catch sight of a kingfisher.
Explore by bike
Peaceful lanes and gentle slopes make this area easy cycling country. The national Sustrans route can be picked up at the Staithe and followed north to Langley Green and beyond where quiet lanes and villages await discovery. The southern option heads towards Ellingham and the serene Raveningham Gardens – a haven for horticulture and conservation.
Explore by car
A little further afield but only a short car journey away you can discover a beautiful bluebell wood at Sisland Carr, a vineyard at Bergh Apton, alpacas at Stubbs Green and a restored World War II air traffic control tower and former home of the USAAF 448th Bomb Group at Seething Airfield
And, when you have finished your day, return to experience the culinary delights that the local producers, suppliers and hostelries provide. Loddon is home to a wide range of restaurants, pubs, take-aways and cafes. These, plus farm shops and family butchers, provide the best locally sourced food and drink the area has to offer.
INFORMATION CENTRE FOR TOURISTS
For further information about Loddon and the surrounding area, call in to Loddon Information Centre. We’re based in the Library (off Church Plain) and are open at the following times:
Monday 10:00 – 19:00
Thursday 10:00 – 19:00
Friday 14:00 – 19:00
Saturday 13:00 – 16:00
Access to the Information Centre is also available Tuesday & Wednesday mornings from 09:00 – 12:00 via the Parish Council Office.
We have a great selection of local walks and cycle routes for all abilities and ages, plus a wide range of leaflets and other information to help you make the most of your visit.