Linear Routes 1. from Caistor St Edmund – 7 miles – Burgundy line on Google Map. You start at the site of a Roman camp and town at Caistor St Edmund, where a church founded in the Saxon era sits in the south-east corner. Some of the church’s fabric dates back to the 11th century, and the earliest written record dates from the reign of Edward the Confessor. The route then traces through fields towards the city, stopping to make an important detour to the shrine of the renowned anchorite Lady Julian, in St Julian’s Church. It then continues on to Norwich Cathedral itself.
2. from Surlingham Church Ruins – 7 miles. Yellow line on Google Map. The ruins of St Saviour’s church, Surlingham, are an evocative landmark overlooking the marshes of the Yare Valley. The church was early Norman, late 11th Century foundation. Originally there were two parishes in Surlingham, and St Saviour was linked to the nearby Surlingham manor. Follow the River Yare to join up with route 1 at Trowse Newton Church.
Circular Route ‘Norwich Pilgrimage’ – 3 miles – pink line on Google Map below, with optional scenic sections marked by purple lines. Norwich Cathedral (Church of England), St. John the Baptist Cathedral (Roman Catholic), and St. Julian’s Church with the Julian of Norwich Shrine, collaborated to make a pilgrimage between these three holy places. Download map here.
‘Nooks and Crannies‘ – another spiralling loopy heritage route which includes many holy places, designed by Norwich Council.