Harleston to Diss


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Between Harleston and Diss Angles Way crosses the River Waveney twice. Now a considerably smaller river than it was at the eastern section, the lush grazing meadows beside the river and diverse aquatic flora and fauna in the river has given some sections areas around the river County Wildlife Site status.

Several crossing points for the Waveney housed watermills. One example is the watermill at Syleham by the toll bridge to Brockdish. Originally a corn mill, it was converted in 1839 to a linen mill and thriving garment factory which employed over 100 people into the mid-19th century. The wealth from the weaving trade is reflected in many villages along the Waveney, including Brockdish’s pretty colour-washed cottages. The mill has been converted into private houses and the factory site now has four houses built at the turn of the 21st century.

This walk was published by Norfolk County Council.  There are more walks at: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk/norfolk-trails/short-and-circular-walks/angles-way


Harleston Town Centre