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HWAT : country walks & cycle rides in the Waveney Valley

The Waveney Valley covers the region of North Suffok and South Norfolk, the two counties that border the beautiful river Waveney.

We hope you will visit us during the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail and enjoy the small wonder of the Waveney Valley, a special place that provides a wealth of inspiration for all of our artists.

There are many walking routes in South Norfolk (link to South Norfolk Council’s list of walks & cycle routes) including the historic Angle’s Way. Also, check out these two local maps of country walks & cycle rides to take around Harleston (courtesy of the Harleston Development Partnership). In neighbouring North Suffolk there are even more walks to follow, such as Mendham by the river and Bigod’s Way near Bungay (links to Discover Suffolk’s list of Suffolk walks). Just follow the links to find out more, where you can download & print off any of the walking maps before your visit to the Waveney Valley.

We pride ourselves that all our artists’ studios are situated within ten miles of the market town of Harleston so that each artist’s studio is not more than a brisk country walk or a bicycle ride away from the next artist. Of course, you just might need to travel by car if you wish to buy some of our art! There is something for everyone and entry to all the artist’s studios is free!

Are you planning to visit the Waveney Valley? If so, there is some excellent B&B holiday accommodation in and around Harleston, Bungay and elsewhere along the Waveney Valley. We have compiled a list of some places to stay in the Waveney Valley. There are also many places to eat & dine and some charming watering holes too.

HWAT : places to stay, holiday accommodation

HWAT has compiled a list of some local hotels, B&Bs, self-catering cottages, caravan and camping sites, which we hope will make your visit to the Waveney Valley, on the Norfolk Suffolk border, an enjoyable one.

HWAT provides this list as a courtesy to new visitors to the Waveney Valley, and we advise you pursue any accommodation enquiries directly with the relevant parties.

Visit their websites to get more details on types of holiday accommodation and prices.


Chameleon House – (bed and breakfast) Harleston Norfolk, IP20 9EN
Tel: 01379 852030
Website: www.chameleonhouse.co.uk


The Magpie Hotel – JD Young’s, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AD
Tel: 01379 852822
Website: www.jdyoung.co.uk


The Swan Hotel, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9DQ
Tel: 01379 852221
Website: www.harlestonswanhotel.co.uk/


Mendham Mill (self-catering) Mendham, Suffolk
Tel: 01379 855282
Website: www.mendhammill.co.uk/


Holly Tree House, Wingfield instead:-
Bleach Green, Wingfield, Suffolk, IP21 5RG
01379 384 854
Website: http://www.hollytreehousebandb.co.uk


Jolly Farmers B&B, Fressingfield, Suffolk IP215SJ
Tel: 01379 586166
Website: http://www.jolly-farmers-suffolk.com


Priory House B&B, Fressingfield, Suffolk IP21 5PH
Tel: 01379 586254
Website: www.tuckedup.com/accommodation/230/priory-house.php


Earsham Park Farm B&B, Earsham, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2AQ
Tel: 01986 892180
Website: www.earsham-parkfarm.co.uk/


The Olde Coach House (self-catering), Brockdish, Nr Harleston, Norfolk IP21 4JY
Tel: 01379 668146
Website: www.oldecoachhouse.com


The Old Bakery B&B, Pulham Market, Norfolk, IP21 4SL
Tel: 01379 676492
Website: www.theoldbakery.net


The Half Moon Inn, Rushall, Harleston, Norfolk
Tel: 01379 740793
Website: www.rushallhalfmooninns.co.uk


Old Rectory Cottages (self catering), Flixton, Nr Bungay, Suffolk NR35 1NL
Tel: 01986 893133
Website: www.oldrectorycottagesflixton.co.uk


Thatcher Meadow B&B, Rushall, Dickleburgh, Norfolk IP21 4RX
Tel: 01379 740900
Website: www.thatchersmeadow.50webs.com


Mill Lane Farm B&B, Weybread, Suffolk, IP21 5TP
Tel: 01379 588141
Website: www.milllanefarm.co.uk


Valley Farm Vineyards (self-catering), Wissett, Suffolk IP19 0JJ
Tel: 01986 785535
Website: www.valleyfarmvineyards.com


Little Lakeland Caravan Park, Wortwell, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 0EL
Tel: 01986 788646
Website: www.littlelakeland.co.uk