Located around the River Chet, Loddon has been a known settlement for hundreds of years, so you won’t be short of historic sites to visit, we loved it here at www.broads-holidays.co.uk. These include the Holy Trinity Church, which dates back to 1490 and is a part of the designated conservation area within the centre of Loddon. A little later in the 18th century came the towns Watermill, which was used to divert the waters of the River Chet away from the town, reducing the chances of flooding. Although no longer in use, it still stands & is well worth visiting. Explore the town for yourself to discover what else this scenic and historic location has to offer.
Like many of the popular market towns in Norfolk, Loddon boasts a good selection of shops, restaurants and cafes to choose from, as well as take-aways should you fancy something quick when you’re on the move. You will also find a number of other establishments that are a must for any town. These include a doctors surgery, a bank, a post office, a beauty salon, a shop for garden items and many more. Take a break at one of the pubs & enjoy a delicious meal cooked freshly on site.
From the eastern side of the town you can also join one of Norfolk’s most popular and scenic walking trails, the Wherryman’s Way. This lengthy walk stretches from Whitlingham Country Park on the outskirts of Norwich and follows the length of the River Yare, ending up at Breydon Water near Great Yarmouth. To reach the trail, all you will have to do is to walk to Hardley Flood and continue a short distance along the River Chet until you reach the River Yare. If you turn left you will head towards Norwich and if you turn right, you will end up in Great Yarmouth. Chances are that you won’t fancy walking all that way, but the short walk along the River Chet to Hardley Flood is well worth doing, as you will be able to enjoy some great views across this large lake
Location of Loddon
Loddon is located in south Norfolk approximately 10.7 miles (19 minutes by road) to the southeast of Norwich city centre.
Where can I stay near Loddon?
If you would like to discover what Loddon and the rest of South Norfolk has to offer then you will be perfectly placed at Waveney River Centre, the multi-award winning holiday park, which is perfectly placed along the bank of the River Waveney. From here you will only have to travel approximately 10.9 miles to Loddon where you can enjoy everything that this lovely market town has to offer. Waveney River Centre boasts a fantastic selection of accommodation, which includes luxury lodges, cottages and penthouses, all of which have gas central heating, modern bathrooms, kitchens & multiple bedrooms. If you would like to get a little closer to nature, there is a riverside campsite where you can enjoy stunning views. Touring pitches are also available here and the glamping pods are well worth trying. For your comfort there are modern private shower rooms and also an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and café. The on-site shop is very convenient and day boats are also available, if you fancy a day out exploring the river.
What else is nearby?
If you travel a short distance by road from Loddon towards Norwich, you will come across the lovely village of Rockland St. Mary. Although this village doesn’t have many attractions, it’s very close to Rockland Broad, one of Norfolk’s most scenic broads. You will be able t reach it easily and quickly by parking in the nearby car park and walking along the Wherryman’s Way. You can also reach Rockland Broad on foot from Loddon by heading northwest along the Wherryman’s Way. There are also two other popular market towns nearby. These are Beccles and Bungay, which can be found to the south of Loddon. Both of these towns sit on the River Waveney and offer a great selection of shops, pubs & restaurants. Weekly markets also take place in the towns, where you will find a great selection of fresh produce and other local products.