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The village of Thurton is situated in South Norfolk eight and a half miles south east of Norwich, on the main A146 Norwich to Lowestoft Road. The A146 cuts through the village and effectively divides it in two.
Thurton has close community links with the adjoining parishes of Ashby St Mary and Bergh Apton and is approximately three miles from the small market town of Loddon and nine miles from the Suffolk town of Beccles, both of which offer a range of shopping outlets, leisure facilities and services. Norwich offers the largest cultural, shopping, leisure and employment opportunities in Norfolk.
The parish of Thurton covers an area of 318 hectares. Thurton is surrounded by fertile agricultural farmland mainly growing cereal crops and sugar beet. In Thurton there is some mixed farming with beef cattle and pigs being reared, but no dairy farming. There is also some small-scale horticulture and market gardening.
We have a guide to three walks in Thurton, starting from St Ethelbert's Church.