The Ridings, Poringland
Area Guide

Poringland and it's surrounding area


Poringland is an extremely popular village as for many people it offers the best of many worlds; village
life and yet within easy reach of the region’s capital city, Norwich, with its huge range of amenities.
It’s surrounded by beautiful rolling Norfolk countryside, is very close to the stunning waters and rivers of
the Broads and the famous beaches of Norfolk and Suffolk are less than an hours drive away.

Within the village is a range of shops and services, including a good sized supermarket, a post office, pharmacy and a number of local pubs, restaurants and takeaways. The village is served by two doctors surgeries, dental and veterinary practices. There is a primary school that feeds into the high school in the adjoining village of Framingham Earl. There is also an impressive community centre which provides a
great focal point for the village and a library. Adjacent to our development is a pretty 15 acre community woodland together with some 20 acres of other public open space. There are a number of other local recreational areas in the village and as Poringland grows, further improvements to amenities are planned. Framingham High School has a floodlit MUGA (Multi User Games Area) which provides daily community use by local organisations and their Community Sports Centre provides a wide range of exercise classes, junior sports and adult club based activities during evenings and at the weekend.

A couple of bus routes run frequently through the village and provide access to Norwich and beyond.
For those who need to travel further afield, Poringland is less than 3 miles from the main Norwich bypass (A47) for major road links. Trains run regularly from Norwich to London, Cambridge and the rest of the country. Norwich International Airport offers domestic, European and (indirectly) intercontinental flights.

Norwich and surrounding area.
Only 5 miles from Poringland is Norwich which remains the main commercial, cultural, retail,
entertainment and transport link for the county. It is the most complete medieval city in England, bursting with cultural vibrancy;  museums, art and music festivals, theatre, art-house cinema. Norwich is regularly voted as one of the UK’s top ten shopping destinations. There are also numerous sporting facilities; swimming pools, golf courses, gyms, tennis courts, fishing, sailing, most sports are catered for.

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Norwich is a great neighbour!

location map & directions

places of interest

The Broads
RSVP Reserves
Whitlingham Country Park
Norfolk Ski & Snowboard Centre
Seething Observatory
Venta Icenorum
Play Barn

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