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Map - directions to SeethingLeaving Norwich along the A146, (Trowse bypass), you will pass under the Norwich Southern bypass.

After 200 yrds, turn right onto the B1332 (Norwich to Bungay road) Follow this road through Poringland and the edge of Brooke. The next village after Brooke, Kirstead, is now bypassed.

Do not take the road signposted KIRSTEAD-SEETHING to your left just before the end of the bypass. The road you want, Harvey Lane is about 100 yrds after the bypass finishes, just after the bus-stop layby and just before the woodland on the left hand side. It is signposted to SEETHING OBSERVATORY AND INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

Continue down this twisty and rather narrow road for just over a mile. You will come to a cross-roads. Go straight over into Toad Lane. You will pass the old USAF Airfield control tower on the left.

The observatory is about 100 yrds, further on the left.

Postcode for GPS systems: NR35 2EQ

Most SatNav systems will direct along Lowestoft Road - A146. Take Bungay Road instead (B1332) as this is simpler route.

No transport?

If you are looking to visit us at Seething and do not have transport, it may be worth you registering with Liftshare to see if you could share a journey with a car owner.

Please note that Liftshare is a separate enterprise, not affiliated with NorwichAS, but a successful lift sharing organisation set up by Norfolk County Council.

Co-ordinates of the central concrete pads at the observatory

Latitude - 52 degrees 30 minutes 27 seconds North
Longitude - 01 degree 25 minutes 04 seconds East

Far end of the observatory

Latitude - 52 degrees 30 minutes 28 seconds North 
Longitude - 01 degree 25 minutes 0 seconds East

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