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Norfolk Walks

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Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Acle and the River Bure5 miles (8 km)This circular walk explores the Bure Valley around the pretty Norfolk market town of Acle. It's a beautiful area with lots of water loving wildlife to look out for. View Full Details>>
Angles Way77 miles (124 km)This splendid walk through the Norfolk Broads was voted the best waterside walk in Britain by in 2003. The walk is often completed in the following stages: View Full Details>>
Bacton Woods3 miles (5.5 km)Bacton Woods, near North Walsham, has several delightful walking and cycle paths running through the forest. This short circular route starts at Bacton car park and follows various paths through the wood, which has 30 species of tree, including Scots and Corsian Pine, Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Larch. View Full Details>>
Barton Broad Boardwalk1 miles (1 km)This walk takes you to the lovely Barton Broad Boardwalk where you can follow the accessible path through swampy woodland and enjoy wonderful views across Barton Broad. View Full Details>>
Bawsey Pits2 miles (3 km)This country park near King's Lynn has nice trails to follow around around birch covered hills and a Scandinavian style lake. It's a delightful spot with the lakes surrounded by attractive woodland and small cliffs. There's also little beaches and picnic areas. View Full Details>>
Blakeney Point Nature Reserve5 miles (8.3 km)This beautiful National Nature Reserve on the Norfolk coast is a four-mile-long sand and shingle spit with sand dunes, salt marshes, tidal mudflats and farmland. There is a mixed colony of around 500 seals which can be seen on the beach or from boat trips departing from Morston Quay to Blakeney Point. This is a very popular walk, running for just over 7 miles along the beach and shingle reach. View Full Details>>
Blickling Hall3 miles (5 km)The Blickling Hall estate in Aylsham has five thousand acres of parkland, farmland and woodland to explore on foot or by bike. There are three colour coded, way-marked walks to follow and a lovely family cycle route around the 1 mile long lake. View Full Details>>
Boudicca Way36 miles (58 km)Follow the Boudicca Way from Norwich to Diss on this walk through the beautiful, unspoilt South Norfolk landscape. View Full Details>>
Breydon Water14 miles (22.5 km)Visit the UK's largest protectedwetland on this wonderful waterside walk in Great Yarmouth. The expansive estuary is also a nature reserve with a huge number of wading birds to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for golden plovers, wigeons, lapwingsand tens of thousands ofBewick's swans.There is also a bird observation hide at the east end of the water. View Full Details>>
Brierley Forest Park2 miles (4 km)This circular walk takes you around the pretty Brierley Forest Park near Mansfield View Full Details>>
Bure Valley Path9 miles (14 km)This walk and cycle track runs along Bure Valley Railway, and the River Bure from Aylsham to Wroxham. The route passes Brampton, Buxton and Coltishall with each having a station if you wish to rest your legs and take a trip on the railway. View Full Details>>
Burgh Castle1 miles (2 km)Explore the Roman Fort and enjoy a stroll along theRiver Waveney on this short walk in Norfolk. The fort dates from the 3rd century and still has some of its thick walls in tact. The area around the fort is also very beautiful with nice views across the Norfolk Broads to Breydon Water and the River Yare. View Full Details>>
Castle Acre7 miles (12 km)This lovely circular walk takes you around the grounds of Castle Acre Priory, before heading along the River Nar to the nearby Castle Acre Common. You can then explore the wider countryside surrounding the village on various footpaths and bridleways. View Full Details>>
Cley Marshes Nature Reserve5 miles (8 km)This walk takes you around the stunning Cley Marshes on the Norfolk coast at Cley next the Sea. You start at the windmill at Cley next the Sea and head through the reserve to the coast, before following a walking trail and country lanes through the countryside and returning to the windmill. View Full Details>>
Cromer to Overstrand2 miles (3 km)Follow the cliff top path from Cromer to Overstrand on this walk along the Norfolk coast. The cliffs rise to a height of over 250ft giving great views across both settlements and along the coast. It's a short walk at just over 2 miles, but there is some moderate climbing, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. View Full Details>>
Cromer to Sheringham9 miles (15 km)Enjoy nice beaches and great coastal views from Beeston Cliffs on this circular walk along the Norfolk coast. After visiting Sheringham the route returns via the Norfolk Coast Path and Beacon Hill, Norfolk's highest point. View Full Details>>
Diss4 miles (6.6 km)The attractive market town of Diss has some nice options for walkers with the pretty mere and the River Waveney in the vicinity. This circular walk uses a section of the Angles Way long distance trail to take you to the Roydon Fen and the Wortham Ling Nature Reserves. It's about a 4 mile route, taking place on flat footpaths and country lanes. View Full Details>>
Downham Market11 miles (17.5 km)Enjoy a lovely riverside walk along the River Great Ouse in this attractive Norfolk town. The interesting town has a nice market square, a mediaevalparish church anda Victorianclock tower, constructed in 1878. Several rivers and long distance footpaths runs through the area surrounding the town so there are lots of nice waterside walking options. View Full Details>>
Felbrigg Hall Park5 miles (8.5 km)Explore Fellbrigg's 520 acres of rolling landscape park, woods and waymarked trails on this circular walk in Cromer, Norfolk. View Full Details>>
Fen Rivers Way50 miles (80 km)This is a teriffic riverside walking route running from Cambridge to King's Lynn in Norfolk. The path runs alongside the River Cam and the River Great Ouse and passes a series of delightful riverside towns and villages including Ely, Littleport and Downham Market. View Full Details>>
Fleggburgh and Filby Broad2 miles (3 km)This short circular walk in the Norfolk village of Fleggburgh visits Filby Broad in the Trinity Broads. There's nice views over the water, attractive woodland areas and lots of wildlife to look out for. This includes Great spotted woodpecker, Marsh harrier, Egyptian geese and Grey heron. View Full Details>>
Foxley Wood2 miles (3.4 km)Visit the largest ancient woodlandin Norfolk on this peaceful walk near Dereham. There's 123 hectares (300 acres)to explore on a number of nice footpaths. View Full Details>>
Fritton Lake Country Park6 miles (9.5 km)This super country park is situated just a few miles from Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. There are lovely cycling and walking paths around the large lake which is 2.5 miles long. The lake is surrounded by peaceful woods where there are nice shady trails to try. View Full Details>>
Great Yarmouth6 miles (9.5 km)This Norfolk seaside townis the gateway from theNorfolk Broadsto theNorth Sea.There's lovely coastal walks and long distance trails which you can pick up from the town and follow into the Norfolk Broads. This walk follows the Angles Way along Breydon Water to the Roman Fort at Burgh Castle. View Full Details>>
Hereward Way110 miles (177 km)Starting in Oakham, in Rutland, follow the Herward Way through Stamford, Peterborough, Ely, and the Breckland forests to Thetford, in Norfolk. View Full Details>>
Hickling Broad15 miles (24 km)Visit the Norfolk Broads village of Hickling and enjoy a walk around the beautiful Hickling Broad. It's the largest of the Broads and a fantastic area for wildlife. Look out forcommon crane,bittern, marsh harrier bearded tit and Cetti's warbler as you make your way around the lake. Also of interest are Chinese water deer, red deer and otters. View Full Details>>
Holkham National Nature Reserve16 miles (26 km)Explore 9,600acres of grazing marsh, woodland, salt marsh, sand dunes and foreshore in England's largest Nature Reserve. The walk begins at Burnham Overy Staithe, following Overy Creek to the beach at Holkham Bay. You continue east to Wells-Next-The-Sea, passing the pretty harbour on the way before reaching Stiffkey Salt Marsh where you will find a vast open expanse of salt marshes with large numbers of birdlife including waders and wintering wildfowl. You continue to Morston where you can catch a boat to Blakeney Point Nature Reserve with its colonies of seals. The final stretch takes you through Blakeney to Cley-Next-The-Sea and the Cley Marshes Nature Reserve. This 430 acre reserve contains reed beds, freshwater marsh, pools and wet meadows. View Full Details>>
Holkham Park7 miles (12 km)Enjoy a super cycle or walk in this 3000 acre deer park near Wells-Next-The-Sea on the Norfolk coast. National Cycle Network Route 1 passes straight through the centre of the park taking you past the large lake, the Obelisk, the beautiful 18th century mansion and back through peaceful woodland. There are also a number of waymarked walking trails including a lakeside trail and a nature trail with 28 information boards explaining interesting facts about the flora and fauna in the Park. This includes a large herd of Fallow Deer, a smaller herd of Red Deer, Barn Owls and the evergreen oaks imported from Italy. View Full Details>>
Holt Country Park6 miles (9 km)Explore nearly 100 acres of peaceful woodland in this country park in Norfolk View Full Details>>
Horsey Windpump and Horsey Mere3 miles (5 km)Visit thisearly 20th century drainagewindmillonthe Norfolk Broadsand enjoy lovely waterside footpaths along Horsey Mere and other waterways. It's a beautiful area withreedbeds, marshes and the option of extending the walk to the nearby Horsey Beach where you can look out for grey seals and explore the dunes. Horsey Dunes, together with the adjoiningWinterton Dunes, also contain the largest colonies ofdark green fritillaryandgraylingbutterflies in Norfolk. View Full Details>>
Hunstanton6 miles (9.4 km)Hunstanton has some beautiful coastal walking to enjoy with the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail passing through the town. The seaside town faces west acrossThe Wash, making it one of the few places on the east coast where the sun can be seen setting over the sea. View Full Details>>
Icknield Way Path110 miles (177 km)The Icknield Way Path starts at Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire and heads to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk along prehistoric pathways. There's fantastic views as you climb through the hills of the Chilterns AONB. There's also a series of lovely nature reserves and country parks to enjoy on the way. View Full Details>>
Kelling Heath3 miles (4.8 km)This large area of heathland near Sheringham includes miles of footpaths taking you to heather,western gorse, bracken, and mixed woodland. The walk starts from Kelling Heath Park railway station on theNorth Norfolk Railway(NNR). You can catch the heritage steam railway from Sheringham or Holt. From the station you can pick up footpaths taking you through Hundred Acre Wood and around the popular Kelling Heath holiday park. Then head north across the railway line to a large area of heathland. You'll pass Telegraph Hill and Holgate Hill before following a path along the railway line back to the station. View Full Details>>
Ketts Country Walk17 miles (27 km)Follow Kett's Country Walk from Cringleford to Wymondham on this splendid walk through Norfolk View Full Details>>
King's Lynn and The Walks4 miles (6 km)This nice circular walk takes you around 'The Walks' urban park before a riverside stroll along the Great Ouse. The Norfolk market town is a great place for a walk with wonderful architecture, a fascinating history and lovely riverside paths. View Full Details>>
Lakenheath Fen2 miles (3.5 km)Follow the well laid out footpaths around this lovely nature reserve on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. The reserve consists of a large area of wetland with reedbeds, grazingmarshes and riverside paths along the River Little Ouse. Lakenheath is a wonderful place for wildlife watching with reed warblers, bitterns and western marsh harriersreal highlights. View Full Details>>
Little Ouse Path10 miles (16 km)Follow the Little Ouse River on this delightful, gentle walk through View Full Details>>
Lynford Arboretum1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short, peaceful stroll around this delightful Arboretum in the Thetford Forest area. There are three waymarked walking trails taking you to the arboretum's points of interest on well surfaced paths. This includes the Sequoia Avenue with its double rowed avenue of Sequoias planted in the 1800s to honour the Duke of Wellington. Other trees include Norway Spruce,Chinese Fir, Serbian Spruce and an ancient oak planted in 1671. There are also pretty man made lakes with ducks and geese in the southern area. The woodland is great for birdwatching too - look out for Nuthatch, Chaffinch and Pheasants. View Full Details>>
Marriot's Way22 miles (36 km)This wonderful cycle and walking path runs from Aylsham to Norwich along the trackbeds of two former railway lines. The route passes Cawston, Reepham, Lenwade, Taverham and Drayton taking you through the Wensum Valley with regular views of the River Wensum to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Mundesley2 miles (3.7 km)This lovely seaside village has some nice coastal trails to follow in both directions. It is part of theNorfolk Coast AONB where there's some wonderful coastal scenery. This walk follows the England Coast Path south east to the nearby village of Bacton. The route runs for just over 2 miles on a flat path running along the beaches. As such it's suitable for all abilities. View Full Details>>
Nar Valley Way34 miles (54 km)Follow the River Nar from King's Lynn to Gressenhall on this delightful waterside walk through Norfolk. View Full Details>>
North Walsham and Dilham Canal1 miles (2.2 km)Enjoy a short waterside stroll along the North Walsham and Dilham Canal on this easy Norfolk walk. The disused canal has a lovely footpath running from North Pigney's Wood nature reserve along the canal. View Full Details>>
Norwich Riverside Walk3 miles (5 km)This circular walk around the city centre of Norwich follows the lovely riverside path along the River Wensum. The walk starts near the forum in the centre of Norwich where parking is available. You could also start at the train station as the river is just a short distance away. There is a path on both sides of the river for most of the way with the option of taking a short detour to visit the impressive cathedral. View Full Details>>
Ouse Valley Way142 miles (229 km)Follow the River Great Ouse from the source at Brackley, Northamptonshire, to the mouth at The Wash at King's Lynn. You begin at Brackley and head to Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Olney, Bedford, St Neots, Huntingdon, St Ives, Ely, Downham Market before finishing at King's Lynn. View Full Details>>
Oxburgh Hall2 miles (3 km)This walk visits the Norfolk village of Oxborough and the 15th centurymoatedcountry houseof Oxburgh Hall. The estate includes parkland and woodland with a number of waymarked trails making it ideal for an easy afternoon stroll. View Full Details>>
Paston Way18 miles (29 km)Follow the Paston Way and the Norfolk Coast from Cromer to North Walsham on this splendid walk. View Full Details>>
Pensthorpe1 miles (2 km)This 700 acre natural park in Fakenham has miles of nice walking trails to try. There's lots to see with a number of pretty lakes and ponds with waterside trails to enjoy. There's also large areas of woodland, beautiful gardens, water features, wildflower meadows, views of the River Wensum and lots of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for Grey-Crowned Cranes,Red Squirrels, Cormorantand Lapwing. View Full Details>>
Peter Scott Walk10 miles (16 km)Travel along the Wash on this lovely, easy walk through Norfolk. View Full Details>>
Roydon Common1 miles (1.5 km)This lovely large area of heathland has some nice walking trails to try. The best time to visit is in late summer when the beautiful purple heather is out. The common is also a nature reserve so look out for a variety of wildlife as you make your way along the paths. Highlights include over 30 species of butterfly and Dartmoor Ponies which can be seen grazing on the common. There's also some nice woodland trails with birds such asnightjars and woodlarks to keep an eye out for. View Full Details>>
Sandringham Country Park6 miles (10 km)This huge country park surrounds the Queen's splendid country retreat in Norfolk. There are two waymarked Nature Trails, one 1.5 miles long (2.4km) and the other 2.5 miles long (4km). There are also numerous woodland walking paths to explore while National Cycle Network route 1 runs right through the park, so you can bring your bike. View Full Details>>
Sheringham Park5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a long cycle or walk through this large National Trust owned park and estate in Norfolk. The parkland surrounds the 19th century Sheringham Hall and includes miles of peaceful woodland trails, beautiful landscaped gardens full of rhododendrons and azaleas and fabulous views of the Norfolk coast. There is also an abundance of wildlife with 3 species of deer and a wide variety of birds and butterflies. View Full Details>>
St Edmund Way79 miles (127 km)A walk through Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk from Manningtree to Brandon. View Full Details>>
Tas Valley Way25 miles (40 km)This walk runs from Cringleford, near Norwich, to Attleborough, visiting a series of pretty villages with historic churches along the way. These include Intwood, Swardeston, Mulbarton, Hapton, New Buckenham and Old Buckenham. The walk also passes through some delightful Norfolk countryside which includes a long waterside section along the River Tas. View Full Details>>
Thornham11 miles (17 km)The pretty Norfolk Village of Thornham has some lovely trails to try along the beautiful north coast of the county. This walk follows a section of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path to the nearby village of Brancaster and the Titchwell Nature Reserve. View Full Details>>
Weavers' Way59 miles (95 km)Follow the Weavers' Way through the beautiful Norfolk Broads from Cromer to Great Yarmouth via North Walsham. The route meanders through the countryside passing Aylsham, North Walsham, Hickling and Acle before finishing at the popular coastal resort of Great Yarmouth. Highlights on the walk include:
  • Felbrigg Hall Park - This National Trust owned country house boasts a landscape park with a lake and 520 acres of woods.
  • Blickling Hall - this National Trust owned estate is a treasure trove of romantic buildings, beautiful gardens and landscaped park.
  • Hickling Broad - This National Nature Reserve is situated in the upper stretches of the River Thurne, and is the largest expanse of open water in the Broads.
  • Rivers Thurne and Bure - Enjoy a long waterside stretch along these two rivers just after passing Hickling Broad
  • Breydon Water - The final section runs along the River Yare and the delightful Breydon Water into Great Yarmouth. It is a nature reserve run by the RSPB and includes the fine Roman fort at Burgh Castle.
The walk is waymarked with a green and white disc. View Full Details>>
Wells to Holkham Walk5 miles (8 km)This walk takes you to the Holkham Nature Reserve and Holkham Park from Wells-next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk coast. It's about a 4.5 mile walk from the town to the park, using a series of flat footpaths. View Full Details>>
Welney WWT9 miles (14.5 km)Enjoy waterside footpaths along the New Bedford River on this easy circular walk at the WelneyWetland Centre. It's a unique place with freshwater grazing marshland and a huge variety of birdlife to look out for. The area is known as the Ouse Washes covering the area between two diversion channels of the River Great Ouse: the Old Bedford River and the New Bedford River.There's nice grassy paths and boardwalks making it a great place for walkers as well as wildlife enthusiasts. View Full Details>>
Wherryman's Way35 miles (57 km)This walk follows the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth through the Norfolk Broads. View Full Details>>
Whitlingham Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a peaceful cycle or walk around the lovely Whitlingham Country Park on the outskirts of Norwich. The park is situated on the River Yare and has a number of lakes, so is perfect for a relaxing waterside ride or walk. View Full Details>>
Wroxham3 miles (5 km)This delightful Norfolk town has some nice walking trails to follow along the River Bure in the town centre. There's also lovely nature trails to try at Hoveton Broad, just to the south east of the town. View Full Details>>
Wymondham Tiffey Valley Walk6 miles (9.5 km)This walk follows footpaths along the River Tiffey in the Norfolk town of Wynmondham. The walk runs for about 6 miles on nice flat footpaths, taking you to Kimberley Hall before returning on the same paths. View Full Details>>

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