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12 brilliant walks in Norfolk

No matter what you’re looking for on a walk, you’ll find it right here in Norfolk.

Here are 12 brilliant walks to try - and a cycle route too.

Sheringham circular walk - 6 miles

Starting from the esplanade in Sheringham, this route makes the most of the heathland, clifftop, woodland and parkland landscapes that surround the town.

Sheringham circular walk map

Little Ouse Path - 9 miles

The route follows the Little Ouse River from Brandon to Thetford and never leaves the forest for long.

Go to the Visit East Anglia website for information about this walk

Winterton circular walks - 1.5 miles and 4 miles

Both of these are fine for young families as long as you can manage without a pushchair. The dunes walk is short but it’s a perfect introduction to the Norfolk Coast Path.

Winterton Dunes (1.5 miles) circular walk map | Winterton circular walk (4 miles) map

Burgh Castle circular route - 1 mile

Just a few miles from Great Yarmouth, this route is fully wheelchair accessible and pushchair friendly thanks to the boardwalk that crosses the reedbed along the mouth of the River Waveney. 

Burgh Castle circular route map

Hellesdon circular walk - 5.5 miles

Starting from Marlpit Lane on the Western edge of Norwich, this walk explores some hidden gems, including the reclaimed and restored Hellesdon station platform.

Hellesdon circular walk map

Brancaster Staithe circular walk - 5 miles

This walk is a contrast of saltmarsh and sailing boats, wind and woodland. Barrow Common is the route’s highpoint, with breath-taking views over the coast and Scolt Head Island.

Brancaster Staithe Circular walk map

Boudicca Way - 37 miles Diss to Norwich

If you’re looking for a longer walk, have a go at Boudicca Way. We recently remade all the signs along the route and it’s also stile-free now, so it’s never been more accessible.

Find out more about Boudicca Way

Aylsham workhouse walk - 2 miles

The Aylsham workhouse walk is an easy route that follows green lanes and pavements. It passes the old workhouse which was in use until 1930. There are long views over the surrounding countryside.

Aylsham workhouse walk map

Marriott’s Way - 26 miles Norwich to Aylsham

Marriott’s way is a popular route for walking, cycling and horse-riding. The route used to be a railway line and visits Reepham and other villages before finishing in Aylsham.

Marriott's Way website

Weavers’ Way - 4.5 Miles

Following the River Bure and crossing low grazing marshes, you’re likely to see marsh harriers hunting and yachts that look as though they’re sailing through the fields. There are a number of pubs along the way and more in Acle itself. This route is not signed.

Weavers' Way map

Norfolk Coast Path - 87 miles

From Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea, whichever way you choose to walk it, the route has plenty of places to eat and stay.

Find out more about the Norfolk Coast Path

A route for cyclists too

For an off-road adventure on two wheels, the Peddars Way cycle route (47 miles) is an epic day out. The route is well-signed from Thetford station but there’s no station at the other end so you might want to arrange a pick-up.

Download the Peddars Way Cycle guide from the National Trails website.

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