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.
Starting from the esplanade in Sheringham, this route makes the most of the heathland, clifftop, woodland and parkland landscapes that surround the town.
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
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.
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.
Starting from Marlpit Lane on the Western edge of Norwich, this walk explores some hidden gems, including the reclaimed and restored Hellesdon station platform.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea, whichever way you choose to walk it, the route has plenty of places to eat and stay.
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.