With beautiful coast lines and rolling countryside walking in Norfolk offers so much choice for anyone looking to explore the region by foot. Whether you are a keen rambler or just looking for a short stroll there really is something for everyone.
Walking in and around Norfolk couldn’t be more diverse so to help you on your way we have highlighted some of our Barn and Beach visitor’s favourites walks the County has to offer.
Norfolk Coast Path/Peddars Way
The Norfolk Coast path meets the Peddars Way inland trail at Holme and together covers over 93 miles of the region. As an appointed National Trail this walk really does encompass a quintessential mix of Norfolk’s best. You can choose a long or short stroll across sandy beaches, dunes, magnificent marshes, crumbling cliffs, rustic farmland and even a Roman Road dating back to AD61.
With endless rivers and fascinating fens the Norfolk Broads is home to an extensive range of nationally protected wildlife. There are numerous footpaths and trails to explore offering a choice of short circular walks or long distance treks for the more adventurous.
The Sandringham Estate
The Norfolk retreat of Her Majesty the Queen is home to six hundred acres of Country Park. Free to the public and open all year round The Sandringham Estate offers two designated walking trails with tree lined paths and picnic areas, giving you plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in the grandeur of the royal grounds.is free.
Norwich Historic Walk
Explore the County’s historic City of Norwich and take in the splendour of the Cathedral, explore the Castle, visit the famous Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum or discover the remarkable architecture that dates back to medieval times. If you prefer a guided walk Blue Badge guided tours are available via the Tourist Information Centre and provide a knowledgeable insight in to the City’s heritage.
This peaceful walk through part of Norfolk, named after the former chief engineer and manager of the Midland and Great Northern Railway, William Marriot, follows the old disused railway track from Norwich to Aylsham. Spanning 26 miles through magnificent Norfolk countryside, woods and picturesque villages the Marriott’s Way offers the opportunity to view a wealth of wildlife. The path has been creatively marked with recycled signage from the railway line bringing an element of nostalgia and antiquity to the walk.
Walking in Norfolk is a fantastic way to experience the true beauty of the region. So don’t delay get your walking shoes on and discover what Norfolk has to offer.
If you enjoy walking in Norfolk and have some favourites of your own we would love for you to share them with us.