Walking in Norfolk

No trip to Norfolk would be complete without a walk along the spectacular Norfolk Coast, not only will you find stunning scenery but a wealth of wildlife too. The parks and woodlands of Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh also offer great seasonal walks to blow the cobwebs away.

The iconic blue Blakeney Point Lifeboat House
Blakeney Point Lifeboat House Graham Lubbock

Blakeney Point Coastal Walk

This walk follows Blakeney Point’s 4 mile-long (6.4km) shingle spit to the sand dunes, near the Lifeboat House. It's home to a variety of unusual plants and is an internationally important breeding ground for sea bird colonies. Keep an eye out for both grey and common seals along the way.

A footpath surrounded by trees and a rape field
Explore more of the parkland at Blickling Estate, Norfolk Justin Minns

Blickling Estate walk

A refreshing walk around most of the Blickling Estate parkland, visiting points of interest including the Tower, Brickyard and Mausoleum.

Blickling lake in winter
Enjoy a winter walk around the lake Andy Davison

Blickling lake walk

With gentle slopes, woods, open fields, frequent seats and breathtaking views, this is a walk for the 'not so energetic'.

The front entrance to the Mausoleum
Take in the striking Mausoleum as you explore the park at Blickling Estate National Trust Images / Justin Minns

Blickling mausoleum walk

Enjoy a historical walk around part of Blickling Park where the path slopes gently through woods and open land, with a hard surface for all-weather use.

Felbrigg Hall estate & church in the snow
Felbrigg Hall estate in winter National Trust images

Felbrigg Hall church and ice house walk

Along this circular walking trail you'll pass historic buildings dating back to the 1700s, notable trees, a hidden lake and an imaginatively planted arrangement of beech trees.

Walkers enjoying the countryside
The inclines in this walk are the equivalent of having climbed a mountain! NTI / John Miller

Felbrigg Hall Norfolk mountain walk

Norfolk isn’t a county known for its hills, but on this 16-miler with stunning views you’ll tackle a combined 1,140 feet - the size of a small mountain- if you add together all the gradients along the way!

The Coronation Tree wooden sculpture in Oxburgh garden, Norfolk
The Coronation Tree wooden sculpture in Oxburgh garden, Norfolk National Trust / Michael Graham

Oxburgh Hall garden walk

A family-friendly walk around the formal grounds of Oxburgh Hall, a romantic, moated manor house built by the Bedingfield family in the 15th century, where they've lived ever since.

Countryside around Caldecote Farm, Norfolk
Countryside around Caldecote Farm, Norfolk National Trust / Michael Graham

Oxborough to Caldecote Farm circular walk

A circular walk exploring the lanes and countryside around Oxborough, heading north towards Caldecote Farm, returning across fields and visiting romantic moated Oxburgh Hall.

Near Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Norfolk
Near Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, Norfolk National Trust / Michael Graham

Oxborough to Gooderstone heritage walk

Enjoy a rural walk along farm tracks and bridleways taking in some of Breckland's nationally protected farmland.

Octavia Hill (after John Singer Sargent) by Reginald Grenville Eves, RA
Octavia Hill was one of the founders of the National Trust National Trust Images / John Hammond

Peckover House Octavia Hill Wisbech heritage walk

Take a relaxing stroll around the north and south Brinks area of Wisbech, where Octavia Hill was born.

A view from the temple designed by Humphry Repton
The view from temple hill part of Humphry Reptons 1812 design for Sheringham Park NTPL Rod Edwards

Repton’s walk at Sheringham Park

Enjoy a stroll through the glorious landscaped parkland at Sheringham, with stunning sea views as well as country vistas.

View from the top of the gazebo viewing tower
Climb the gazebo viewing tower to enjoy views of the North Norfolk coast Malcolm Fisher

Sheringham woodland and coastal walk

Savour the views from the tree-top gazebo and absorb the history and rich variety of trees, bird and animal life on a wonderfully varied walk.

First direction marker at start of the trail at West Runton showing cairn and flagpole
This is the starting point of the trail Ian Hudson

West Runton circular walk

Take this self-guided walk up, down and along the Norfolk hills, with great views of the sea and the surrounding countryside, on this circular walk that’s ideal for active families.