Walking

Little ambles and jolly rambles

The East is home to miles of unspoilt coastline, stunning landscapes with breathtaking views, picturesque medieval villages, and an abundance of wildlife. The best way to fully appreciate them is on foot. Our walking map lets you search for a walk in a specific area, so why not plan your next walk now?

There's plenty of places to enjoy a summer walk in the East of England

There's plenty of places to enjoy a summer walk in the East of England

Here's a little inspiration...

  • Enjoy leisurely walks along the beach with the soft sand beneath your feet © Fisheye Images

    Coastal walks

    On hot summer days, the cool breeze off the sea can be quite refreshing. From sandy beaches, mudflats and shingle - our coastline changes in the east, but the beauty remains. We'd recommend walks at Dunwich Heath, Brancaster Beach, Blakeney Point, Sheringham Park, Orford Ness and Copt Hall.

  • Enjoy leisurely walks along the beach with the soft sand beneath your feet © Fisheye Images

    Garden strolls

    With the extra light and warmth that summer brings, the garden puts on an exuberant burst of growth. This extra light and warmth also means it's the perfect time to enjoy a stroll around the garden. We'd recommend Peckover, Anglesey Abbey, Blickling, Felbrigg and Wimpole.

  • Clumber is a favourite day out for dogs and their families © Arnhel de Serra

    Paws for a good view

    We welcome dogs at the majority of our places - at Dunwich Heath they're even welcome in the tearoom! Great places for walkies at this time of year include Blickling Estate, Dunstable Downs, Dunwich Heath, Hatfield Forest, Ickworth, Sheringham Park and Wimpole. All we ask is you keep your four legged friend under control and deal with its waste thoughtfully.

  • Still from A Cock and Bull Story shot on location at Felbrigg Hall © Lionsgate Entertainment Inc.

    Star trekking

    For all you movie buffs, walk in the footsteps of movie and television stars. Wander around Lavenham, which featured in Harry Potter or Oxburgh Hall, which was the backdrop for an episode of Dad's Army. Colin Firth spent days filming Easy Virtue on the Wimpole Estate and Norfolk's very own Alan Partridge, Steve Coogan filmed a Cock and Bull Story at Felbrigg.

Guided walks

Fancy a walk with one of our guides to find out more about our special places? Whether you want to discover more about the landscape, or have a specific interest in wildlife or history - don't delay, book your place today.

Downloadable walks

Fancy enjoying a walk in your own time? We asked our rangers for some of their favourite walks to share with you, just print one out that takes your fancy. We're adding new walks all the time, so keep checking back.

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Capture and share photos of your feet as they tread on new terrain, dangle from a well-positioned seat or stretch out in front of you as you take in the view. Where will your feet take you? You can find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Where's your favourite walk?

Copt Hall Marshes

"Essex has a reputation for urban sprawl and jarring accents, but the truth is a far different picture. I love walking along the sea wall at Copt Hall with the wind in my face. The countryside is full of evocative sensations and the seasons only serve to enhance the experience."

Stuart Banks, Ranger

Archaeologist, Francis Pryor talks to us about why Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire is one of his favourite places to walk.