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?
Here's a little inspiration...
Dance amongst the daffodils
Soon our gardens will be carpeted with a sea of yellow as daffodils start to make an appearance. And with the milder weather they're starting to flower earlier this year. Enjoy a walk amongst them at Anglesey Abbey, Oxburgh Hall, Ickworth, Blickling, Wimpole and Sutton Hoo.
Bird song walks
Spring is a great time to see and hear wildlife. We'd recommend getting up early for your walk to experience bird song at its best. Nature's chorus is especially magnificent around dawn. Wicken Fen, Hatfield Forest, Dunwich Heath and Sheringham Parkare all great for bird encounters when out for a walk.
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.
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.
Where's your favourite walk?
"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