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...
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.
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