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.

Geese coming in to roost on Blakeney Freshes

Blakeney Freshes Coastal Wildlife Walk

This walk through Blakeney Village and around Blakeney Freshes is fantastic for spotting wildlife, especially birds. Keep an eye out for them on the grazing marshes and reed beds. There are also excellent views to enjoy along the way as you stroll around Blakeney Point and the harbour. Easy, 3 miles.

The iconic blue Blakeney Point Lifeboat House

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.

Stiffkey

Blakeney to Stiffkey Coastal Walk

Enjoy Norfolk’s vast open landscape and big skies on this lovely walk along the coast path beside pristine saltmarsh. Remember to bring your binoculars, as there are lots of wildlife-spotting opportunities across the marshes and scrub!

A footpath surrounded by trees and a rape field

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

Blickling lake walk

With gentle slopes, woods, open fields, frequent seats and breathtaking views, this is a walk for the 'not so energetic'. Easy, 2 miles.

The front entrance to the Mausoleum

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.

lobster pots with a fishing boat in the water behind

Brancaster Staithe Wildlife walk

Wander through Brancaster Staithe and enjoy the beautiful sights of the coast and its wildlife. There are excellent views from Barrow Common and the chance to see the site of Branodunum Roman Fort.

A great view of Burnham Overy Staithe taken from the coast path on the Burnham Overy Staithe circular walk

Burnham Overy Staithe circular walk

Wander through Burnham Overy-Staithe and enjoy beautiful sights of the coast and its wildlife. There is the opportunity to see the National Trust Tower Windmill.

Felbrigg church in winter

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. Easy, 2.5 miles.

Walkers enjoying the countryside

Felbrigg 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!

A couple walking along a field next to a drainage ditch

Horsey Windpump and Estate Walk

Experience the Broadland landscape and wealth of wildlife of the Horsey Estate, with its Mere, reedbeds, marshes and drainage mills on this circular estate walk.

King's Lynn Custom House was built by Henry Bell in 1683

King’s Lynn historic walk

Explore the historic medieval port of King's Lynn on an easy stroll, where a tale of old awaits you around every corner.

The Coronation Tree wooden sculpture in Oxburgh garden, Norfolk

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

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

Oxborough to Gooderstone heritage walk

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

A view from the temple designed by Humphry Repton

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

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. Moderate, 7 miles.

First direction marker at start of the trail at West Runton showing cairn and flagpole

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.