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Sheringham Park rhododendrons flowering on either side of the main drive
Rhododendrons line the main drive during late spring | © Kezia Everson

Walking in Norfolk

From ancient woodlands to the wide skies of the Norfolk Broads, Norfolk is a breath of fresh air for walkers. Find out the best places to wander around the county.

Top walks in the Norfolk countryside

The pyramid shaped Mausoleum at Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Trail
Trail

Blickling Estate walk 

Explore the Blickling Estate's parkland on this family-friendly walk, visiting points of interest including the Tower, Brickyard and Mausoleum.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 4.5 (km: 7.2)
Misty summer morning over Blickling lake, Norfolk
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Trail

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.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.8 (km: 2.88)
The Mausoleum Pyramid, designed by Joseph Bonomi 1796-97, on the Blickling Estate, Norfolk
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Trail

Blickling mausoleum walk 

This historical scenic stroll through woods and open land at Blickling Park leads you to its striking Mausoleum. Look out for barn owls along the way.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.8 (km: 2.88)
St Margaret's, Felbrigg Church, viewed from the East, with fields in the foreground and blue skies at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk.
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Trail

Felbrigg 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.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 2.6 (km: 4.16)
Two people walking up a hill on a summer's day towards the Temple at Sheringham Park.
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Trail

Repton’s walk at Sheringham Park 

Take in coastal views and country vistas on this moderate walking trail through the landscaped parkland at Sheringham.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 2 (km: 3.2)
Gooderstone Water Gardens, Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk
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Trail

Oxborough to Gooderstone heritage walk 

Enjoy a walk through the Norfolk countryside, taking in some of the protected farmland and heritage that surrounds the National Trust-managed Oxburgh Hall.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 3.5 (km: 5.6)

Top coastal walks in Norfolk

The Old Lifeboat Station at Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk
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Trail

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.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 7 (km: 11.2) to miles: 0 (km: 0)
A view across the lush green scenery of Blakeney Freshes at Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk
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Trail

Blakeney Freshes and Friary Hills circular walk 

This short, family-friendly circular walk takes in three different habitats and gives elevated views of Blakeney National Nature Reserve in Norfolk.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 2 (km: 3.2)
Rhododendrons blooming at Sheringham Park, Norfolk
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Trail

Woodland and coastal walk at Sheringham Park 

Take the circular woodland and coastal walk for views from the treetop gazebo and absorb the history and rich variety of trees, bird and animal life. With opportunities for refreshment along the route this is a walk with plenty of variety.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 7 (km: 11.2)
Stone cairn beside wooden bench on hill overlooking village with sea beyond
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Trail

West Runton circular walk 

Discover great views of the sea and the surrounding countryside on this circular walk around West Runton and Beeston Regis Heath, Norfolk.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 2.5 (km: 4)
The view of Blakeney Freshes from Friary Hills at Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk
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Trail

Blakeney Freshes coastal wildlife walk 

This family-friendly circular walk through Blakeney village and around Blakeney Freshes offers impressive coastal views and is ideal for spotting birds and wildlife.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 3 (km: 4.8)
Aerial view of Brancaster Staithe Harbour at low tide, Brancaster Estate, Norfolk
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Trail

Brancaster Staithe wildlife walk 

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

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 3.8 (km: 6.08)
Distant view of Burnham Overy Tower Mill near Brancaster, Norfolk
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Trail

Burnham Overy Staithe walk 

Enjoy a circular walk through Burnham Overy Staithe near Brancaster, soaking up the beautiful sights of the North Norfolk coast and its wildlife as well as local history.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 4 (km: 6.4)
Sunset over Morston Quay in Norfolk
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Trail

Circular walk from Morston Quay to Cockthorpe 

A circular route amid salt marshes and waterways, taking in rare chalk downland, a disused airfield – and free-range pigs – along the way.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 5.5 (km: 8.8)

Top walks in the Norfolk Broads

Horsey Windpump and Cows near Horsey Barns, Norfolk
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Trail

Horsey Windpump and beach walk 

Follow the Horsey Broadland landscape and wander across low–lying grazing marshes, sand dunes and a sandy beach with grey seals.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 3 (km: 4.8)
View of boats on Hornsey Mere near Horsey Windpump, Norfolk
Trail
Trail

Horsey Windpump and Estate walk 

Follow the Horsey Windpump and Estate Walk to discover the Broadland landscape including Horsey Mere and wildlife in Norfolk.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 4.5 (km: 7.2)

Accessible walks

The hall seen from the lake at Blickling Estate, Norfolk. Blickling is a turreted red-brick Jacobean mansion, sitting within beautiful gardens and parkland.
Trail
Trail

Blickling Estate multi-use trail 

Why not try the all-weather, multi-use trail at Blickling? The route offers a 4-mile, safe off-road path through Blickling’s beautiful historic park and farmland. It’s ideal for adapted wheelchair users to enjoy. If you’re visiting the garden, there are two wheelchairs and three single-seater powered mobility vehicles available to hire.

Activities
Walking, Cycling
DistanceMiles: 4 (km: 6.4)
Visitors exploring the Walled Garden at Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
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Place

Felbrigg Hall 

The Walled Garden at Felbrigg is a gardener's delight and inspiration. With all-weather paths on the main visitor routes, it’s easy to navigate your way around. There’s also manual wheelchairs and a single-seater mobility scooter available to borrow from visitor reception.

Norwich, Norfolk

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A group of visitors including one person in a mobility scooter exploring Sheringham Park
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Place

Sheringham Park 

Although the terrain is undulating in parts at Sheringham Park, the main drive with its accessible hard gravel path takes you through the wild garden. There are also three wheelchairs and single-seater mobility vehicles available to hire, so you can explore as much as possible.

Upper Sheringham, Norfolk

Fully open today

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    Blue sky at Horsey Windpump, Norfolk

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