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Walking in the East of England

A walker wearing a red coat in the autumn woodland at Blickling. The woodland is glowing amber with the leaves turning colour and the woodland floor is covered in a dense layer of leaves too.
The autumn woodland at Blickling, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Justin Minns

From iconic coastal paths to picturesque countryside routes, there are plenty of places in the East of England where you can enjoy gentle strolls and invigorating hikes in nature. Find your next local walk here.

Walking trails near you

Enjoy a walk through the relatively flat landscape of Cambridgeshire, where the big skies give the feeling of wide open space. Whether you're looking to escape the city of Cambridge or want to explore the countryside surrounding Ely, come and discover the beauty of the Cambridgeshire fens and the wildlife that call them home.Walks in Cambridgeshire
A large tree in autumn with bright yellow, orange and green leaves and a carpet of leaves on the ground at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire
Autumn colour at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
Throughout Norfolk there are many trails and footpaths that will take you through stunning scenery, from the iconic coastline to the Norfolk Broads. As well as the coastal path, head off the beaten track at Sheringham Park, Felbrigg Hall, Blickling and Oxburgh Estate.Walks in Norfolk
Mother and son on an autumn walk at Sheringham Park, Norfolk
Mother and son on an autumn walk at Sheringham Park, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/John Mill
Take a walk in the landscape that inspired John Constable at Flatford, or discover the beauty of Suffolk's coast and heaths at Dunwich Heath and Sutton Hoo. There's river estuaries to explore at Pin Mill and Kyson Hill, the picturesque wool towns of Lavenham and Long Melford, or the rolling hills of the countryside at Ickworth Estate.Walks in Suffolk
The rotunda at Ickworth, Suffolk, in autumn
The rotunda at Ickworth, Suffolk, in autumn | © National Trust /Justin Minns
Walking in Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Whether you enjoy woodlands or wide open spaces where you can enjoy the view, we'd recommend pulling on those walking boots and trying this series of walks that bring new interest with the changing seasons. From a royal hunting forest in Essex to the highest point in Bedfordshire.Walks in Essex, Beds and Herts
Summer view of Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire
Summer view of Dunstable Downs | © National Trust Images/Justin Minns
Visitors at the Christmas market at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

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