explore walking in north norfolk
Whether you're coming for a walking holiday, a day out or a weekend away, there's nowhere quite like north Norfolk for walks. The changing landscape the seasons bring, makes walking through the countryside enjoyable all year round. Spring and Summer are spectacular with wild flowers, leafy trees and the famous Norfolk poppies. Visit in Autumn and be treated to spectacular colourful leaves and russet woodlands, and a trip in the winter is fantastic for brisk walks on empty beaches. With over 190 miles of footpaths and nature trails through quiet country lanes and rolling countryside, beautiful walks by the waterways of the wildlife-rich Broads National Park, have it all.
Throughout north Norfolk, there are plenty of routes and trails suitable for all ages and abilities including the Norfolk Trails network which has over 1000 miles of walking, cycling and bridle routes throughout Norfolk. The Norfolk Coast Path National Trail, runs for 63 miles through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from Hunstanton to Sea Palling. Famous for its wide skies, salt marshes, sandy beaches and gently rolling glacier shaped hinterland, there is nowhere else like it.
Marriott's Way, follows a 26 mile route which tracks along two disused railway lines, between the historic market town of Aylsham and the medieval city of Norwich. Between Cromer and North Walsham runs Paston Way, a 22 mile walk taking in the north Norfolk's beautiful medieval churches. Peddars Way runs from the Brecks, for 46 miles through changing countryside to the north Norfolk coast near Hunstanton. Named after the traditional Middle Ages weaving industry in North Walsham, Weavers' Way runs for 61 miles between Cromer and Great Yarmouth.
Or just ramble down the sign posted and well-maintained footpaths and follow a route with pubs, B&Bs, campsites and cafes along the way where you can spend the night or stop for a bite to eat. Also keep an eye out on our What's On page for walking and outdoor festivals.