Norfolk walking routes

From long to short, and easy to challenging, we’ve got everything you need to find walks in Norfolk

Norfolk is known for its picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and beautiful coastline. Below, you'll find whole range of walking routes that allow you to explore the diverse scenery of this county, giving you all the inspiration you need for your next walk in Norfolk.

But before you set out, it's a good idea to check local maps, trail conditions, and any specific guidelines for the area. And always be prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear, and provisions, especially for longer walks.

Easy routes: These are walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

Norfolk Coast Path

The Norfolk Coast Path covers approximately 84 miles from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea. It passes through diverse landscapes, including sandy beaches, salt marshes, and picturesque coastal villages. The route offers stunning views of the North Sea and the chance to observe wildlife in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest is one of the largest lowland pine forests in Britain and provides a peaceful setting for walks. There are numerous walking trails throughout the forest, catering to different preferences and fitness levels. These trails take visitors through varied landscapes, including woodlands and open spaces.

Leisurely routes: These are walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.

Sheringham Park

Sheringham Park, owned by the National Trust, features landscaped gardens, woodland, and stunning coastal views. There are well-maintained walking trails throughout the park, allowing visitors to explore its diverse landscapes. The trails vary in length and difficulty, catering to both casual strollers and more serious hikers.

Holkham 

Holkham is a popular walking area in Norfolk, known for its spectacular beach, Holkham Hall estate, and nature reserve. Several walks in and around Holkham allow you to explore the varied landscapes and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. 

Before embarking on any walk, especially in natural reserves or private estates like Holkham, it's advisable to check for updated trail information, any seasonal restrictions, and respect guidelines provided by the landowners.

Moderate routes: These are walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness and may include hills and rough country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

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