If you ever vacation in England, you want to be sure and check out Norfolk, on the map it’s the bump on the right hand side! It has some of the best easy walking trails for families and beginners alike as well as being perfect for those who appreciate marshland and coastal scenery. Explore the russet woodlands during the autumn months that lead to beaches or take a vigorous walk by the hedgerows in the frosty winter time and get a feel for the rural living. Of course spring and summer have a lot to offer as well, the beautiful beaches come alive against the expansive Norfolk skyline and the colourful flowers and vibrant greens of forest and plant life are sure to make anybody feel refreshed and sated in nature.
There are so many gorgeous places to begin your walk and of course ample pubs, guest houses and tearooms to stop at along your walk so you can rest and enjoy the scenery and the local hospitality. You’ll see plenty of attractions along the way too such as galleries and museums and nature reserves or family adventure parks. You may even spot local artists capturing landscapes and scenes as you walk past.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced rambler, you will find the right path to take when you go walking here. Walk through the countryside and enjoy the beauty of everything you see, just don’t forget your camera!
Long distance walks can be done on footpaths that run about 36 miles between Diss and Norwich. This beautiful unspoiled rustic countryside has a strong heritage and the beauty here gives you many chances to appreciate wildlife, whether it is finding a hide for bird watching or riding a bike through a field of butterflies. Again, remember the camera!
If 36 miles is a bit much for you, then perhaps a shorter walk down some country lanes, footpaths and bridleways would be much better for you. Just the thing for inexperienced walkers as well as the perfect way to encounter the Norfolk countryside and its’ heritage up close.
Other walks can be done from the north Norfolk coast to the Norfolk Broads. On this walk there is something for everyone to experience. From coastal wildlife, flora and fauna to the inland cousins, you can see the countryside change and develop, and being in Norfolk, you will find a good pub at the start and end of your journey!
Norfolk offers other walking rails along the waters edge, with endless rivers (such as the famous and old River Wensum) that look like they go on forever. You can experience the riverside nature reserves and walk past creaking windmills and ancient ruins. Loads of trails and paths can be found in the heart of Norfolk.
A lot of areas have guided walks that give you the opportunity to learn about the history and wildlife and of its’ conservation. You can even go on a ghost walk if you feel brave enough either in the country or around the city of Norwich. Last but not least, you can take a trip and a walk in Thetford Forest where there are miles and miles of trails for you to enjoy, either on foot or by cycling or mountain biking. You can even ‘Go Ape’ and get tree climbing too!
When you’re all done and tired, relax under a shady tree but don’t forget to look out for the smaller bugs on the path, the famous ‘Bushy Barnaby’ or as most of us call them, ‘Ladybirds!’. Anytime of year is a great time for a walk here as each season it so different for the sights offered up. From the countryside to the coast, this place will have you counting the days until you come back for your next vacation.
Of course, in between walking you need to relax,so you may want to have all the worries of the trip taken away from you by staying at a holiday resort. Then you can relax and be really pampered while possibly finding out about some of the better walks to try. Some holiday resorts offer guided walks so you can learn more about this wonderful place. It’s a way for you to get to know the history behind the beauty of such a remarkable location. Whether as weekend getaways or for a little longer, Norfolk can offer all you need.