Heritage and Nature – Walking in Norfolk

Norfolk is rich with heritage and nature – and this is reflected in the amount of heritage and nature trails dotted around the county. There are some easily reachable spots for walking near to Seacroft Holiday Village in the next-door seaside town of Great Yarmouth, as well as some further afield in the picturesque city of Norwich, and others located in quiet villages where you’re more likely to catch a glimpse of some of the county’s elusive wildlife – perfect for walking in Norfolk!

Horsey Windpump and Estate Walk – National Trust

Within the Horsey Estate, the National Trust has a delightful walk through the beautiful scenery of land. The walk features reedbeds, Mere, marshes, and historic drainage mills. With wonderful wildlife, including Bitterns, Marsh Harriers, and even the rare Swallowtail butterfly, this walk is one for nature lovers!

Walking in Norfolk includes Great Yarmouth's historic South Quay

Great Yarmouth South Quay Heritage Trail

Discover the historic South Quay in Great Yarmouth, and explore a 19th century fishing curing works, as well as the town’s 13th century town defences. This trail takes you past Great Yarmouth’s Time & Tide museum – well worth a look if you have the time! The trail also features a 17th century house, Elizabethan houses, and Great Yarmouth’s historic Town Hall. One for history lovers!

Why not take a detour whilst walking in Norfolk on the Riverside walk in Norwich to Norwich Cathedral?

Norwich Riverside Walk

If you want to venture a little further West, why not choose Norwich’s Riverside walk? Beautifully picturesque, this walk will take you along where the Broads meets the city, the River Wensum. Along the way, you will see stunning Norwich landmarks such as Norwich Cathedral and Cow Tower. There are also a number of nice pubs along the way if you fancy stopping for a nice meal or something to drink!

When walking in Norfolk, consider the circular the circular walk in the beautiful Filby, nearby to Hemsby

Filby Circular Walk

Filby, a quiet village just outside of Great Yarmouth, has beautiful scenery to take in. This circular walk is 2.9 miles long and starts at Filby Bridge, taking you past some of Filby’s attractions, such as Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens and Thrigby Post Mill. This walk has blue post markers to help you find your way, and there are a number of places to get refreshments within the village centre.

Please check with service provider before travelling. Last reviewed 04 May 2017. Photo of Filby Broad by David Street, Tall Ships at South Quay by Keion Tovell, both photos courtesy of Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

 

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