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Norfolk Broads Walks

The Norfolk Broads is the perfect location for walking. With over 190 miles of footpaths and nature trails through gentle rolling countryside and quiet countryside lanes, Norfolk Broads walks have it all. Wherever your location may be on the Broads, whether you’re a local or enjoying your Norfolk Broads holidays, there is a walk to suit all ages and stamina! For those looking for leisurely walks on the Broads, there are a number of well maintained and way-marked circular walks around 4-6 miles.

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These circular walks are all well signposted and offer some of the best scenery Norfolk has to offer:

The Weavers Way

The Weavers Way (56 miles) will take you from Cromer on the North Norfolk coast, through the northern part of the Broads, to Great Yarmouth on the East Coast. More information about the Weavers Way

The Angles Way

From Great Yarmouth, the Angles Way (78 miles) follows the Waveney and Little Ouse valleys to Knettishall Heath Country Park. More information about the Angles Way

The Wherryman’s Way

The Wherryman’s Way (35 miles) runs along the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and is accessible on foot, by cycle, train or river bus, and includes 10 circular village walks en-route. More information about the Wherryman’s WayMore information about the Wherryman’s Way  or email aylsham.tic@broadland.gov.uk

Beccles Marsh Trail

This is a 4 mile walk full of historical interest Download the Beccles Marsh Trail walking route map

Bramerton Riverside Walks

Walks along the River Yare to show you grazing marshes, woodland and a pretty village. 1½ – 3 miles (2.4 – 4.8km) approx. Download the Bramerton Walks route map

Barton Broad Board Walk

The boardwalk is easily accessible by wheelchair and will take you on a mysterious journey of discovery into a lost world which has remained isolated for half a century. Download the Barton Broad Board Walk route map

Bungay Walks

These walks form part of the Bigod Way and its associated circular walks. The route continues south of the B1062 if you want a longer walk – the Bigod Way is 10miles (16km) in total. Download the Bungay Walks route map

Burgh Castle

This Roman site offers one of the best views in the Broads. 1 – 1½ miles (1.5 – 2.5km) approx. Download the Burgh Castle Route Map

Coltishall to Horstead

Explore a lovely Broads village, visit historic Horstead Mill and stroll along the River Bure. 6 miles (9km) approx.Download the Coltishall to Horstead route map


This walk takes in part of the village and will show you fens, open water, woodland and farmland. 2 miles (3km) approx. Download the Fleggburgh Route Map

Fleggburgh to Stokesby

A walk through farmland and marshes, and along the Muck Fleet Dyke, with lovely views. 7 miles (11km) approx. Download the Fleggburgh to Stokesby Route Map

Herringfleet Hills

A walk through a mosaic of countryside from wet marshes to heathland, with lovely views across the Waveney Valley. 3 miles (5km) approx. Download the Herringfleet Hills Route Map

Irstead Staithe

Discover some of the countryside easily reached from the staithe, including the Barton Broad Boardwalk. 2¾ miles (4.4km) approx. Download the Irstead Staithe Route Map

Loddon Marsh Walks

Walks taking in town, grazing marsh, riverbank and churchyard. 1¾ miles (3km) approx. Download the Loddon Marsh Route Map

Ludham to How Hill

A walk through a traditional Broads village and along the River Ant. 6.2 miles (10km) approx. Download the Ludham to How Hill Route Map

Oulton Marshes

A walk around the varied marshes close to Oulton Broad. 2 miles (3km) approx. Download the Oulton Marshes Route Map

Potter Heigham Walks

Walk through traditional grazing marshes and along the reed fens near Heigham Sound and Hickling Broad. 4 miles (6.5km) approx. Download the Potter Heigham Route Map

Reedham Walks

Discover vast views and living landscapes. 4 miles (6.4km) approx.  Download the ReedhamRoute Map

Surlingham Church Marsh

A lovely walk in the valley of the River Yare just south-east of Norwich. 1½ – 2 miles (2.5 – 3km) approx. Download the Surlingham Route Map

The Norwich Cathedral Treasure Trail

This trail takes you around the historic Tombland and Cathedral districts of the city centre. The trail is approximately 1.5 miles long and you should allow about 1.5 hours to complete it. For more information click here

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Wildlife Walking Trail

How Hill National Nature Reserve will show you something of all the Broads habitats – open water, fens, grazing marshes and wet woodland. It even has its own broad and there are three drainage mills on the reserve. Email toadholetic@broads-authority.gov.uk for more information. Except for many of The Broads’ nature reserves, dogs are permitted on most public rights of way, as long as they are kept under close control. For more information and downloadable route maps, visit www.countrysideaccess.norfolk.gov.uk or contact a Tourist Information Centre.


With so many Norfolk walks on your doorstep, why not come and stay with us and enjoy the unrivaled panoramic scenery of the Norfolk Broads.

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