GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Norfolk Broads Walks

This National Park is best known as a hugely popular boating holiday destination. However there are also plenty of lovely footpaths to try along the broads, rivers and countryside of the area. There's also several nature reserve with a huge variety of water loving wildlife to look out for.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Norfolk Broads. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Norfolk Broads Walk Map>>

Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Acle and the River Bure5 miles (8 km)This circular walk explores the Bure Valley around the pretty Norfolk market town of Acle. It's a beautiful area with lots of water loving wildlife to look out for. View Full Details>>
Angles Way77 miles (124 km)This splendid walk through the Norfolk Broads was voted the best waterside walk in Britain by in 2003. The walk is often completed in the following stages: View Full Details>>
Barton Broad Boardwalk1 miles (1 km)This walk takes you to the lovely Barton Broad Boardwalk where you can follow the accessible path through swampy woodland and enjoy wonderful views across Barton Broad. View Full Details>>
Beccles9 miles (14.5 km)The Suffolk town of Beccles has some lovely riverside walks through the Broads National Park. View Full Details>>
Breydon Water14 miles (22.5 km)Visit the UK's largest protectedwetland on this wonderful waterside walk in Great Yarmouth. The expansive estuary is also a nature reserve with a huge number of wading birds to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for golden plovers, wigeons, lapwingsand tens of thousands ofBewick's swans.There is also a bird observation hide at the east end of the water. View Full Details>>
Burgh Castle1 miles (2 km)Explore the Roman Fort and enjoy a stroll along theRiver Waveney on this short walk in Norfolk. The fort dates from the 3rd century and still has some of its thick walls in tact. The area around the fort is also very beautiful with nice views across the Norfolk Broads to Breydon Water and the River Yare. View Full Details>>
Diss4 miles (6.6 km)The attractive market town of Diss has some nice options for walkers with the pretty mere and the River Waveney in the vicinity. This circular walk uses a section of the Angles Way long distance trail to take you to the Roydon Fen and the Wortham Ling Nature Reserves. It's about a 4 mile route, taking place on flat footpaths and country lanes. View Full Details>>
East Suffolk Line Walks71 miles (114 km)Follow the 'East Suffolk Line' railway from Ipswich to Lowestoft on this splendid walk through the Suffolk countryside. You'll pass through Woodbridge, Melton, Saxmundham, Halesworth and Beccles. There are also several riverside sections along the Rivers Alde, Deben, Fynn and the final one along the River Waveney from Beccles to Lowesoft. View Full Details>>
Great Yarmouth6 miles (9.5 km)This Norfolk seaside townis the gateway from theNorfolk Broadsto theNorth Sea.There's lovely coastal walks and long distance trails which you can pick up from the town and follow into the Norfolk Broads. This walk follows the Angles Way along Breydon Water to the Roman Fort at Burgh Castle. View Full Details>>
Hickling Broad15 miles (24 km)Visit the Norfolk Broads village of Hickling and enjoy a walk around the beautiful Hickling Broad. It's the largest of the Broads and a fantastic area for wildlife. Look out forcommon crane,bittern, marsh harrier bearded tit and Cetti's warbler as you make your way around the lake. Also of interest are Chinese water deer, red deer and otters. View Full Details>>
Horsey Windpump and Horsey Mere3 miles (5 km)Visit thisearly 20th century drainagewindmillonthe Norfolk Broadsand enjoy lovely waterside footpaths along Horsey Mere and other waterways. It's a beautiful area withreedbeds, marshes and the option of extending the walk to the nearby Horsey Beach where you can look out for grey seals and explore the dunes. Horsey Dunes, together with the adjoiningWinterton Dunes, also contain the largest colonies ofdark green fritillaryandgraylingbutterflies in Norfolk. View Full Details>>
Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes5 miles (8 km)This is a lovely waterside walk visiting Oulton Broad, the River Waveney and the pretty Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve near Lowestoft. The walk uses part of the long distance Angles Way and a series of other footpaths to explore the area. As well as the lovely Suffolk Broads scenery there's a huge variety of interesting wildlife. Look out for birds of prey including marsh harrier, barn owl and hobby. There's also lots of interesting plants includingmarsh orchid, marsh marigold and ragged-robin. View Full Details>>
Somerleyton6 miles (9 km)Explore the area surrounding the delightful village of Somerleyton in the Waveney area of Suffolk. The circular walk makes use of the Angles Way and other public footpaths to take you on a tour of the village and the Somerleyton Estate surrounding Somerleyton Hall. View Full Details>>
Weavers' Way59 miles (95 km)Follow the Weavers' Way through the beautiful Norfolk Broads from Cromer to Great Yarmouth via North Walsham. The route meanders through the countryside passing Aylsham, North Walsham, Hickling and Acle before finishing at the popular coastal resort of Great Yarmouth. Highlights on the walk include:
  • Felbrigg Hall Park - This National Trust owned country house boasts a landscape park with a lake and 520 acres of woods.
  • Blickling Hall - this National Trust owned estate is a treasure trove of romantic buildings, beautiful gardens and landscaped park.
  • Hickling Broad - This National Nature Reserve is situated in the upper stretches of the River Thurne, and is the largest expanse of open water in the Broads.
  • Rivers Thurne and Bure - Enjoy a long waterside stretch along these two rivers just after passing Hickling Broad
  • Breydon Water - The final section runs along the River Yare and the delightful Breydon Water into Great Yarmouth. It is a nature reserve run by the RSPB and includes the fine Roman fort at Burgh Castle.
The walk is waymarked with a green and white disc. View Full Details>>
Wherryman's Way35 miles (57 km)This walk follows the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth through the Norfolk Broads. View Full Details>>
Wroxham3 miles (5 km)This delightful Norfolk town has some nice walking trails to follow along the River Bure in the town centre. There's also lovely nature trails to try at Hoveton Broad, just to the south east of the town. View Full Details>>

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