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>>
|Acle and the River Bure||5 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 Way||77 miles (124 km)||This splendid walk through the Norfolk Broads was voted the best waterside walk in Britain by waterscape.com in 2003. The walk is often completed in the following stages: View Full Details>>|
|Barton Broad Boardwalk||1 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>>|
|Beccles||9 miles (14.5 km)||The Suffolk town of Beccles has some lovely riverside walks through the Broads National Park. View Full Details>>|
|Breydon Water||14 miles (22.5 km)||Visit the UK's largest protected wetland 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, lapwings and tens of thousands of Bewick's swans. There is also a bird observation hide at the east end of the water. View Full Details>>|
|Burgh Castle||1 miles (2 km)||Explore the Roman Fort and enjoy a stroll along the River 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>>|
|Diss||4 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 Walks||71 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 Yarmouth||6 miles (9.5 km)||This Norfolk seaside town is the gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the North 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 Broad||15 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 for common 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 Mere||3 miles (5 km)||Visit this early 20th century drainage windmill on the Norfolk Broads and enjoy lovely waterside footpaths along Horsey Mere and other waterways. It's a beautiful area with reedbeds, 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 adjoining Winterton Dunes, also contain the largest colonies of dark green fritillary and grayling butterflies in Norfolk. View Full Details>>|
|Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes||5 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 including marsh orchid, marsh marigold and ragged-robin. View Full Details>>|
|Somerleyton||6 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' Way||59 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:
|Wherryman's Way||35 miles (57 km)||This walk follows the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth through the Norfolk Broads. View Full Details>>|
|Wroxham||3 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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