For a great way to discover the beauty of Norfolk, why not put on your walking shoes and explore on foot? There are loads of superb linear and circular routes to discover taking you from Norwich into the countryside and onto the coast. Parks in Norwich also offer relaxing places for a stroll and perhaps in warmer weather a picnic too!
The Boudicca Way is a beautiful award-winning long distance footpath which runs for approximately 36 miles between Diss and Norwich. The route can be walked in either direction and starts/finishes at Diss and Norwich mainline railway stations. The route breaks down into four manageable sections of roughly equal length but of course you can do as much or as little of the walk as you choose!
Wherryman’s Way starts in Norwich and follows the Yare Valley through to Great Yarmouth, passing through beautiful broads landscapes. It also has a series of 12 circular walks along its length, including several near Norwich, such as the leisurely 2 mile walk around Whitlingham Great Broad at Whitlingham Country Park, just outside the city centre, near Trowse.
The Weavers' Way is a 61 mile long-distance path connecting Cromer and Great Yarmouth and is entirely in Norfolk. It is a gentle walk through beautiful countryside, and has plenty of accommodation and other services. More information.
Angles Way connects with the Boudicca Way at Diss, the Wherryman’s Way and Weavers’ Way at Great Yarmouth and the Peddars Way at Knettishall Heath. Following the Norfolk / Suffolk border through the Waveney Valley from Great Yarmouth to Thetford, the Angles Way offers plenty of great walking opportunities including 8 circular walks. More information.
Tiffey Valley (map)
The Tiffey Trail offers a variety of landscapes, nature reserves and walks with a wealth of flora and fauna that is easily accessible to all. The river runs within the trail just a few hundred yards out of Wymondham. To add interest and enjoyment to this valley walk, benches have been installed with carved motifs representing valley flora and fauna and Wymondham heritage. There are two small viewing towers, one on the Lizard and one at Toll's Meadow; both are made of green oak and echo features of the town's two best known 'icons' the Abbey and the Market Cross. More information.
Marriott’s Way & Weavers’ Way
Marriott’s Way, a 26 mile (42 km) route from Norwich to Aylsham. The path is a traffic-free ‘green corridor’, following former railway lines. It is also used by horse riders and cyclists. Aylsham lies on another long distance walk, the Weavers’ Way which runs for 61 miles between Cromer and Great Yarmouth through a diverse landscape rich with heritage and wildlife. Weavers’ Way also has a series of 12 circular walks.
Walks are available to download as PDF maps to help you find what you’re looking for.
Tourist Information Centres will be able to provide lots of information too!