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Best trails in Norfolk

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Trying to find the best Norfolk trails? AllTrails has 81 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Norwich, King's Lynn or Great Yarmouth, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 58 easy trails in Norfolk ranging from 0.6 to 11.7 miles and from 19 to 347 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Norfolk
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#1 - Lynford Arboretum and Lake
Thetford, Norfolk, England
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#2 - Pingo Trail
Attleborough, Norfolk, England
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
#3 - The Broads and Boardwalks Circular
The Broads National Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
This is a circular walk that invests a little time upfront to get to the end of Upton Dyke, after which you follow a number of different waterways. The Broads tend not to be too walker-friendly as much of the land around them still tends to be in private hands, with few footpaths. This is therefore a rare chance to do a decent circular walk involving those that do exist. If you are used to canal walking the Broads are different, somewhere between a canal and a river, with the waters actually tidal. They lack towpaths as craft traditionally used sail not horsepower, which means you can sometimes find yourself trudging through quite high grass, albeit usually on top of banked flood defences. The walking also tends to be quieter, due to less powered craft, and it is also much more open. Rapid reed growth also means the water's edge can often disappear from view, although it usually pops back eventually! Allow around three hours for the walk. There are facilities in the nearby village, or head for the Fairhaven Gardens where there are toilets and a cafe, as well as the gardens themselves.Show more
#4 - Wells to Holkham Park and the Coast
Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
#5 - Norwich Bridges and Churches Trail
Norwich, Norfolk, England
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
A circular walk around the city of Norwich in Norfolk. The first half of the walk follows the banks of the River Wensum, criss-crossing back and forth via the numerous bridges - the oldest dating back to around 1340 and the newest having only been built in 2012. The return leg takes you through the centre of the ancient city itself, and you'll have glimpses of the old city walls, the castle and the numerous churches as well as an opportunity for some retail therapy should you wish! The city walk is one of the most varied in the region, with a true mix of ancient historical buildings, industrial heritage and modern architecture. The walk follows mainly well made paths and pavements. There are no stiles or gates but several flights of steps. There are a few steady climbs/descents plus one fairly steep climb about half way round. Some of the access is through parks, the gates for which are locked at dusk. Approximate time 2.5 to 3 hours. Show more
#6 - Horsey Windmills and Dunes Circular
The Broads National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
This is a circular walk that offers both Broads walking and a stretch of the coast, where there is the special treat of an opportunity to spot some seals - if you are lucky! The walk ends with a run along an old drain, but don't worry, it's not the unpleasant kind, just another word for a man-made ditch. Allow around two hours to complete. As if this wasn't enough, the walk starts at Horsey Mill, a drainage mill once driven by windpower. The mill has been through the mill as it were, having continued to work until 1943 when it was struck by lightning and has recently had to undergo further restoration when it lost its fantail in the storms of 1987. Another, unrestored, mill is also seen on the walk. Wind power of a more modern kind can be seen on the coast in the form of a set of turbines out to sea. Finally, if you have time, take advantage of the Wildlife Boat Trips on the Lady Ann, a classic wooden boat, which goes out onto Horsey Mere, which is a SSSI (call 07791 526440 to book). These last an hour and are well worth it. There is also a tea room and public toilets by the windmill.Show more
#7 - Burgh Castle and River Waveney
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 56 m
#8 - Peddars Way: Thompson to Castle Acre
Thetford, Norfolk, England
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Length: 17.2 mi • Est. 8 h 11 m
This is the second segment of the Peddars Way Trail that circles around Norwich. This trail is full of history and tradition. You can simply enjoy a small portion of the trail or choose to do the entire 129.5 mile path with a backpack or bike. Show more
#9 - Winterton and its Dunes
The Broads National Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
This is a circular walk of two halves, with the first half taking you along solid tracks through houses and along rural landscapes, whilst the second half, by way of contrast, takes you through the Winterton Dunes Nature Reserve, where you have the option of either staying on the path, keeping away from the dunes, or following one of the various tracks amongst the dunes to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. This is a Nature Reserve though, and a word of warning, you may spot adders, which are a protected species. If you start at the car park take a quick glance out to sea to spot the Blood Hill wind turbines. These were amongst the first to be installed in this country and have been operating for over twenty years. Allow at least a couple of hours for the walk. There are toilets and a cafe at the car park. Show more
#10 - Sheringham Park Circular Walk
Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 20.7 mi • Est. 9 h 33 m
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