It’s the cosiest time of the year! Crisp autumnal days are the perfect excuse to wrap up with the family and take a walk in the colourful countryside. The leaves are turning red and the low sun casts a golden glow through trees and across fields. It’s magical.
Norfolk is full of stunning scenery. There’s an abundance of walks to take advantage of. We have picked out some of our highlight to inspire you.
Whether you’re after a walk through woodland, a stroll by the seaside or a tour through a town there is something for everyone.
Sheringham Country Park
Sheringham Country offers the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy stunning sea views as you’re exploring the parkland.
There are four marked trails around Sheringham Country Park. The distances vary from one to five miles – or you could make up your own! During the autumn season there is plenty of wildlife to spot. Dragonflies, butterflies and fungi are in abundance. See if you’re lucky enough to spot a Woodpecker too!
Four-legged family members are welcome at the park. There are areas where cattle can be found grazing so remember to keep you pup on a lead when cattle is close by.
Holt Country Park
Situated on the outskirts of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Holt Country Park is a wonderful Green Flag awarded park. Boasting woodland and heathland, there is plenty to see.
Four trails are marked out at Holt Country Park, and one cycle route. Along the way you can discover the pond and viewing tower. A perfect opportunity to take in views of the beautiful Norfolk Countryside. The walks are fairly short, varying from 1/3rdmile to just under 2 miles. Combine a few to make a longer trail for you and your family.
Children will love spending time in the play area and sensory garden; see if they can also discover the totem pole and sculptures around the park.
Done exploring? Then why not have a wander around the pretty Georgian town and treat yourself to a scone or two.
Wander around one of our fab country homes
We are lucky to have a number of impressive country houses to spend the day wandering around. Surrounded by miles and miles of beautiful woodlands and parkland, you can really make a day of it.
The Norfolk Coast
We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying it. You can’t come to Norfolk without a trip to the coast! Most of the beaches are dog-friendly during the winter season so your pooch can dip their paws in the sea and run around until their heart’s content.
If you want a change of scenery but still get to enjoy the sea air, take a walk along the Norfolk Coastal Path. There are 84 miles of path running from Hunstanton to Sea Palling!
Find maps of the walks online. Don’t forget to pack plenty of snacks and water if you are planning on making the day of it!
Mousehold Heath & Norwich
If you are after something a little closer to a town or city, Mousehold Heath is a great option. It is located on the outskirts of Norwich. It boasts stunning views overlooking the historic city.
Once you have spent enough time wondering round the heathland head into the city. There is plenty of beautiful scenery to enjoy as you walk around the city too. Elm Hill is a picture-perfect cobbled street dating back to the medieval times. Take the opportunity to explore the grounds of the Cathedral and follow the river.
The Lanes is where you will get a feel for the soul of the city. They are dotted with quirky and independent shops and eateries. If you want to learn more, consider taking a guided tour around the city. You won’t be disappointed.