Saturday, 14 November 2009

My favouite places to go for a walk in Norfolk

Having spent a few years now dragging small children around the countryside (they WILL enjoy it), we realise we have quite an extensive list of short, mostly circular, mostly off-road walks in Norfolk.

In no particular order:
• Earthwork circle at Warham near wells - atmospheric
• Wolterton Hall - feels spacious, nice walk round the lake
• The network of footpaths around Saxlingham Nethergate (derelict church adds atmosphere)
• Castle Acre – steep!
• The network of footpaths around Shotesham –very open
• Hockering Wood - better than Foxley Wood for bluebells, great small leafed lime trees (lloks like a wood you would find Little Red Riding Hood in) and have never met another person there!
• Whitlingham – woods and broad
• The Roman Villa – Caister – handy for Norwich and good for blowing the cobwebs away on a windy day!
• Foxley Wood – especially when all the bluebells are out
• Ashwelthorpe Wood – small but pretty
• Surlingham Broad – there are lots of walks along this bit of the Yare. Good circular walk past Ted Ellis’ grave!
• Trimingham Beach – have a whole beach to yourself - usually

• Stockhill wood near Long Stratton
• Footpaths near Rockland St Mary
• Around Wymondham Abbey
• Walks around Kimberley Hall – particularly in autumn – loads of conkers!
• Footpath network (and orchard) near Wreningham
• A circular footpath around Cantley Sugar Beet factory - eerie when the ‘campaign’ is on
• Reedham – from quayside to church along the old railway line
• Footpaths around Filby (from the church) – pretty windmill!
• How Hill
• Marsham Heath - undulating, woodland, heath and fields
• Footpath network around Ittringham
• Heydon Hall

• Walks around river at Oxnead
• Cley
• Circular route around footpaths Colton – pass through a nice wood
• A circular walk from Ringland village (and some of Ringland wood – not the car crematorium bit!)
• Network of footpaths near Swannington
• Burgh Castle near Yarmouth – great views across marsh
• Earlham and Rosary cemeteries
• Sheringham Park - beautiful and varied

Now my kids are growing, give me a few years and the next composition will be, slightly longer walks to bore teens.

1 comment:

  1. You have so much better walks than here! And I live in the countryside!!


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