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Walking in Norfolk

Walking in Norfolk

by: Laurence Mitchell
From a spectacular coastline of sand dunes, saltmarsh and tidal creeks to the unique Norfolk Broads and big-sky country of the Fens, Norfolk's rich and varied landscapes make it an ideal walking destination.

Medieval churches hide down quiet country lanes, stately homes and ruined castles dot the landscape, and there are many Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest to explore. It is a supreme county for spotting wildlife, be it grey seals on the north coast beaches or flocks of uncountable waders in the Wash.


This guide describes a variety of circular day and half day walks right across the county, some using the best sections of the county's long distance paths, among them the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path, Boudica's Way and the Weavers' Way. There are 40 routes in the Broads, the Brecks, the Fens and along Norfolk's spectacular coastline. They range in distance from 4 to 12 miles and are accessible for anyone of reasonable fitness and are walkable all year-round.

All of the walks have clear route instructions plus full colour OS 1:50,000 mapping with the route highlighted. There is an excellent introduction to the area, lots of colour photographs and all the essential practical information you require for planning and on the walks.

The walk locations are:
Northeast Coast and the Broads
Winterton-on-Sea - 5 miles
Potter Heigham and Hickling Broad - 5.5 miles
North Walsham - 8 miles
Happisburgh - 4.5 miles
Horstead and River Bure - 4.5 miles

South Norfolk, the Yare and Waveney
River Chet and Hardley Marshes - 8 miles
Outney Common and Earsham - 5.5 miles
Rockland St Mary and Claxton - 6.5 miles
Surlingham - 4.5 miles
Burgh St Peter and 'The Triangle' - 6 miles
Burgh Castle - 4.5 miles
Shotesham - 7.5 miles
Fritton Common - 4 miles
Harleston and Redenhall - 6.5 miles
Cringleford and River Yare - 4.5 miles
New and Old Buckenham - 4.5 miles

North Norfolk and Coast
Sheringham and Beeston Regis - 5 miles
Bodham and Baconsthorpe - 7.5 miles
Itteringham - 5 miles
Aylsham and Blickling - 7 miles
Old Hunstanton, Thornham and Holme-next-the-Sea - 12 miles
Snettisham - 7 miles
Salthouse and Cley-next-the-Sea - 8 miles
Blakeney and Wiveton Downs - 6.25 miles
Little Walsingham, Houghton St Giles and Great Snoring - 7 miles
Brancaster Staithe and Barrow Common - 4.5 miles

Central Norfolk and Breckland
Thompson Common and Pingo Trail - 7.5 miles
Swannington and Upgate Common - 4 miles
Hockering - 5 miles
Shipdham - 4.5 miles
Santon Warren and Thetford Forest - 7 miles

West Norfolk and Fens
Harpley and Peddars Way - 7.5 miles
Tittleshall and Godwick - 4.5 miles
Helhoughton and West Raynham - 4 miles
Castle Acre - 7.5 miles
Roydon and Roydon Common - 7 miles
Narborough and Nar Valley - 8 miles
Beachamwell - 7 miles
Hilgay Fen - 4 miles
The Wiggenhalls - 6 miles

ISBN 9781852848699 Pages 200 (2017) 116mm x 172mm

Price: 11.95

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