Walk West Norfolk Trails

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Bircham Cycle Route
The route takes in quiet lanes and tracks across a landscape of low chalk hills which afford glorious coastal views. This Bircham route is ideal for families.
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Denver Sluice, Great River Ouse Walk
A peaceful walk around the pretty village of Denver. The windmill is still operational and is a fascinating feature of this walk.
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Denver Windmill Walk
A peaceful walk around the pretty village of Denver. The windmill, though under ongoing refurbishment, is a fascinating feature of this walk.
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Docking Explorer Cycling Loop
A 'get away from it all' explorer loop taking you from bustling Burnham Market deep into the Norfolk countryside. Through Stanhoe with its idyllic village pond, alongside Houghton Hall with the white fallow deer herd and then the iconic working Bircham Windmill. A country ride with fine views and the occasional challenging undulation along the way.
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Downham Market to Watlington walk
Enjoy a lovely riverside walk along the River Great Ouse in this attractive Norfolk town of Downham Market. The town has a busy market square, a medieval parish church and a Victorian clock tower, constructed in 1878. Several rivers and long distance footpaths runs through the area surrounding the town, giving lots of nice waterside walking options. The walk starts from the train station and heads to the river where you pick up the Fen Rivers Way long distance footpath. The waymarked trail heads north along the Great Ouse towards Stowbridge and Watlington. At Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen you can cross the river on the Magdalen Bridge. Footpaths then return you to Downham Market on the west side of the river. To extend your walking in the area continue north along the river into King's Lynn. Just to the east of Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen you can pick up the Nar Valley Way and enjoy a walk along the River Nar.
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Heacham Circular Walk
A short and very accessible route, the Heacham circular often provides sparkling views across the Wash. On clear days ‘Boston Stump’, the tower of St Botolph’s Church in Lincolnshire, can be seen. As well as a long and interesting history, you’ll also find great fish and chips at Heacham.
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Houghton Walk
Circling one of Norfolk’s most important Bronze Age landscapes, this route is a wonderful chance to get off the beaten track and sample high culture in the same day. Houghton Hall offers an array of outdoor sculpture in its gorgeous gardens as well as indoor art exhibitions.
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Hunstanton Circular Route
Linked by a series of clifftop greens and gardens, this circular route combines the hubbub of Hunstanton and the relative quiet of its much older neighbour, Old Hunstanton. The two settlements offer a truly wide variety of options for food and drink, to suit all tastes and budgets. This Hunstanton circular walk is not signposted on the ground, but it easy to follow with a map. It leads from Le Strange’s statue at Upper Green, along North Promenade, up toward the cliffs. It then follows the route of the Norfolk Coast Path, past the ruin of St. Edmunds Chapel and Hunstanton Lighthouse. Coming through Old Hunstanton it visits St. Mary’s Church before returning to Hunstanton via the Esplanade Gardens.
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Hunstanton to Ringstead Cycling: Off-road Rides
This route takes you over the hills which overlook Hunstanton, Holme-next-the-Sea and Heacham using quiet green lanes and farm tracks which wind through a quiet, open, landscape. The 16 mile route is challenging due to the rough nature of the off-road sections. Allow approximately 4 hours to complete the ride. Approximately 35% is off-road, on a mix of byways and unclassified roads with soft surfaces which are easy to cycle along during dry and dusty summer months, but which become more challenging after periods of rain. The route requires either mountain or hybrid cycles.
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Ingoldisthorpe Explorer Cycling Loop
Expect some fine views along pretty lanes with this easy and delightful ride passing through pretty villages and alongside Houghton Hall with its white fallow deer herd.
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Ken Hill Snettisham Walk
Spanning from the village of Snettisham, this short but charming walk takes a route which snakes through the mixed woodland of the Ken Hill Estate. The western tip of the route commands fine views over the estate’s farmland and the Wash beyond.
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Leziate Walk
This peaceful route passes between the sleepy villages of Leziate and Ashwicken, where a history of industrial sand extraction has left the area with a series of artificial lakes. What it may lack in facilities the walk more than makes up for in rural charm.
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Nar Valley Way, Castle Acre to Litcham walk
A walk along quiet rural Norfolk lanes and paths, crossing a Local Nature Reserve and finishing in the conservation village of Litcham
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Nar Valley Way, East Lexham walk
This energising walk is full of variety; from stunning parkland to vast open farmland and canopies of woodland, you will experience a landscape flourishing in the clutches of the Nar Valley.
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Nar Valley Way & Peddars Way, Castle Acre walk
Pass through South Acre, West Acre and Castle Acre Common. Visiting on the way Remains of the Castle Acre Castle, Bailey Gate and Castle Acre Priory.
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Nar Valley Way, Setchey and Shouldham Warren walk
A diverse walk through the countryside of the Fens and Brecks, visiting Setchey, Pentney Abbey, Shoudlham Warren and Wormegay along the way
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Nar Valley Way, West Acre walk
The small village of West Acre is quiet and pretty with some fascinating sites such as the Augustinian Priory. The fords make picturesque features of the peaceful country lanes.
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Nelson Loop Cycle Route
This is the longest of the cycle routes and it is to be savoured. With plenty of options for refreshment, it is easy to make a day of it while explore rolling landscapes that Nelson himself once knew. It is easy to see why he gloried in being a Norfolk man.
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Norfolk Coast Path: Brancaster Circular Walk
Modern Brancaster is a sleepy coastal village, albeit one with a vibrant sailing scene. This circular walk offers a rich and varied past for the heritage explorer to delve into. Why not finish the walk at one of the local pubs, which have a history all of their own?
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Norfolk Coast Path: Brancaster Staithe Circular Walk
The Brancaster Staithe walk is a contrast of saltmarsh and sailing regattas, wind and woodland. The views from the highpoint at Barrow Common are breathtaking. From here it is easy to picture traders visiting Branodunum, the Roman fort built near the shore to defend the coastline.
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Norfolk Coast Path: Burnhams Circular Walk
Following in the footsteps of two of Norfolk’s maritime heroes, this stunning route visits three of the historic ‘Seven Burnhams by the sea’. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy north Norfolk’s famous hospitality, whether you are visiting for the day or making a longer trip.
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Outwell and Upwell walk
Discover the history of the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway which provided the inspiration for much loved engine characters in the classic children’s stories of Thomas the Tank Engine.
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Peddars Way
The Peddars Way is a long distance footpath in Norfolk, England. It is 46 miles long and follows the route of a Roman road. It has been suggested by more than one writer that it was not created by the Romans but was an ancient trackway, a branch or extension of the Icknield Way, used and remodelled by the Romans. The name is said to be derived from the Latin pedester – on foot. It is first mentioned on a map of 1587 AD. It starts at Knettishall Heath in Suffolk (near the Norfolk-Suffolk border, about 7 km or 4 mi east of Thetford), and links with the Norfolk Coast Path at Holme-next-the-Sea.
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Peddars Way, Harpley walk
Starting in Great Massingham, this walk takes in Grimston Heath and passes pockets of woodland across rolling downland before heading back on Peddars Way.
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Peddars Way, Ringstead walk
An enjoyable walk across undulating countryside, passing Courtyard Farm, home of conservationist and peer Lord Melchett. Look for the village stocks that can still be seen in the car park of the Gin Trap pub
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Ringstead Cycle Route
The route takes in quiet lanes and tracks across a landscape of low chalk hills which afford glorious coastal views. With a pub in the village on the longer Ringstead route, it is perfect for leisurely exploration.
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Ringstead Village Walk
This is the longest of the Coastal Treasures walks. The sense of remoteness that exists along this walk’s green and pleasant lanes is a wonderful experience for the more adventurous walker and the perfect excuse to indulge in some great local food afterwards.
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Sandringham Country Park walk
In 1968 an area of 142 hectares of The Queen's private Estate at Sandringham was designated a Country Park. It has subsequently been enlarged so that today nearly 243 hectares are available for visitors to enjoy. The Park is open every day, there is no charge for entry and parking is also free. There are two waymarked Nature Trails, one 1½ miles long and the other 2½ miles long, and there are many other woodland paths to explore - there is a map of the Country Park and its walks below. Whether you visit the Country Park in May when the rhododendrons are in bloom; in the autumn when the woods are bright with colour and the ground covered with acorns and chestnuts; or in the winter when the hoar frost may make the birch trees gleam white against a darkening sky, you will find yourself in a living landscape.
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Sandringham Cycle Route
From a Norman Castle to a modern royal estate, there is barely a moment of this journey that does not conjure some wonderful sight from the distant or recent past. The Sandringham visitor centre is the perfect starting point for the adventure. The route is suitable for any type of bicycle.
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Sandringham Cycling Loop
There is a touch of Royalty to some of this route with its well-kept roadsides and pretty cottages contrasted by a large amount of unsurfaced tracks.
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Sandringham to Bircham Cycling: Off-road Rides
This route takes you from Sandringham to explore a network of long, straight, off-road farm tracks through a quiet, open, arable landscape and link the settlements of Bircham Newton, Great Bircham and Bircham Tofts
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Shouldham Warren walk
Shouldham Warren is a fascinating environment where the Brecks merges with the Fens. Beyond the tall pine forest lies the open expanse of the Fens and the valley of the River Nar demonstrating the abrupt change from one natural area to another.
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Snettisham Circular Walk
Crossing green grazing fields, traversing a shoreline once overwhelmed by the sea and passing through a pleasant woodland, the Snettisham circular has a wonderful variety of landscapes to enjoy. The route is best enjoyed during dry periods between late spring and early autumn.
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Thornham Village Walk
Thornham sits in the quintessential north-west Norfolk landscape of saltmarsh and sand flats. This route offers rich history and a vast, natural remoteness without straying too far from the comforts of cafés and pubs that offer the very best in local produce.
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Wimbotsham walk
Stride out along quiet, tree-lined tracks from the peaceful village of Wimbotsham. A very pleasant and uplifting walk
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Woottons Walk
The Woottons route has good surfaces throughout and a number of bridges to help visitors through the woods of Ling Common. The spread of these suburban villages across the landscape can almost be charted by looking at the fabric of their buildings.
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