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Now it’s your turn! #NorfolkTrailsBucketList

We’ve enjoyed sharing our favourite ideas for the Norfolk Trails Bucket List with you for the past 20 days, on Twitter and Facebook.

Now it is your turn! Share your “mustn’t miss” experiences for our #NorfolkTrailsBucketList.

Whether you’re local or just visiting Norfolk, have you got a “must-do” or “must-see” experience along the NorfolkTrails network that you think everyone must try when in Norfolk?

Share your ideas with us over the next two weeks by 4th February 2015 on Twitter and Facebook, make sure you use the hashtag #NorfolkTrailsBucketList

Or leave a comment on this blog post.

After the two weeks, we will look at all the  ideas to come up with a final list of 40.

 

Here are our 20 experiences (in no particular order) on the #NorfolkTrailsBucketList:

  1. Capture all the Munzees on the Norwich Munzee Trail
  2. Combine a walk on the 12 mile Wensum Way with a trip to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse museum (seasonal opening).
  3. Go grey seal pup spotting by taking a boat trip to Blakeney Point on the Norfolk Coast Path.
  4. Gocaching at Castle Acre on the Nar Valley Way!
  5. Try a boat trip on Britain’s first solar-powered passenger boat ‘Ra’ round the Great Broad at Whitlingham Country Park, on the Wherryman’s Way.

    Gressenhall Museum and Workhouse

    Gressenhall Museum and Workhouse

  6. Explore one of Britain’s best preserved examples of Roman occupation – the ruins of Burgh Castle Roman Fort- on Angles Way.
  7. Eating fish & chips al fresco on the quay at Wells-next-the-Sea, after a walk on the Norfolk Coast Path.
  8. Walk between Taverham & Attlebridge along Marriotts Way and collect windfall sweet chestnuts in autumn.
  9. Stargazing on the Norfolk Trails on a clear evening.
  10. In winter, walk along the beach to or from Burnham Overy, and witness the incredible sight of thousands of pink-footed geese in flight, from Holkham.

    Pink-footed geese in flight

    Pink-footed geese in flight

  11. Walk down the beech-tree avenue at National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall, on Weavers’ Way.
  12. Otter spotting when exploring the Wherryman’s Way from Berney Arms to Reedham.
  13. Take a train ride on the North Norfolk Railway – a heritage steam railway, also known as the Poppy Line, that runs between Sheringham and Holt – ‘alight’ at Weybourne and enjoy the scenery at a slower pace by walking back to Sheringham on the Norfolk Coast Path
  14. Walk the new section of Norfolk Coast Path from Weybourne to Sea Palling and climb up the tower of St Mary’s Church at Happisburgh (seasonal opening) to enjoy outstanding views.
  15. Explore  Paston Way, and swing by Cromer Museum (seasonal opening), to see some of the famous 700,000 year old West Runton Elephant fossils among its displays.

    Poppy line heritage steam railway

    Poppy line heritage steam railway

  16. See the incredibly rare Romanesque wall paintings in St Mary’s Church at Houghton on the Hill, just off the Peddars Way.
  17. After a wintry walk on the Boudicca Way, enjoy the cosiness of an open fire in one of Norfolk’s many countryside pubs.
  18. Visit St Michael Church in Sidestrand on the Paston Way.
  19. Run up “Beeston Bump”, on the Norfolk Coast Path, to build up an appetite for a well-earned pub lunch.
  20. After a long walk on the Norfolk Trails, try sleeping in a yurt, tipi, treehouse or pod for a night! Definitely more glamping than camping
Boudicca Way

Boudicca Way

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4 comments on “Now it’s your turn! #NorfolkTrailsBucketList

  1. Ash
    January 23, 2015

    I’d love to take part but live hundreds of miles away so I hope to follow what others have done!

  2. Anonymous
    February 1, 2015

    There are several brilliant walks around Buxton. Especially along the river round by the mill or down to Hautbois hall.

  3. The Millers Tale
    February 2, 2015

    (1) The fish & chips train ride between Dereham and Wymondham
    (2) Stargazing at Kelling Heath where the skies are dark,
    (3) Listen to the pine cones sizzle and pop on a hot day inside the piney woods that line Holkham Beach.
    (4)Take part in the Viking Festival at Hemsby Beach.
    (5) Climb Happisburgh lifehouses,
    (6) Eat cockles along Burnhams Cockle Path.
    (7) Drive along the coastal road in Walcott which sits right on the edge of the coastline, with a main road running parallel to the beach. Park up in the rain and eat fish and chips whilst the rain and sea spray batters your car.
    (8) Visit Cookies Crab Shop at Salthouse.
    (9) Pop a bag of Norfolk popcorn from Algy’s and then sit back and watch the show as thousands of birds come in to roost at Snettisham beach and marshes.
    (10) Eat as many varieties of ice cream as you can from one of Sheringhams parlours then walk them off along the seafront trails and walks.
    (11) Hop in and off the Coastal Hopper bus. Walk one stage, bus one stage.
    (12) Go to Edwardian Cromer and look UP. Not just at the cliffs but at the architecture that lies above the storefronts.
    (13) Watch the crab boats get pulled up on Cromer beach then donate a fiver to the RNLI, who help keep the men and women who fish for your dinner, safe.

  4. Sara
    February 2, 2015

    Take a walk around the Broads at picturesque Thurne and stop off for a drink at Geldeston Locks. Perfect Sunday walk 🙂

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