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It’s Here! The full #NorfolkTrailsBucketList of 40!

We’ve been really inspired by the all the fantastic #NorfolkTrailsBucketList ideas sent to us via Twitter, Facebook and WordPress.

There were so many sent in we had a tough job coming up with the final list of 40 must-do experiences on the Norfolk Trails.

But now, here it is!

(Click on the links below for relevant maps & info and remember to visit our Interactive Map to start planning your walk)

Norfolk Trails Bucket List: 40 must-do experiences on the Norfolk Trails

In no particular order, they are………

1. Discover the beautiful area of Broadland around Buxton Mill using the Bure Valley Path circular walks

> Buxton via Little Hautbois Circular Walk

2. Explore the ruins of Burgh Castle Roman Fort on Angles Way

> Great Yarmouth to Burgh Castle Short Walk

> Burgh Castle to Fritton Short Walk

3. Walk around the Broads on the Weavers’ Way circular trail at picturesque Thurne – A perfect Sunday walk

4. In early spring, stroll around the Little Walsingham circular trail via the Pilgrims’ Way, then walk through the snowdrops at Walsingham Abbey

5. Spend a week walking a trail end to end – get sponsored for a charity or just for fun!

> Use our Long Distance Trails and Interactive Map to plan your walk

6. Stroll along Wherryman’s Way and have a pub lunch while watching the boats sail past

Rocklands, Wherryman's Way

Rockland St Mary, Wherryman’s Way

7. Take the ferry across the Great Ouse from King’s Lynn to West Lynn and then walk back via the Fen Rivers Way on our circular walk (walk 2), enjoying views of the historic quayside

8. Walk the Wensum Way and explore Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum (seasonal opening)

9. Try geocaching on the Nar Valley Way at Castle Acre

10. Capture all the Munzees on the #NorwichMunzeeTrail

11. Try a boat trip on Britain’s first solar-powered passenger boat ‘Ra’ to see the stunning Broads wildlife at Whitlingham Broad on Wherryman’s Way

12. See the beech-tree avenue in autumn splendor in the grounds of National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall on the Weavers’ Way

13. Go otter spotting along the Wherryman’s Way from Berney Arms to Reedham

14. On Paston Way, visit Sidestrand St Michael and All Angels Church – famously moved stone by stone and rebuilt further inland

> Explore via the Cromer to Southrepps Linear Walk

15. Take a trip on the steam launch at the Museum of the Broads (seasonal opening) in Stalham, when having a break from walking the Weavers’ Way

16. Forage for sweet chestnuts in autumn on Marriott’s Way between Drayton and Attlebridge

17. After a wintry walk on the Boudicca Way, experience the cosiness of an open fire in one of Norfolk’s many countryside pubs

18. Watch the sunrise over Hickling Broad and hear the dawn chorus when walking on the Weavers’ Way Potter Heigham circular walk

Hickling Broad, Weavers Way Potter Heigham Circular

Hickling Broad, Weavers’ Way Potter Heigham Circular

19. Take a long walk on the Norfolk Trails and go glamping (sleep in a yurt/tipi/treehouse or pod) for a night

20. See incredibly rare Romanesque wall paintings in St Mary’s Church at Houghton on the Hill, just off the Peddars Way

21. Discover the history of Thetford at the Ancient House Museum before exploring the town and riverside walks

And on to the Norfolk Coast Path…it was so popular in the suggestions it needs its very own list. Here’s the top suggestions, running from the start of the trail at Hunstanton, heading east:

22. Hop on and off the Coast Hopper bus to explore the Norfolk Coast Path. Walk one stage then hop on the bus for the next stage

23. Watch the sunset over the sea at Hunstanton when walking the Norfolk Coast Path

24. Eat cockles along the Burnhams’ ‘Cockle Path’, at low tide, near the Norfolk Coast Path

25. Listen to the pine cones sizzle and pop on a hot day inside the piney woods that line Holkham Beach on the Norfolk Coast Path

26. Watch the 1000s of pink-footed geese come in at dusk after taking a winter walk along the beach from Burnham Overy to Holkham

27. Eat fish and chips al fresco on the quay at Wells-next-the-Sea after a walk on the Norfolk Coast Path

28. Try crabbing on Blakeney quay along the stunning Norfolk Coast Path

29. Go grey seal pup spotting by taking a boat trip to Blakeney Point on the Norfolk Coast Path

30. Go stargazing at Kelling Heath near the Norfolk Coast Path where the skies are dark.

31. Take the Poppy Line train to Weybourne and walk back to Sheringham on the Norfolk Coast Path

32. Climb Skelding Hill (near Sheringham) on the Norfolk Coast Path to spot a steam train chugging by and Weybourne Mill in the distance

33. Eat as many varieties of ice cream as you can from one of Sheringham’s parlours then walk them off along the seafront trails and walks

34. Run up Beeston bump to build up an appetite for a pub lunch at Sheringham or Cromer

35. See the famous West Runton Elephant fossils at Cromer Museum (seasonal opening) then climb the church tower next door for outstanding views of Paston Way, Weavers’ Way and the Norfolk Coast Path

36. Watch the crab boats get pulled up on Cromer beach then visit the Henry Blogg Museum, which celebrates those who kept men and women safe at sea in years past #NorfolkCoastPath #WeaversWay #PastonWay

37. Go to Edwardian Cromer and look UP. Not just at the cliffs but at the architecture that lies above the storefronts

Cromer, Norfolk Coast Path

Cromer: Norfolk Coast Path, Weavers’ Way and Paston Way

38. Walk part of the new section of Norfolk Coast Path and climb the church tower at Happisburgh (seasonal opening). What a view!

39. Climb Happisburgh lighthouse on a clear day, to view the fantastic scenery around the new stretch of Norfolk Coast Path (lighthouse has special open days)

40. Sip hot mulled wine on one of the many Norfolk Coast Path beaches early on Christmas Day


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