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
2. Explore the ruins of Burgh Castle Roman Fort on Angles Way
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!
6. Stroll along Wherryman’s Way and have a pub lunch while watching the boats sail past
10. Capture all the Munzees on the #NorwichMunzeeTrail
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
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
19. Take a long walk on the Norfolk Trails and go glamping (sleep in a yurt/tipi/treehouse or pod) for a night
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
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