Norfolk is full of fantastic things to do this half term so we’ve put together a short list of what you can get up to on the Norfolk Trails.
Planning a cycleride? There’s lots of options for cycling in Norfolk. The Marriott’s Way runs 26 miles from Norwich to Aylsham, passing through interesting landscapes and wildlife-rich habitats, with lovely places to stop along the way, including Whitwell and Reepham station.
We’ve also added the AONB’s Norfolk Coast Cycleway and 14 cycle loops to our interactive map so why not grab the cycle gear and explore North Norfolk?!
Geocaching. A moden day treasure hunt. You have probably heard of geocaching even if you haven’t tried it. Using a GPS device (or smartphone) locate the hidden caches in the area – They really do vary in size and shape and some are easier to find than others with some being hidden as fake rocks or logs so you can really test your detective skills. You can try geocaching all over Norfolk, particularly on the Nar Valley Way, Thurne circular walk on Weavers’ Way and on Wensum Way. Find out more about Geocaching.
Norfolk Trails Bucket List. You won’t be stuck for ideas after reading the Norfolk Trails Bucket List with 40 must-do activities for you to have fun on the Norfolk Trails all year round. Combine a circular walk with a trip to a museum. Try geocaching on the Nar Valley Way or a boat trip on Britain’s first solar-powered passenger boat ‘Ra’.
Start ticking off the list this half-term and finish it off over the year. View or Print the Bucket List here.
Photo Competition. Our ‘A Trail for All Seasons’ photo competition is a fantastic way to get the whole family exploring the Norfolk Trails, with lots of prizes to be won. Whether you’re a budding photographer or more experienced; whatever your age or ability, capture a great seasonal shot on the Norfolk Trails and you could be in with a chance of winning the top prize of a £100 Cotswold voucher and your photo as a canvas print.
Plus, there is a special “under 16s” category with its own prizes so why not get the whole family involved?
If you haven’t visited the Norfolk Trails yet, why not make this a reason to head out and explore them… just don’t forget your camera so you can get creative. And with nearly 200 circular walks as well as the main linear trails, you’re spoilt for choice of where to start – check out our interactive map to find a trail near you.
The competition is open for entries now and runs right through to 1 November 2015. Find out how to enter!
You can try out these Top Photography Tips to get you going.
Norwich Munzee Trail. The Norwich Munzee Trail (from the German word ‘Münze’ meaning ‘coin’) is a fun way to explore Norwich city with the whole family while hunting for hidden Munzees stickers at some of Norwich’s famous and less-well-known sites. Like a 21st century scavenger hunt, using a smartphone app, you must follow the clues and answer the quiz questions to gain points and follow the trail. Get competitive and see who can get the most points.
We have tried and tested the trail and we have to say its rather addictive! But you can start and finish the trail any time. Try and do the whole trail in one day, or dip in and out of it while exploring the sites along the trail and finish it off in your own time. Watch this teaser video to see what we got up to testing the Norwich Munzee Trail.
To get started simply download the free App from the Google Play Store, IPhone App Store or Windows Store, or direct from the Munzee website. When you’ve done that you can start the fun!
Download our helpful Norwich Munzee Trail Leaflet with a map and cheat sheet . Use this along side the App to find the Munzee loactions – especially handy to save on phone battery. (if you do not have a smart phone you can use the map and cheat sheet to follow the trail, but without the quiz questions)