The sails of the windmill creak, the fenders of the moored boats bump gently against their moorings, the tall grass stirs in the breeze and in the distance, church bells chime. Soundscapes are just as lovely as the landscapes, from the wetlands with their dykes and windmills to peaceful shoreline walks along the Norfolk Coast Path. Enjoy the views across nature reserves, salt marshes and grazing meadows.
Inland, the countryside is crossed by long-distance footpaths such as the Boudicca Way and Weaver’s Way taking in some of the tranquil landscapes of the Broads. The new Wherryman’s Way follows the River Yare and recalls the trading routes of the boats which plied these lowland inland waters.
We travel north one day to walk on the North Norfolk Coast Path (except for the Christmas departure). We have time at the start to look around the attractive village of Burnham before joining the Coast Path. We’ll ensure we walk along one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand at Holkham beach before finishing the day at the attractive town of Wells-next-the-Sea. Along the way we encounter the region’s natural and man-made history and pass through the villages and market towns of this sparsely populated corner of England. Take the opportunity to visit Norwich Cathedral, stroll the riverside walk or take in the city views from atop the Norman castle mound.
You might also be interested in the Norfolk Coastal Path and the Peddars Way as a holiday for independent walkers as a part of our Load Off Your Back
self-guided holiday programme.