Easy Access walks
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
A land of beaches, salt and freshwater marshes, heaths, dunes and woodlands, country parks, stately homes and distinctive flint villages. Residents and visitors can experience and enjoy the area in all its moods and savour the special and ever changing wildlife, light and colours, sounds and aromas. Gold and brown hues of winter make way for greens and the purple haze of summer sea lavender, rustle of a gentle breeze and foraging wildlife to the spectacular sounds of wintering geese, the aromatic scents of coast, woodland and heath.
About the guide
The Easy Access Walks are aimed at providing an opportunity to experience the wonderful diversity of the landscapes and wildlife of the Norfolk Coast - for everyone. We hope that families with push-chairs will find these walks just as useful as people with limited mobility.
The sites are based on the original Easy Access Guide of 2000, funded by the National Lottery, and the guide is web based in a format which allows viewing, downloading and printing out of individual sites. Each site description comprises of three sections a basic site factsheet; full site description and review followed by a set of images depicting some of the areas around the walk including potential hazards to aid self determination as to suitability to your own individual requirements.
Throughout the document direct links to relevant external website pages of the organisations managing the sites is provided where available, enabling access to additional information.
How to use the guide
Use the menu down the left side menu on this page to select the site and within each you will find a short description of the experience to expect, a photo and downloadable pdf documents.
Overview of site experience to be found followed by a
Summary guide to the site with length of walk, condition and features
Location of the site with grid reference, postcode and a general location map. For detailed map use the google map facility on our active map
Planning your visit: Who manages the site, entry costs, opening times, getting there by public transport
Accessibility: Check list of standard features and description of physical attributes to assist users in deciding suitability.
Arriving: What greets you
Review: A site visit has been carried out on at the original Easy Access Guide (2000) sites and is reviewed by way of a guided walk followed by a selection of images as an pictorial guide for users to view prior to their visit.
Walk on the Wild Side: Options for those who wish to explore and can manage a less accessible route. These paths may be steeper or rougher than accepted countryside access standards.
Image guide: Whilst visiting and reviewing the original site information a selection of images of points of interest, potential hazards such as obstacles, surfaces, etc were taken and displayed with captions. These may be useful in a pre-visit check and of course most paths in the countryside will be subject to weather conditions.
These are a short summary of site information.
Further walking in Norfolk information sources
This listing covers some of the many walks and sources of information found whilst putting this guide together and will be regularly updated.
If you find any errors or have comments and suggestions please provide feedback as the information is provided in a 'trial format' and will only be improved through your help.
Should you find our guides to these sites a valuable asset or require a specially tailored route then there are businesses like WalkNorfolk who offer a service which can point you in the direction of walks and even provide bespoke detailed walk plans so you know what to expect.