Coast Alive Health walks
Produced by Norfolk County Council the 'Norfolk, Health, Heritage and Biodiversity Walks' aimed to encourage people to enjoy local walks on a regular basis and discover and experience the wealth of heritage and wildlife Norfolk has to offer through a variety of local footpaths.
The guides are based around the following areas: Thetford, Aylsham, Cromer and Sheringham, Dereham, Diss and Harleston, Downham Market, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Wymondham, Wells and Fakenham. Printed guides are available in the areas from various outlets including health centres & libraries or on-line at Norfolk Trails.
Increased physical activity is important in the prevention of diseases such as coronary heart disease, the onset of adult type II diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, obesity, osteoporosis, bowel cancer, as well as stress, depression and anxiety. The British Heart Foundation reports that 7 out of 10 people do not do enough exercise to have a healthy heart. A daily walk in the fresh air can have a positive impact on your general health and wellbeing and will simply make you feel good!
Many of these walks are located in or near the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and can be reproduced individually from the Norfolk Trails Health and Biodiversity walks website .