This book describes 40 easy-to-moderate circular day walks, grouped by area: Northeast coast and the Broads; South Norfolk, the Yare and the Waveney; North Norfolk and coast; Central Norfolk and Breckland and West Norfolk and Fens. Each walk is described step-by-step, illustrated with 1:40K OS map extracts and packed with historical, geological and other information about the landscape the route passes through.
The Fenland region of Norfolk's far west is flat and low-lying, as are the marshes and waterways of the Broads in the east, but between these two extremes there is a great deal of topography going on. The county is far more varied than most outsiders imagine, with several distinct and unique landscapes. As well as Broads and the Fens, it has the sandy Brecks, rolling farmland, ancient woodland, meandering rivers and the gorgeous North Norfolk coast with its beaches, shingle banks, salt marshes and tidal mud flats.
Originally from the West Midlands, Laurence Mitchell has been based in East Anglia for longer than he cares to remember. He worked as a geography teacher for many years before finally reinventing himself as a freelance travel writer and photographer. Laurence is especially interested in off-the-beaten-track destinations like the Balkans, Central Asia and the Caucasus region and has written guidebooks to Serbia, Belgrade and Kyrgyzstan as well as his own backyard of Norfolk and Suffolk, which he enjoys just as much as anywhere else. He is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
Overview map Introduction A brief history Landscapes Wildlife National Parks and AONBs Getting there and back When to go What to take Food and drink Waymarks and access Safety Maps Using this guide Longer walks in Norfolk 1 Northeast coast and the Broads Walk 1 Winterton-on-Sea Walk 2 Potter Heigham and Hickling Broad Walk 3 North Walsham Walk 4 Happisburgh Walk 5 Horstead and River Bure 2 South Norfolk, the Yare and Waveney Walk 6 River Chet and Hardley Marshes Walk 7 Outney Common and Earsham Walk 8 Rockland St Mary and Claxton Walk 9 Surlingham Walk 10 Burgh St Peter and 'The Triangle' Walk 11 Burgh Castle Walk 12 Shotesham Walk 13 Fritton Common Walk 14 Harleston and Redenhall Walk 15 Cringleford and River Yare Walk 16 New and Old Buckenham 3 North Norfolk and coast Walk 17 Sheringham and Beeston Regis Walk 18 Bodham and Baconsthorpe Walk 19 Itteringham Walk 20 Aylsham and Blickling Walk 21 Old Hunstanton, Thornham and Holme-next-the-Sea Walk 22 Snettisham Walk 23 Salthouse and Cley-next-the-Sea Walk 24 Blakeney and Wiveton Downs Walk 25 Little Walsingham, Houghton St Giles and Great Snoring Walk 26 Brancaster Staithe and Barrow Common 4 Central Norfolk and Breckland Walk 27 Thompson Common and Pingo Trail Walk 28 Swannington and Upgate Common Walk 29 Hockering Walk 30 Shipdham Walk 31 Santon Warren and Thetford Forest 5 West Norfolk and Fens Walk 32 Harpley and Peddars Way Walk 33 Tittleshall and Godwick Walk 34 Helhoughton and West Raynham Walk 35 Castle Acre Walk 36 Roydon and Roydon Common Walk 37 Narborough and Nar Valley Walk 38 Beachamwell Walk 39 Hilgay Fen Walk 40 The Wiggenhalls Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B Useful contacts Appendix C Further reading Appendix D Long distance walks in Norfolk