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3 of the best walks in the Norfolk Broads

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If you are looking for things to do when visiting Norfolk, then a visit to the wonderful Norfolk Broads National Park is advised. As well as boating and the fabulous wildlife to keep you entertained, there are also many walks on offer here. Whether you are a serious hiker or prefer a more casual approach, there is something for everyone on the Broads. 

If you are thinking of heading to the Norfolk Broads for your first walking holiday there, it can be hard to choose the best trails to try. The below shows the most scenic walks which this part of the UK has to offer.

The Wherryman’s Way

This is a very popular walk with experienced ramblers as it stretches for 35 miles. A stroll around this path is well worth it though for the stunning scenery you will see. It actually mirrors the path of the River Yare which gives additional river views and wildlife to enjoy. Along the way, you will see a whole host of way-markers which take many forms, from sculptures to audio points. 

How Hill to Ludham Bridge

This is a beautiful walk that has mooring for boats and a car park at its start. Moving from How Hill Staithe, you walk due South onto the riverbank itself. This gives you the chance to enjoy the full range of wildlife on offer, from otters to swifts. If you really love nature, Buttle Marsh nature reserve which you pass by is also sure to impress. This walk is around 2 miles in length and finishes at Ludham Bridge. 

Beccles Marsh trail

This is another good route for those more casual walkers who may not wish to wander for a long time. At around 4 miles, it is the perfect length to get the most from the Broads. The main sights to take in are the array of wildflowers that surround the dyke. This trail should also take you past a variety of rare insects and birds to marvel at. 

Make sure you have somewhere to relax afterwards

Walking is great fun and something that many people visit the Broads for. However, it is essential to book the best accommodation so you have somewhere comfortable to relax in afterwards. At the Waveney River Centre, we have a range of top-class self-catering holiday lodges to book. Some even have hot tubs so you can really recharge your batteries after a long walk! We are located right next door to the Broads National Park for easy to access to the walks you choose to enjoy when visiting Norfolk.