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22 Outdoors- Other to explore in Norfolk

Norfolk

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.

Barton Broad
Barton BroadBarton Broad, Norwich NR12 8XS, UK

Barton Broad is a 164-hectare nature reserve north-east of Norwich in Norfolk. It is owned and managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. It is part of the Ant Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest and National Nature Reserve. The Broad was created in the Middle Ages by digging for peat and the River Ant was later diverted through it, which allowed navigation. It has diverse aquatic plants and fish, and the surrounding fens have nationally rare plants and invertebrates.

Breydon Water
Breydon WaterBurgh Castle, Great Yarmouth NR31 9EA, UK

Breydon Water is a large expanse of water that opens to the sea through Great Yarmouth Port. It is part of the Berney Marshes and Breydon Water nature reserve, which is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. It is the UK's largest protected wetland and also It has been a popular shooting area for centuries, and the shooting continues, but on a very much reduced scale.

Cley Marshes Visitor Centre
Cley Marshes Visitor CentreCley Marshes Visitor Centre, Coast Rd, Cley next the Sea, Holt NR25 7SA, UK

Cley Marshes is a 176-hectare nature reserve on the North Sea coast of England just outside the village of Cley next the Sea, Norfolk. A reserve since 1926, it is the oldest of the reserves belonging to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, which is itself the oldest county Wildlife Trust in the United Kingdom.

Foxley Wood
Foxley WoodFoxley, Dereham NR20 4QR, UK

Foxley Wood is a nature reserve in Foxley, Norfolk, England, the largest ancient woodland and coppice in Norfolk. The Wood is thought to be about 6,000 years old, and is even mentioned in the Doomsday book! In 2002 it was recognized as a National Nature Reserve. It is a hotspot for butterflies including a white admiral, meadow brown, speckled wood, ringlet, purple hairstreak, and silver-washed fritillary.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Gressenhall Farm & WorkhouseGressenhall, Beetley, Dereham NR20 4DR, UK

This is a unique museum hosting a traditional working farm, home to the magnificent Suffolk Punch horses and rare breed livestock. Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. With a thrilling woodland adventure playground, a historic workhouse, traditional farm, many indoor displays and a café

Hickling Broad
Hickling BroadHickling Broad, Norwich NR12 0BS, UK

Hickling Broad is the largest Norfolk Broad and harbors a spectacular variety of plants and animals. There are gentle walks under wide skies for the casual visitor or fascinating study for those interested in swallowtail butterflies, bitterns, cranes and so more. It is in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,[5] and part of the Broadland Ramsar site and Special Protection Area, and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.

Holkham National Nature Reserve
Holkham National Nature ReserveLady Anne's Dr, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RG, UK
Holt Country Park
Holt Country ParkEdgefield Hill, Holt NR25 6SP, UK

Holt Country Park is set in 100 acres of mixed woodland and is a Green Flag award winner. Open all year round for the public to enjoy. It is situated on the edge of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They regularly offer seasonal activities during half terms and other holidays always aimed at kids, and they can include things like mini-beast safaris, treasure hunts, guided ranger walks learning about conservation, natural material arts and crafts sessions plus shelter building

Horsey Gap
Horsey GapHorsey Gap, Horsey NR29 4EJ, UK

A beautiful, wild, unspoilt sandy beach where nature abounds. Backed by one of the largest sand dune systems on the east coast, this beach is often deserted outside of summer. From November to the end of January the beach will be crowded with Seals and their newborn pups. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and is famous among tourists.

Marriott's Way
Marriott's WayMarriott's Way, Whitwell, Reepham, UK

Marriott’s Way is a 26-mile footpath, bridleway and cycle route. It provides a lovely green corridor from the heart of Norwich into the countryside along a disused railway. The surrounding area is rich with wildlife, including jays, magpies, wrens, primroses and wild strawberries. Several concrete public works of art can be seen along the way a constant reminder of the lines connection with the concrete industry and of its last days as a freight line carrying concrete products.

National Trust - Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Blakeney National Nature Reserve and Blakeney Point is home to wildlife and England's largest grey seal colony in Norfolk. The Nature Reserve is internationally recognised as an important breeding area for sea birds and a wide variety of other birdlife that changes with the seasons. The salt marshes supports an interesting range of seaside plants creating an intriguing habitat and surroundings for refreshing long or short walks for all visitors.

National Trust - Sheringham Park
National Trust - Sheringham ParkVisitor Centre, Wood Farm, Sheringham NR26 8TL, UK

Sheringham Park is an adventure playground for all ages, with some of the best walking and running trails in Norfolk across its 1000 acres of varied terrain. There are fine mature woodlands and a large variety of rhododendrons and azaleas. In the early 20th century, Henry Morris Upcher obtained rhododendron seeds of various types from plantsman Ernest "Chinese" Wilson. The hall is privately occupied, but Sheringham Park is in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors.

Norfolk Coast Partnership
Norfolk Coast PartnershipNorwich Rd, Fakenham NR21 8BB, UK

The Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a protected landscape in Norfolk, England. It covers over 450 km2 of coastal and agricultural land from The Wash in the west through coastal marshes and cliffs to the sand dunes at Winterton in the east. It was designated AONB in 1968, under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

Norfolk Lavender
Norfolk LavenderCaley Mill, Norfolk Lavender, Lynn Rd, Heacham PE31 7JE, UK

Norfolk Lavender is at the heart of the West Coast of Norfolk. It is England's premier lavender farm, renowned worldwide. There are over 100 types of Lavender, and the Field and Distillery Tours are well worth a visit.

Pensthorpe Natural Park
Pensthorpe Natural ParkPensthorpe Rd, Fakenham NR21 0LN, UK

Pensthorpe Natural Park is a modern day nature reserve with a focus on inspiring the next generation to enjoy wildlife and the great outdoors. Explore 700 acres of woodland walks, nature trails, lakes and a variety of habitats teaming with wildlife including wetlands, woodlands, farmland and grassland. The site was created as a nature reserve by Bill Makins in the 1980s, before being bought by Bill and Deb Jordan in 2003, of Jordans cereals.

Ranworth Broad
Ranworth BroadRanworth Broad, Norwich NR13 6HR, UK

Ranworth Broad is a 136-hectare nature reserve on the Norfolk Broads north-east of Norwich in Norfolk, United Kingdom. There is areas of woodland and reedbeds and also there are many species of birds can be seen from the floating Broads Wildlife Centre. An informative boardwalk leads you through a tapestry of beautiful scenery and allows you to explore both the environment and its history.

RSPB Snettisham
RSPB SnettishamBeach Rd, Snettisham, King's Lynn PE31 7RA, UK

RSPB Snettisham is an extensive reserve situated in the southeast corner of The Wash. This site is most famous for its flocks of whirling waders over the wash, they appear to take on a single entity like a shoal of mackerel avoiding a predator, truly awesome to watch. By far the largest part of the reserve is on the mudflats of the Wash that provide the feeding grounds that attract the huge number of waders, especially in the autumn and winter.

RSPB Strumpshaw Fen
RSPB Strumpshaw FenLow Rd, Strumpshaw, Norwich NR13 4HS, UK

Strumpshaw Fen is a beautiful and adventurous nature reserve where you can get close to the outstanding wildlife of the Norfolk Broads. Walk around the reedbeds, woodlands, and orchid-rich meadows and you could chance upon marsh harriers, bitterns, and kingfishers. It forms part of the Yare Broads and Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest and lies within the area of The Broads.

RSPB Titchwell Marsh
RSPB Titchwell MarshMain Rd, Titchwell, King's Lynn PE31 8BB, UK

Titchwell Marsh is blessed with diverse habitats that include reedbeds, saltmarsh, and freshwater lagoons where avocets, bearded tits, and marsh harriers nest. It was one of The RSPB's most popular reserves from sandy beaches to lagoons and reedbeds. This internationally important reserve is part of the North Norfolk Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is also protected through Natura 2000, Special Protection Area, and Ramsar li

Map of Outdoors- Other to explore in Norfolk