Welcome to the Norfolk, Health, Heritage and Biodiversity Walks web pages.
The aim of the Norfolk Health, Heritage and Biodiversity Walks project is to encourage people to enjoy local walks on a regular basis. Using the guides, people will be able to discover a variety of local footpaths and explore their local environment, experiencing the wealth of heritage and wildlife Norfolk has to offer.
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!
Norfolk County Council is in the process of developing 150 circular walks throughout the county in and around Norfolk’s market towns and villages and surrounding countryside. These walks will provide people with opportunities for regular exercise on attractive and interesting routes of varying distance and challenge.
Links will be added below as walks become available for each area. Click on a link to take you to a list of walks for that area and to download a PDF of the written route instructions, map, photographs and other information to help you select your walk.