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Walking in the borough of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is a beautiful area to discover on foot. Many people consider Norfolk to be flat, we prefer to describe it as rolling, as there are a few hills out there to challenge walkers. Several of the National Trails originate in the borough, and there are plenty of other walks for hikers to enjoy, of all distances and difficulties.

We've gathered together a collection of our favourite walks here, with pdfs to download where possible, or details of the relevant walk book available to buy in Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre. You'll find short walks and long walks to choose from.

Grouped by distance with walks up to 3 miles long, walks from 3 miles to 6 or walks of 7 miles and over, most of the walks are circular and the maps at the top of the page clearly show where the walks start.

The Norfolk Trails network brings together over 1,200 miles of walks, cycle and bridle routes throughout our beautiful county, many of which are in the borough of Great Yarmouth. There are options to go for a short circular walk, sample just a section of a trail or use a trail to visit a nearby town, village or heritage site.

If you're feeling fit you could attempt the full 93 miles of the Angles Way running from Great Yarmouth to Thetford, the 37.5 mile Wherryman's Way from Great Yarmouth to Norwich or the 61 mile Weavers' Way from Great Yarmouth to Cromer! There are also some great Coast Alive Great Yarmouth walks, some of which are circular.

If you're feeling really adventurous take a look at the Mary Michael Pilgrims Way walk, or sections of it, which ends at Hopton-on-Sea.

 

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Guided Heritage Walks

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Boating on the Broads

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Walks in the area

Breydon Water & Burgh Castle

Breydon Water & Burgh Castle

Great Yarmouth

The Breydon Water & Burgh Castle Walk is a 8.5 mile (13.7 kilometre) circular walk starting at the Burgh Castle Roman Fort car park in Burgh Castle near Great Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth Sports Walk

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Sports Walk is a 3.9 mile circular walk starting at Great Yarmouth Minster in the town centre.

Thurne

Thurne

Great Yarmouth

Thurne Walk is a 3.3 mile (5.3 kilometre) circular walk starting at the Lion Inn public house in Thurne near Great Yarmouth.

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Great Yarmouth Historic Town

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Historic Town Walk is a 1.9 mile (3 kilometre) circular walk starting at Hall Quay in Great Yarmouth.

Caister Lifeboat

Great Yarmouth to Caister-on-Sea

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth to Caister Walk is a 6 mile (9.66 kilometre) circular walk starting at the White Swan public house on North Quay in Great Yarmouth.

Ormesby

Ormesby St Margaret to Hemsby

Great Yarmouth

Ormesby St Margaret to Hemsby Walk is a 6 mile (9.66 kilometre) walk starting at the footpath sign on the Memorial Green in Ormesby St Margaret near Great Yarmouth.

Horsey Seals

Sea Palling to Horsey Gap Walk 51

Great Yarmouth

A sheltered and peaceful walk, immersed in nature. This varied walk is good for bird watching and reptile spotting as well as offering far-reaching views inland and along the coast.

Filby

Filby

Great Yarmouth

The Filby Walk is a 3 mile (4.8 kilometre) circular walk starting at the public car park on Thrigby Road in the village of Filby near Great Yarmouth.

Winterton Walk

Winterton

Great Yarmouth

Winterton Walk is a 6 mile (9.66 kilometre) circular walk starting at Beach Road public car park in Winterton near Great Yarmouth.

Filby Chapel Walk

Filby Chapel

Great Yarmouth

Filby Chapel Walk is a 1.6 mile (2.7 kilometre) circular walk starting at Filby Bridge, in Filby village near Great Yarmouth.

Halvergate Marshes  Weavers Way

Halvergate Marshes & Weavers Way

Norwich

Halvergate Marshes and Weavers Way Walk is a 5 mile (8 kilometre) circular walk starting at the village sign on The Street in Halvergate, on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth towards Norwich.

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Browston

Great Yarmouth

This Browston Walk is a 2 mile (3.2 kilometre) circular walk starting close to the waterworks building on Hall Road in Browston near Great Yarmouth and is a rural walk with lakeside views.

Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle to Fritton

Great Yarmouth

This Burgh Castle to Fritton walk is part of the Angle Way and is a 4.5 mile (7.25 kilometre) walk starting at Burgh Castle Roman Fort car park in Burgh Castle near Great Yarmouth

Winterton to Martham Broad

Winterton to Martham Broad

Great Yarmouth

A long walk from Winterton-on-sea to Martham Broad via East Somerton. Enjoy the stunning landscape and wildlife of the Broads, surprisingly nearby!

Halvergate to Great Yarmouth

Halvergate to Great Yarmouth

Norwich

The Halvergate to Great Yarmouth Walk is an 8 mile (12.9 kilometre) walk starting at the village sign on The Street in Halvergate, on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth.

Martham Low Road Walk

Martham Low Road

Great Yarmouth

Martham Low Road Walk is a 2.5 mile (4 kilometre) circular walk starting at Repps Road in the village of Martham near Great Yarmouth.

Ormesby St Margaret Walk

Ormesby St Margaret Village

Great Yarmouth

Ormesby St Margaret Village Walk is a 1.5 mile (2.4 kilometre) circular walk starting at the footpath sign on the Memorial Green in Ormesby St Margaret near Great Yarmouth.

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Fleggburgh (Burgh St Margaret)

Great Yarmouth

Fleggburgh (Burgh St Margaret) walk is a 2 mile (3.2 kilometre) walk starting at Fleggburgh village hall in Fleggburgh near Great Yarmouth.

Thurne

Thurne to Clippesby

Great Yarmouth

Two choices for the Thurne to Clippesby Walk - the full loop is a 6.7 mile (10.8km) circular walk starting at the Lion Inn public house in the village of Thurne near Great Yarmouth or a shorter loop is possible for a walk of 4.5m (7.2km).

Hemsby Walk

Hemsby Walk

Hemsby

Hemsby Walk is a 3.4 mile (5.5 kilometre) circular walk starting at the Lacon Arms public house in Hemsby near Great Yarmouth.

Fleggburgh to Stokesby

Fleggburgh to Stokesby

Great Yarmouth

The Fleggburgh to Stokesby Walk is a 7 mile (11 kilometre) circular walk starting at Fleggburgh village hall in Fleggburgh near Great Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth Promenade Starter Walk

Great Yarmouth Promenade Starter

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Promenade Starter Walk is a 4 mile (6.4 kilometre) circular walk starting at the northern end of the seafront where North Drive meets Salisbury Road in Great Yarmouth.

Stokesby Walk

Stokesby

Great Yarmouth

Stokesby Walk is a 4.25 mile (6.75 kilometre) circular walk starting at the riverside car park located 100 metres from the Ferry Inn at Stokesby village near Great Yarmouth.

Repps Riverside Walk

Repps Riverside

Great Yarmouth

Repps Riverside Walk is a 2.5 mile (4 kilometre) circular walk starting at the fish & chip restaurant at Heigham Bridge in Potter Heigham near Great Yarmouth.

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