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walking in broadland

A brisk outdoor activity such as walking is great for physical fitness and general well-being. The recommendation for adults is to build up to 30 minutes on at least five days of the week. This can be in two or three sessions.

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Out and About in Broadland
This series of ten Out & About circular walk leaflets take you through unspoilt villages and countryside . They are easy to follow and a great way to explore Broadland.  Just download and print off.

Bure Valley Path
A nine-mile path through the picturesque Bure Valley.  It follows part of the route of the former Great Eastern Railway, which is now the narrow-guage Bure Valley Railway running from Hoveton and Wroxham station to the historic market town of Aylsham. Just download and print off.

The Marriott's Way 
A beautiful, traffic-free 'green corridor' that meanders through the heart of the Norfolk countryside. It follows the 26 mile route of two disused railway lines running between the historic market town of Aylsham and the medieaval city of Norwich. For a longer walking route, at 56 miles the Weaver's Way  runs from Cromer to Great Yarmouth passing through Blickling, Aylsham and Acle. The name comes fom the cloth industry that was once a major industry in the area, leaving its mark with extraordinarily grand churches and historic country manor houses.

further information

When you're out enjoying the countryside, please follow the countryside code:

  • Consider other people
    Showing consideration and respect for other people makes the countryside a pleasant environment for everyone - at home, at work and at leisure.
  • Keep dogs under close control
    The countryside is a great place to exercise dogs, but it's every owner's duty to make sure their dog is not a danger or nuisance to farm animals, wildlife or other people.
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
    We have a responsibility to protect our countryside now and for future generations, so make sure you don't harm animals, birds, plants or trees.
  • Be safe - Plan ahead and follow any signs
    Even when going out locally, its best to get the latest information about where and when you can go; for example, your rights to go onto some areas of open land may be restricted while work is carried out, for safety reasons or during breeding seasons. Follow advice and local signs and be prepared for the unexpected.
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
    Please respect the working life of the countryside, as our actions can affect people's livelihoods, our heritage and the safety and welfare of animals and ourselves.

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Economic Development
Broadland District Council
Thorpe Lodge
1 Yarmouth Road
Thorpe St Andrew
Norwich NR7 0DU
tel: 01603 430538
fax: 01603 430561