Walking, Fishing, Cycling & Boating
Norfolk can boast coast, country, fen and forest walking, so with the exception of mountains, we can offer you pretty much everything here! Pull on your walking boots and get out to explore. Enjoy tramping through golden leaves and russet woodlands in the autumn, or take a brisk walk past crisp hedgerows in the magical frosts of winter. Spring and summer are spectacular with colourful wild flowers such as our famous Norfolk poppies and sun-washed sandy beaches.
Details of walks around the Broads here
The Norfolk Broads in the midst of the wetland landscape of reed beds and marshes located in the heart of Norfolk; offers a wide range of fishing for all levels of anglers. The Norfolk Broads is one of the best known angling locations in Britain; with over 300sq km of rivers and shallow lakes to enjoy the delights of fishing in this unique countryside.
The Norfolk Broads support a variety of fresh water fish species; Bream, Roach, Eels, Ruff, Perch, Rudd, Tench, and Pike as well as estuarine species such as Flounders, Sea Bass, Grey Mullet and Goby and migratory Sea Trout can be found close to the sea.
Known Hot Spots: Bream, Roach, Hybrids and Eel can be found at Potter Heigham, Pike and Ruff in and around Wroxham as well as Hickling Broad, Perch in Ludham basin, Tench at Malthouse Broad and Sea Bass at Great Yarmouth Harbour. Some of the best urban free fishing for Roach and Perch can be had along the banks of the river Wensum in Norwich.
You must have a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence; available from the Post Office or online, to fish on the waters of the Norfolk Broads. Please remember the closed season applies to the broads and rivers from 15th March – 16th June inclusive.
Details of fishing on and around the Broads here and here
Norfolk is a great place for cyclists as it has some splendid scenery and is largely flat.
The rides below will take you through some of the county's most attractive scenery including the famous Broads (right) and the lovely Norfolk coast.
Cycling highlights include the Norfolk Coast Cycleway - a single 92 mile route running parallel to the coast and taking you on a tour of Norfolk's splendid countryside.
Details of cycling around around the Broads here
The Norfolk And Suffolk Broads is Britain's largest inland waterway, with the status of a national park. What better way to enjoy the Broads than on the water? A boat will take you on a waterborne adventure among wildlife often hidden from view. There are rowing boats, guided canoe trails, motor launches from boat yards in all the major villages and even electric day boats for hire.
Details of boating on the Broads here and here