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Boats on the Norfolk Broads


'Seas' the day!

From land to sea, there's many ways to explore the wonderful Norfolk countryside - boating and cycling are some just two of our favourites.

Norfolk by water


There’s no better way to explore the Norfolk Broads than by joining Broads Tours for a spectacular river trip on board a double decker boat. 

All the trips include an entertaining live commentary, with your skipper explaining all the origins of the Broads. From the wonderful sights to the captivating wildlife, there’s so much to see and learn! Light refreshments, licensed bar and toilet facilities are available on all river trips. The daily timetable of river trips runs from 1st April until 1st November. Please visit their website for our full timetable of sailings. 


Hire a canoe and enjoy just over two miles of unspoilt water, on a private canal at Dilham Hall. This private canal is exclusively yours! Immerse yourself in this beautiful backdrop, where you’ll join the swans and kingfishers in their natural habitat. 

Free parking, toilet facilities and water available on site. Buoyancy aids and paddles provided. £5 launching own canoe or SUP (parking included). £5 for all day parking for leisure purposes. Please visit their website for further information.

Norfolk by bike

Why not trade your bouoyancy aid for two wheels? Gear yourself up to explore Norfolk with our beautiful cycle paths and country lane routes...


This covers 59 miles from King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth passing through Cromer and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fantastic countryside and views. The route is suitable for all ages and abilities with gentle hills and quiet lanes just inland from the coast, offering breath-taking scenery. 


Following along disused railway paths, country parks, forest paths, bridleways and quiet roads, this route passes through the heart of Norfolk and has routes for all abilities.


A beginners route; ideal for children and family bike rides.


Up for a challenge? Take on this ancient 46 mile off-road ride, with uneven terrain and moderate climbs. Don’t worry, there’s easier sections along the way too!

For more information on local cycle routes of all biking abilities, The Peddars Way Cycle Guide is an excellent hub for all things 'cycling'.


Norfolk coastline and sand dunes

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Norfolk's coastline is officially recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, meaning that it is one of the UK's most cherished landscapes. The AONB covers 56 miles of coastline and includes Hunstanton, Wells-next-the-Sea, Blakeney, Sheringham, Cromer and Mundesley.

Seals on the beach at Blakeney Point in North Norfolk

Seal trips

The famous seal colony at Blakeney Point is made up of Common and Grey seals. There are around 500 seals pottering around the harbour, so you’re guaranteed to see some when you take a trip with Beans Seal Trips. Go in the summer months or late winter to see the pups!

Weybourne Beach in Norfolk with rainbow

Take the Discovery Trail

Calling all explorers, historians and treasure hunters... Explore 36km of incredible coastline on Norfolk's famous Discovery Trail! You'll be walking on landscapes which date back millions of years, where you'll discover an array of fossils and footprints from life which once inhabited Norfolk's stunning coastline.

Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk

Stately homes and gardens

Perfect for afternoon pootles and family days out, there’s oodles of history and beauty to be discovered at our National Trust parks here in Norfolk. Lose yourself in manicured landscapes, immerse yourself in the nostalgia of grand stately homes, and imagine living like a lord or lady.

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