Take in the splendours of the season by visiting these outdoor spaces in North Norfolk for some fresh air.
Nothing beats a leisurely walk surrounded by nature in the great outdoors for an enjoyable and inexpensive day out. There are plenty of great places in North Norfolk to take elderly loved ones to stretch their legs and soak in the ambience, but if you’re pressed for ideas these suggestions should help you get moving.
There are plenty of easy access walks to choose from as well as a series of Norfolk Easy Ambles, dementia-friendly walking routes created by Active Norfolk. These routes are tailor-made for people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy with flat hard surfaces underfoot, handrails along any inclines, lots of seating to rest and blue badge car parks nearby.
This circular walk takes in a meadow trail and fen trail, within the beautiful RSPB Titchwell Marsh. Approximately 0.44km, this walk gives you the opportunity to take in big skies, bird-filled reed beds, lagoons, and marshes. With flat, hard surfaces, wide walkways and no steps, this walk was designed to be accessible for all and has facilities on site, including toilets, seating, and refreshments.
North Walsham is a large and picturesque village in North Norfolk. This out and back walk is approximately 0.72km through North Walsham Memorial Park, giving you the opportunity to take in the play parks, wide open green spaces, and a war memorial. The route has wide walkways and regular seating along the path, the start of the route has refreshments and a toilet block, and there are no steps along the way.
An accessible walk suitable for people living with dementia. This circular walk is approximately 1.1km along Cromer Esplanade, giving you the opportunity to take in the famous Cromer Pier, seafront, and gardens. This walk has a long slope at the start and end of the trail, with handrails along the sides.
This walk takes you 1.16km along the Sheringham promenade, showing off the sea and the beach huts lining the coastline, Sheringham Museum, and the town. There are no steps along this route, however, there is a slight slope at the seafront. There are refreshments throughout the trail and parking is only 20m from the start point.
Snettisham is a small peaceful village in the Northwest of Norfolk, this out and back walk is approximately 0.92km along a pathway of quiet village track, past the St. Mary’s Church and Memorial Hall. There are no tripping hazards along this route, refreshments available from the church as well as plenty of sheltered seating, and a public toilet that is accessible for all.
North Norfolk has a unique coastline of unspoilt, award-winning beaches, as well as large stretches of rolling countryside, and plenty of public spaces for everyone to get out and enjoy the changing of the seasons. There’s lots to see and enjoy in any outing, so be sure to bring your loved ones to these amazing places to exercise and get them some much-needed fresh air.