A Perfect Day Out For Nature Lovers In Norwich

Explore these beautiful nature destinations in Norwich with your loved ones. From bird watching to tranquil likes and woodland areas, there is something for everyone to enjoy

Whitlingham Great Broad

This is a lovely looped walk where it’s home to many different bird species. Take your time on this shorter train to enjoy the peaceful and scenic paths. Why not visit Flint Barn Café located within Whitlingham Country Park for a cooked breakfast or a spot of lunch with family and friends. There is paid onsite parking available and is something for all the family.

Earlham Park and University of East Anglia Broad

Explore the 5.6-km circular trail in Earlham Park and the University of East Anglia. This is considered a moderately challenging route and takes an average of 1hr 13 minutes to complete. This trail is great for bird watching and a pleasant walk along the River Yare.  Birdwatching is possible at the broad which attracts kingfishers, swan’s cuckoos and herons.

Thorpe Marshes

Bordering the River Yare, Thorpe Marshes is one of the Trust’s more urban sites, located on the eastern fringe of Norwich. Thorpe Marshes is a 25-hectare nature reserve east of Norwich in Norfolk. It is managed by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. This site has a lake called St Andrew’s Broad, which hosts water birds such as great crested grebes, cormorants, tufted ducks, gadwalls, and grey herons.

The Plantation Garden

One of Norwich’s great treasures, a 3 acre Grade II English Heritage registered garden established over 100 years ago in an abandoned chalk quarry, 600 yards from the city centre. Huge gothic fountain, flower beds, lawns, Italianate terrace, ‘Medieval’ terrace wall, woodland walkways.

The garden is heavily wooded and provides a habitat for wildlife, making it a haven of peace and tranquillity and a glimpse into a bygone age.

Also called the Secret Garden, it’s easy to find, beside the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Earlham Road. There is no onsite parking but on road parking  or parking in Norwich City car parks such as St.Giles and Millenium Library a short walk away.

This is a perfect summer spot for the whole family including the grandparents to admire the surroundings and have a picnic.

For more information visit the Plantation garden website here

Mousehold Heath

The largest local nature reserve in Norwich, Mousehold Heath is the perfect spot for those wanting to stroll through nature.

The unique Heath covers 184 acres of heathland, woodland, and recreational open space, north of Norwich.

The Heath is the ideal spot for walkers all year round, and offers some of the most stunning views of the Norwich skyline.

At Home Instead, we understand the importance of immersing yourself in nature. It can help generate many positive emotions such as, calmness, joy and creativity. Spending time in nature is also good for getting some fresh air and exercise to help us feel better, physically and mentally.

Here at Home Instead we offer companionship visits which can enable your love one to visit some local natural sites, promote their well-being and to stay active whilst having the support of a qualified Care Professional.

For further information on our Companionship services contact ustoday on 01603 963317 or visit our website here.