The East of England is one of nine official regions of England, created in 1994 and adopted for statistics from 1999. It includes the ceremonial counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The region, while not popularly known as a walking hotspot in England is nevertheless one of much beauty. While not having any mountains, nor any extensive range of moorland the area does boast a variety of natural features such as isolated hill ranges, the heathlands of Norfolk and the heathlands of Suffolk, forests such as Thetford, woodlands such as those east of Norwich and of course the extensive wetlands such as the Fens and Broads. It has also an extensive and diverse coastline which is most attractive to wildlife. While I did not visit the area until 2018 it is an area I plan to explore more. When in the region I particularly look for walks of natural beauty while also seeking out history, notable architecture, natural heritage and wildlife spectacles so expect to find walks of that ilk here. And keep looking in, more and more will appear over time.
Interactive map of the walks
|Wicken Fen||2.0||A leisurely walk around Wicken Fen, the National Trust's oldest nature reserve, also a site of Special Scientific Interest.|
|Ely and the Fen Rivers Way||2.5||A walk from the historic city of Ely along the River Great Ouse to Cuckoo Bridge and Roswell Pits Nature Reserve.|
|Felbrigg Park and Great Wood||2.8||A short pleasant walk in the grounds and woodlands of Felbrigg Hall near Cromer.|
|Blakeney, Norfolk Coast Path and Cley next the Sea||4.8||A circular walk from Blakeney following a path to the Norfolk coast, Cley next the Sea and the pretty hamlet of Wiveton.|
|Cromer, Beacon Hill, Sheringham and Norfolk Coast Path||10.0||A circular walk from Cromer to the North Norfolk heathland, topping out on Beacon Hill before visiting Sheringham and following the Norfolk Coast Path.|
|Boudicca Way||36.8||A wonderful walk from Norwich to Diss following the Boudicca Way through the heartlands of East Anglia.|
|Ely and the Fen Rivers Way||2.5|
|Felbrigg Park and Great Wood||2.8|
|Blakeney, Norfolk Coast Path and Cley next the Sea||4.8|
|Cromer, Beacon Hill, Sheringham and Norfolk Coast Path||10.0|
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