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Norfolk has many country parks in some of the most picturesque locations.

An Introduction to Norfolk Country Parks

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Picnic Meadow
Forest
Woodland Path
Wooded Walks

Norfolk has many country parks, located in some of the most picturesque locations in the whole of England. Some have been created from old gravel pits, others have existing for centuries among ancient woodland. They all offer waymarked footpaths, picnic areas and usually a visitors centre to explore.

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Here is our pick of some of the best Norfolk Country Parks


At Holt Country Park you will find a wood extending to almost 100 acres and containing Scots Pine, Oak and Silver Birch. Throughout the Country Park there are interesting features such as a totem pole, carved stile, play area and viewing tower.
Holt Country Park
Holt Country Park sign
Holt Country Park
Way marked country walks in Holt Country Park
Carved Wood Sign
Carved wood sign in Holt Country Park
Totem Pole
Totem pole in Holt Country Park

Whitlingham Country Park is just southeast outside Norwich at Trowse and is a great place to walk, cycle, picnic or birdwatch. Built on the site of a quarry, Whitlingham offers a full range of water-based activities, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rafting and canoeing.
Whitlingham Country Park
Whitlingham Country Park near Norwich
Whitlingham Vistors Centre
The entrance to the Whitlingham visitor centre and cafe
Country Park Cycling
Cycling at Whitlingham Country Park
Wooden Ship Play Area
The wooden ship play area for younger kids
Activity Trail
Part of the activity trail for older kids

Bacton Wood, near North Walsham, is a great place for a woodland walk, where marked trails lead through ancient woodland.
Bacton Wood
Bacton Wood Forest Enterprise
Town Sign
Bacton Wood near North Walsham

Blickling Hall , near Aylsham, is set in a large country park with lakeside walks.
Blickling Lake
The lake at Blickling Hall
Blickling Country Park
Blickling Country Park
Blickling Hall and Lake
Blickling Hall and lake
Blickling in Autumn
Autumn Colours at Blickling Hall

You will also find country parks at some of the other stately homes in Norfolk, such as Felbrigg Hall, Holkham Hall and Sandringham.
Norfolk Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall, North Norfolk Coast
Felbrigg Hall
Felbrigg Hall, near Cromer

 
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