Around Great Yarmouth
There's plenty of opportunities for exploring the countryside around Great Yarmouth. Take the Wherry Line train out to Berney Arms halt station - see the Berney Arms windmill on the River Yare, and enjoy a pint at the pub there, only accessible by foot, train or water. Enjoy a walk back to Great Yarmouth on the Wherryman's Way alongside Breydon Water, or visit RSPB Berney Marshes and keep your binoculars at hand for lapwings and wintering waders. The Trinity Broads around the pretty villages of Filby, Rollesby and Ormesby can be explored by foot or canoe, with wheely boats also available for the disabled.
If you see smoke from a large chimney in the distance, that's Cantley, the country's first sugar beet refining factory which has just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Sugar beet was introduced in the early 20th century and thrived in Norfolk's warm, dry climate.
A little further along the Yare is the picturesque village of Reedham, which has a famous chain ferry, the one crossing on the river between Great Yarmouth and Norwich.
At Burgh Castle, on the other side of Breydon Water, you can find the remains of a 4th century Roman fort, built before Great Yarmouth was created when this area was a great estuary open to the sea, stretching across to Caister-on-Sea. The views across Breydon to the Berney Arms are spectacular, particularly at sunset. The Angles Way footpath here leads to Great Yarmouth.
Explore the area on boat, on the rivers Bure, Yare and Waveney and the magical waterland of the Norfolk Broads.