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Dog walking by the Broads

Dog-friendly friendly parks and woods

There are lots of country parks and woodland where you can take well-behaved dogs in Norfolk. But please be considerate to others, remember that not everyone is a dog lover, and make sure you clean up too.

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Whitlingham Country Park

Whitlingham Country Park
The Broad within the city, stretching out along the southern bank of the river Yare. One of the city’s most popular attractions, it has a circular route around the lake that takes in meadows, woodlands and wetlands, with plenty of opportunities to detour off into the countryside. There’s also an Outdoor Education Centre where you find out about canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.

Sheringham Park

Sheringham Park view
1000 acres of woodland and open spaces with stunning sea views, especially from the look-out tower and gazebo. There’s a visitor centre and shop. The rhododendrons in flower are a joy.

Blickling Hall and Parkland

Blickling Park

With 950 acres of woodland and parkland, this is a great place for exploring with your four-legged friends. There are way-marked routes to enjoy the historic countryside. Look out for the pyramid mausoleum of the 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire.

Felbrigg Hall and Estate

Felbrigg dog walking

The Church and Ice House trail passes through fields and woodland to hidden lake, or there’s the Mountain Walk which has a gradient of over 1,140 feet. Who said Norfolk was flat? With many way-marked walks you’ll enjoy the peace and tranquillity.

Holt Country Park

Holt Country Park
Close to the charming Georgian town, this large woodland of Scots pines and native broad leaf trees is perfect to let the dog off its lead and let it explore. Way-marked routes.

Mousehold Heath

Mousehold Heath
180 acres of undulating woodland and heath with waymarked routes and beautiful views of the Norwich skyline, dominated by the cathedral.

Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest
Lead-free dogs are welcome in the forest but the Forestry Commission request that they are kept under close control. There are a number of walking routes with varying lengths and degrees of exertion.

Salhouse Broad

Salhouse Broad
Explore the ancient woodland, look out for wildlife and take in the beautiful scenery of the Broads National Park.

Knettishall Country Park

Peddars Way, Breckland
With 375 acres of Breckland heath and mixed woodlands, picnic areas, toilets and the start point for the Peddars Way, Angles Way and Icknield Way. Good if your dogs like getting in the water!