Staying Active in Norwich

Even though the weather getting a bit colder, there are still loads of great ways to stay active in Norwich, Norfolk, be it walking, cycling or running. We have had a chat with our Norwich physios and asked them for their recommendations on some of Norfolk’s best walking/cycling routes.

Staying active is important for everyone of all ages and has so many benefits to our health such as:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing your risk of a heart attack
  • Managing weight
  • Stronger bones, muscles and joints
  • Improves memory and brain function

Below are some of Norwich’s great walking/running and cycling tracks.


Whitlingham Country Park

Distance – 2 miles

Difficulty – Easy

Terrain – Mixed (public road, country lane, rugged gravel path and smooth path)

A great place to start is Whitlingham Country Park. This is a beautiful walk around the park and lake and even has a wheelchair-accessible path so it’s a great place for the whole family to go. The park is a great place for cycling too. At Whitlingham, there is a nature reserve area, which provides visitors with an opportunity to experience Norfolk’s wildlife.

There is a car park that is open 24 hours located at Whitlingham Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8TS.


Blakeney Point

Distance – 4 miles

Difficulty – Moderate

Terrain – Soft shingle (this can be difficult to walk on)

If you are someone who loves the fresh seaside air to blow away the cobwebs, Blakeney Point is the place to go. This is a beautiful 4 mile long coastal walk along a shingle spit. It has a variety of unusual plants and wildlife to explore. You can also take a ferry trip to experience England’s largest Grey Seal colony. The ferry departs from Mortson Quay and is a great addition to add alongside the walk.

You can park in the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Car Park at Cley Beach to start the walk along Blakeney point or you can park at Morston Quay, Quay Road, Morston, Norfolk, NR25 7BH.


Marriott’s Way

Distance – 26 miles

Difficulty – Challenging 

Terrain – Mostly flat

For those looking for more of a challenge, Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail is a great place to walk, run or cycle. Marriott’s Way is a 26 mile footpath, bridleway and cycle route. The path follows old railway lines that have been disused. The track runs between Norwich and Aylesham.

This track in Norwich is great for walkers, runners, cyclists and even horse riders. It is a great way to see some of nature’s wildlife. There are circular walks and loops that range from 1 mile to 12.5 miles. Marriot’s Way is a great place to walk to experience some of Norwich’s history.

If you are starting your walk/run/cycle in Norwich you can park at Barn Road Car Park, NR2 4SZ.


Norfolk Physiotherapy

Our physios understand the benefits that exercise can have on our physical and mental wellbeing and want to encourage people of all levels of fitness to continue to keep fit and active. If you feel you have muscle pain or injuries that are preventing you from exercising, please visit one of our Pure Physiotherapy Norfolk physio clinics.

Norwich Adelaide Street Clinic – Adelaide Therapy Centre, 34 Adelaide Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4JD

Norwich City Road Clinic – 6 City Road, Norwich, NR1 3AL

-Great Yarmouth Clinic – Old Bake House, Estcourt Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 4JQ


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