Cool rider; our top cycling routes and attractions in North Norfolk
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, there are plenty of routes and sites to explore from the iconic coastline and charming villages and architectural gems to hidden trails and off the beaten track – here’s the best cycling routes in Norfolk
National Trust Blickling Estate
Located near Aylsham, whatever the weather, you can spend the day exploring 4,600 acres of beautiful, varied parkland with stunning views over the lake and Jacobean mansion, ideal for a relaxed ride with the whole family. Head to the Mausoleum and let your inner child loose in the enchanted woods. Blickling Hall has its own cafés – The Stables and Muddy Boots, or you can recharge in the Buck Arms for your well-deserved pit stop!
As part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route 1 Holkham Park offers routes of varying distances and abilities with breath-taking landscape, architectural treasures, and rich wildlife stretching across 25,000 acres. Bring your own bikes or hire them from the Cycle Hire centre at Holkham – clear your day for a full day exploring. Fill a hamper from the local deli to take with you or stop in at the estates busy café for homemade scones with clotted cream and locally made jam.
Norfolk Coast Cycleway
A 59 mile cycling route that follows the North Norfolk coastline from Kings Lynn to Wighton. The route takes you through pretty picture-postcard seaside towns, offers panoramic vistas of the famous coastline and an opportunity to explore the diverse wildlife along the way. Travel all or just sections of the route with gradual hills, peaceful lanes, joyful pitstops suitable for all the family. Check out the comprehensive map for full route details, with alternative options and variations as well as smaller circulars.
Known primarily as a walking route, Peddars Way stretches 49 miles from Knettishall Heath in Suffolk to Hunstanton in North Norfolk. The ever-changing landscape will lead you from blossoming hedgerows flanked with twisted pines, heath and farmland, to traditional seaside towns teaming with salt marshes, pebbled beaches and sandy dunes under clear blue skies. Cyclists can enjoy sections of this unique and famous route.
Don’t forget to check local cycling guidelines and follow the rules of the road while cycling in North Norfolk. It’s also a good idea to bring all the gear, we’re recommending helmets, water bottles, maps or GPS devices to navigate the routes effectively.