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Pawsome Ideas for a Great Day Out!
Barked by Will-i-am — Leisure & Tourism Editor
40 acres of orchards and 160 varieties of
apples right on the coast. Drove Orchards
is family friendly and good fun for a walk
around. Free parking (hooray) on site.
The pawrents can pick their own apples
and pears when in season. Thornham
Rd, Thornham, Nr Hunstanton, PE36
6LS. Tel: 01485 525652
A large open park on the outskirts of
Norwich next to the University of East
Anglia. The River Yare runs through the
park if you fancy a paddle. There is a dog
friendly café in the park. Earlham Park,
Norwich, NR4 7TQ. Tel: 03449803333
Norfolk has miles of dog friendly
beaches but if you fancy something
different for a day out why not visit
one of our many parks, woodlands or
Here you can see over 30 different
species of trees within the wood and it is
a haven for wildlife including rare birds
and plants. There are 280 acres to enjoy
and explore, including three signposted
forest walks - the Red Trail (1.3 miles),
the Blue Trail (2 miles) and the Yellow
Trail (2.5 miles). Off the B1159 between
Bacton and North Walsham.
You can enjoy a really nice walk around
the grounds of this stately home. Sadly
for all those cultured doggies out there
we are not allowed inside to learn about
the Jacobean Hall and its impressive
history, unless you are a guide dog. The
same restrictions apply to the gardens.
However, we are welcome in the
parkland and there are four walks to
choose from including the 4 mile Multi
Use Trail which is suitable for dogs in
strollers. The walks range from 1.5 to 4.5
miles and are all signposted and easy to
follow. Livestock graze freely on the
estate so do be aware and follow the
countryside code. We are also welcome
in the café by the car park and in the plant
centre. There is a pub close by which is
dog friendly. Car parking charges apply.
Blickling Hall, Aylsham, NR11 6NF.
Tel: 01263 738030
There are walks to suit all abilities here
from one to several miles, some suitable
for wheelchairs, mobility vehicles and
strollers. There is also a very interesting
sculpture trail. Access opposite St
Andrew’s Church, North Burlingham,
Castle Acre is a pretty village well worth
a visit. History buffs will like the Priory,
(a well preserved monastic site dating
back to 1090), the Bailey Gate and Castle
(12th century), all of which are woof
friendly. There are also some lovely
walks in the area through the countryside.
Castle Acre, PE32 2XD
Castle Rising is a 12th Century Castle
and Keep. We are allowed on the site but
not in the main castle structure. King’s
Lynn, PE31 6AH. Tel: 01553 631330
There are three beautiful country walks
through this organic farm on wellestablished public footpaths (two
way-marked 2 mile circular walks and
one 6 mile walk). The countryside is
totally unspoilt and it’s a haven for
wildlife and flowers so please don’t stick
your nose in the hedgerows and disturb
anything. There is livestock around so
please be aware of this and ask your
human to keep you under control or on
the lead. Free maps of walks are available
at the car park. Ringstead, PE36 5LQ.
Tel: 01485 525251
80 acres of fabulous walkies to enjoy.
This is a formally laid out park with a
tree- lined avenue, bandstand, boating
lake and a pavilion with a dog friendly
café. If you are visiting the rose garden
please stay on the paths. Eaton Park,
South Park Avenue, Norwich, NR4 7AZ.
FAIRHAVEN WOODLAND &
Nearly 4 miles of woodland pathways to
explore! Also boat trips on the Broads.
Entry charges apply. Dog watering
stations made from recycled beer barrels
in the garden, tearoom and picnic area.
Open all year (Except Christmas Day).
School Road, South Walsham, NR13
6DZ. Tel: 01603 270449
Deer Safari Park & Farming Attraction
ON THE FARM
and enjoy our vistas!
OPEN DAILY10.00am – 5.00pm
T: 01485 542425