The ultimate guide to outdoor activity in Norwich: a blog around the best places to visit and things to do outside.

If you’re young, broke, or bored and want to explore some of the most beautiful spots in the city, this is the blog for you. Norwich is the perfect place to get out in nature and have a bit of adventure. Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, or just fancy taking a day off from work to soak up some sun—there are plenty of options. The following expert guide covers all different kinds of outdoor activities across the city, including the best restaurants and bars to visit post-adventure.

Norwich Plantation Garden
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Plantation Garden Preservation Trust

Plantation Garden is a popular spot for locals and visitors to both admire and relax in the tranquil surroundings of a tropical rainforest.

It is an ideal place for families to spend time together, take part in educational programmes and discover the natural world via its extensive garden. Visitors can climb to the top of the park with the stairs at the back of the park and look down at the full view of the plantation garden. 

Also called the Secret Garden, it’s easy to find, beside the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Earlham Road.

  • Tea & Cakes on the lawn on Sundays.
  • £2 per adult.


The Norwich Lanes
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The Norwich Lanes

The Norwich Lanes is a haven of independent eateries, coffee houses, and bars set in a myriad of small alleys and pedestrianised streets. It’s a favourite haunt of many locals and visitors looking for a place with an independent feel, good food and drink, a brilliant atmosphere, and some of the best people-watching in the east of England. 

The atmosphere is reminiscent of a small-town pub; it’s small, intimate, and only a few steps away from everything. It is this sense of community and friendly surroundings that has kept the place bustling throughout the years and we hope you enjoy exploring its many shops, bars, and restaurants.


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Whitlingham Country Park

Within the Broads, you will find Whitlingham Country Park. This Walking attraction is worth a visit whether you are cycling, walking, or riding your bike. Situated on the banks of the River Severn, this beautiful park comprises some of the most picturesque open countrysides in the region and contains many features for nature lovers to enjoy. 

A great destination for families, groups, and strollers, it offers something for everyone whether you are looking for nature, enjoying silky weather, or enjoying the beauty of the day together with your family.


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Marriott’s Way

If you are seeking a route that will take you somewhere somewhat secluded yet still allow for some sightseeing and exercise, this walk is for you. The walk begins in the city centre where Barn Road meets Barker Street. However, if you are not quite up to the full 26 miles, there are 9 shorter circular routes to try.

Enjoy your experience and spread the word about our upcoming outdoor events in the Norwich area! Everyone wants to enjoy their time outdoors and enjoy nature too!


Photo from Visit Norwich

Mousehold Heath

Mousehold Heath is also one of the best places for a beautiful sunset. Not only does it offer one of the best sunsets in Norwich, but it’s also right on the edge of the most popular spots for walking. 

As a result, it’s easy to find an occasion when you want to stop and take in the gorgeous view from afar. And if you can’t decide which spot is ideal, don’t worry – you’ll be able to find a new one and pick the one that suits you best!


Norwich is known as a cultural city with plenty of history and heritage. However, what most people don’t realise is that Norwich offers an exciting array of things to do when you hit the great outdoors. The city boasts a beautiful landscape full of fascinating landmarks, stunning views, and picturesque hiking opportunities. We hope you loved the blog collection of everything you need to know about exploring the area’s best outdoor pursuits and sharing them with friends and family.

We would like to know what is your favourite outdoor activity to do in Norwich?

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