Norfolk Countryside and Villages dog friendly

Norfolk's rich countryside makes it ideal for holidays with your four-legged friend.  You can simply ramble the roaming country lanes and endless footpaths including the Nar Valley, Wensum, Peddars, Weavers' and Marriott's Ways.  Some follow old railway lines and others are fabulous circular routes, which when teamed with a pub lunch make for the perfect day out.

The Marriott's Way is a 26-mile footpath, bridleway and cycle route that runs from Norwich to Aylsham.  The Angles Way starts at Thetford and makes its way to Thetford, and 93 miles long walking it all is a holiday in itself.  The 36-mile Boudicca Way runs from Diss to Norwich, and is named after the queen and legendary warrior of the Iceni Tribe.  We love the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse museum near Dereham, and interestingly it sits on both the 33-mile Nar Valley Way that runs from Gressenhall to King's Lynn, and the 12-mile Wensum way that meanders along the river from Gressenhall to Lenwade.  Visit the Norfolk Trails website for more information.

You, and your dog, will are sure to also relish to acres of forestry at Thetford Forest (it's also a brilliant place to take your bike), and have heaps of fun walking the estate grounds and farmland of The National Trust's Blickling Hall.  Dogs on leads are also warmly welcomed at English Heritage's Castle Acre Priory, and at our many medieval woodlands such as Foxley Wood (don't miss the breath-taking bluebell display each spring).

No matter where you choose to explore, we are confident that you and Fido will enjoy some wonderful walks and adventures.

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