North Norfolk set to welcome walkers to September festival

Sheringham. Photo: Mike Keating/Pixabay

The North Norfolk Walking Festival is taking place around the region between Friday, September 8 and Sunday, September 17.

The festival is a coming together of walkers and Nordic walkers to enjoy North Norfolk and undertake walks and activities around the district.

The 10-day festival is based around Sheringham, Holt Felbrigg Hall, Holkham, North Walsham and Hunworth. The walks range from two to 10 miles and are open to families and people of all ages and fitness levels.

Walking Festival events:

Friday September 8

Mindful Walk 2 miles (9:30am–10:30am) Pretty Corner Sheringham

History Walk (5:30pm–7pm) Lifeboat Plain, Sheringham

Saturday September 9

Sheringham Park Run (9am–10:30am) Sheringham Park

Adult Alpaca Walk (2pm–3pm) Bumble Barns, Sheringwood

Family Walk 3/4 miles (2pm–3:30pm) Felbrigg Hall Estate

Sunday September 10

Sunday Stretch 11/12 miles (9am–1pm) Sheringham

Monday September 11

Woodland Walk 3 miles (9am–10:30am) Bacton Woods, North Walsham

The Norfolk Three Peaks 7miles (5:30pm–7:30pm) Sheringham

Tuesday September 12

Countryside Walk 6 miles (9am–11am) Roman Camp National Trust, West Runton

Sunset Walk 4/5 miles (6pm–7:30pm) Overstrand

Wednesday September 13

Gentle Walk 2 miles (9:30am–10:30am) Salthouse Heath Car Park

Dog Walk 3 miles (2pm–3:30pm) Hunworth

Thursday September 14

Walk for Cake 3/4 miles (8:45am–10:15am) Fast Pace at Alby Crafts

(10:30am–12pm) Social Pace at Alby Crafts

Bird Walk 3 miles (6pm–7:30pm) Salthouse

Friday September 15

Buggy Walk 2 miles (9am–10:30am) Holt Country Park

Morston Meander 2/3 miles (2pm–3pm) Blakeney

Saturday, September 16

Power Walk 2/3 miles (9am–10am) Kelling Heath Holiday Park

Family Alpaca Amble (2pm–3pm) Bumble Barns, Sheringwood

Sunday, September 17

Holkham Sunday Stretch 10 miles (9am–1pm)

To book any of the walks, contact Anita Lusher at or text 07867791034.

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Cllr. Liz Withington, portfolio holder for Community, Leisure and Outreach, said: “This is the second North Norfolk Walking Festiva,l and I am pleased to see the event growing with activities for all ages and abilities. Festivals such as this are important in encouraging people to be active and connect with our wonderful North Norfolk landscapes.

“However, they not only benefit our health and well-being but also support our local economy by bringing new visitors to the area.”

Anita Lusher, North Norfolk Walking Festival, said: “I’m pleased that the North Norfolk Walking Festival is back for its second year. As a keen walker from an early age, my first memory of connecting with nature and recognising the seasonal changes was on rambles through Sheringham Woods with my mum.

“Fast forward 40 years and I now offer the same opportunity to my clients as structured fitness walks for all ages and fitness levels. Through North Norfolk Outdoor Fitness, I regularly introduce clients to unfamiliar trails that weave their way through the diverse North Norfolk landscape. An experience I’m offering to Festival walkers this September.”