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Norfolk for Activity Holidays

Water Sports of All Types, Walking, Horse Riding, Cycling, Golfing, Fishing

The Norfolk coast is a place to do as much or as little as you like. Try your hand at windsurfing, sailing,  kiting or go and see the seals.  Blakeney Point is one of the best places in the UK to watch and study seals. The seal colony is made up of Common and Grey Seals and numbers are around 500. However, trips to visit the seals also regularly leave from Hunstanton Promenade.

Horse riders enjoy getting out and about in Norfolk and they particularly like the beaches.  You will often see horse riders trotting along the labyrinth of country lanes that are prevalent here.  There are a number of well placed golf courses and there is even fishing here - both deep sea fishing and lake fishing.

The Norfolk coast is a great place to explore and a real haven for walking or cycling with its gentle undulating landscape.  See the crumbling flint cottages, intriguing shops and galleries and plenty of welcoming pubs and restaurants. Don’t forget that you can also go boating in key locations such as The Norfolk Broads as well.

Cycling using the Sustrans National Cycle Network makes cycling enjoyable and safe here.  This simple cycling network passes through Norfolk with large stretches of the network being free from traffic.  The cycle network incorporates old railway paths, forest tracks, country parks and bridleways, and the rest uses quiet minor roads and traffic-calmed streets in towns and cities. The quieter paths, including the Marriott's Way, are a great place for children and new cyclists to practice their cycling skills and many are just the right length for a day’s ride.   A full range of cycling routes have been developed by the East of England. Check out the five Cycling Discovery Maps for Norfolk (routes 13 to 17).

Internationally reknowned attractions located in Norfolk include Sandringham (Norfolk home of HM The Queen), Norfolk Lavender (home of the National Lavender Collection), the many coastal bird reserves, the Norfolk Sunset Coast and the Norfolk seaside.  The stunning coastline is reason enough to visit this glorious county.
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