On the Move Outdoors
On The Move Outdoors brings you a series of accessible walks, trails and routes around Norfolk which can be enjoyed by everyone.
Through On The Move Outdoors, the DRAGONs (Disability Real Action Group Of Norfolk), will be visiting walking trails, routes and parks around Norfolk.
They will be assessing the routes for accessibility, and looking at facilities such as parking and toilets to find out how easy they are for people with disabilities to walk.
Our aim is to bring you accessible, disability friendly walks across Norfolk, so everyone can get moving.
Getting out and about in nature is a great way of remaining physically active and keeping in touch with your mental health, and should be available to everyone.
Being active outdoors is particularly important as we face uncertain times coming out of the pandemic.
We will continue to update the walks regularly to provide you with new places to explore around our beautiful county.
How to use the maps
Each walk is assessed for accessibility, but also for other enjoyable perks, and points of interest. It’s all very well visiting a beautiful park, but can you enjoy a nice cup of tea at the end?
The On The Move Outdoors walks will bring you real opinions and points of interest so you can decide whether the walk is right for you.
A note about safety
When walking, remember to always ensure you’re safe and prepared. Here are our top tips for staying safe when venturing out to explore new places:
- Wear suitable clothing
- Carry something to eat and to drink
- Only start a walk you know you can complete
- Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back – or travel with a friend!
- Change your route if you feel unsafe
- Take a mobile phone, a personal alarm, or a GPS tracking tool (Buddi)
- Check the weather forecast
- Always use pavements when you can
- Only cross at safe places
- If walking where there is no pavement, walk facing oncoming traffic so you can see what’s coming
- Carry some blister plasters
- Don’t wear headphones
- Don’t go to a place without knowing something about what the walk will be like (livestock, water, woods)
- Also always remember: CLAPS
Walks in Norwich
There are plenty of gems hidden in and around central Norfolk to discover. Our walks include parks such as Eaton Park, but also trails such as Mousehold Heath. You can download the DRAGON guides below, and use them as a guide when deciding on your next adventures!
Remember, we’re constantly adding to our list of walks, so check back regularly to see if a new walk has appeared, and if you have any suggestions on where we should go next, let us know.
Walks in North Norfolk
The DRAGONs have travelled from Sheringham, to Cromer, and various surrounding areas to test out some walks in North Norfolk. There are also some less known walks coming up that might surprise you!
When visiting Pretty Corner Woods, why not use this guide produced by Woodland Trust to see what local wildlife you can spot?
Walks in East Norfolk
Travelling between Brundall and Yarmouth, all the way along the east coast of Norfolk, the DRAGONs will be sharing future hidden gems from the east of Norfolk. These could be little woods or walking trails across open fields.
Walks in South Norfolk
There are plenty of walks to be found in south Norfolk, and the DRAGONs intend to explore them! We will be updating this section in the coming months so keep checking back.
Walks in West Norfolk
Visit the West Norfolk district, packed with both well-known and hidden gems nestled across the region!
Suggest our next walk!
Can’t find a walk near you? Let us know and we’ll look into exploring your local area! In the meantime, check out these Access Tested Walks from Norfolk County Council or these accessible walks from the Norfolk Coast Partnership.
We want to find all the accessible walks in Norfolk and share them with everyone. Whether it’s a beach walk, or a hidden countryside forest which you’d like the DRAGONs to assess, we’d love to hear about it.
Get in touch below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Disability & Inclusion Development Officer
Ellen has been working with local disability organisations across Norfolk since 2010 to increase the quality and amount of physical activity opportunities for disabled people and their families and carers.