Norfolk Easy Ambles – Dementia Walk Maps
A dementia walk is a route, trail or area that has been tested to check it is dementia-friendly. These walks are tested with a strict checklist to assess their suitability for those with dementia, and also their carers.
This page contains the existing dementia walks. However, if you’re looking to map your own walk, that’s great news! To find this section, click here.
The Norfolk Easy Ambles Series is a suite of nine Norfolk dementia-friendly walking routes. They support people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy walking.
These walks give people living with dementia and their carers a chance to walk, talk, and connect. They also allow people with dementia to get active, without fear of unsuitable routes or getting lost or confused.
Each walk contains a large map. These are easy to follow. They also have a key which highlights where toilets and benches are. Disabled parking and refreshments stops are also shown.
In addition, each walk highlights points of historical interest and sensory prompts. These features are also designed to be talking points, which can help to bring up memories.
These leaflets can be downloaded for free below. You can also order printed copies of the leaflets from the Health Information Leaflet Service.
Brancaster Easy Amble
Brancaster is in the district of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. This circular walk takes in a meadow trail and fen trail, within the beautiful RSPB Titchwell Marsh.
Cromer Easy Amble
Cromer is on the North Norfolk coast. This circular walk is approximately 1.1km along Cromer Esplanade, giving you the opportunity to take in the famous Cromer Pier, seafront and gardens.
Gorleston Easy Amble
Gorleston is located south of Great Yarmouth, along the east coast. This out and back walk is approximately 1.33km along the Gorleston promenade.
Great Yarmouth Easy Amble
Great Yarmouth is on the east coast of Norfolk. This round walk is approximately 1.14km along the Waterways. This gives you the opportunity to take in the sea and the beach, as well as the Venetian Waterways and the boating lake.
Heacham Easy Amble
Heacham is a large village in West Norfolk. This circular walk is approximately 0.75km along the Norfolk Lavender gardens and surrounding areas. This then gives you a chance to experience the abundance of smells and sights.
Hunstanton Easy Amble
Hunstanton is a seaside town in West Norfolk. This circular walk is approximately 1.25km along Hunstanton promenade, giving you the opportunity to take in the sea and beach, wide open green areas, and a war memorial.
North Walsham Easy Amble
North Walsham is a large and picturesque village in North Norfolk. This out and back walk is approximately 0.72km through North Walsham Memorial Park, giving you the opportunity to take in the play parks, wide open green areas and a war memorial.
Sheringham Easy Amble
Sheringham is a coastal North Norfolk village. This out and back walk is approximately 1.16km along Sheringham promenade.
Snettisham Easy Amble
Snettisham is a picturesque village near the west coast of Norfolk, in the district of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. This out and back walk is approximately 0.92km along a pathway of the quiet village of Snettisham, however it is very scenic.
About the Norfolk Easy Ambles
The Norfolk Easy Ambles programme was funded by SAIL, a partnership project between Active Norfolk and Norfolk County Council’s Environment Team with support from Public Health.
The project aims to stimulate active ageing, longer independent living, and less dependence on traditional health and social care services.