The Broads might be famous for its boating but it also offers a wealth of fun for landlubbers or just those who want to stretch their sea legs and explore its idyllic landscape. Small settlements, medieval brick bridges and historic mills dot the Norfolk and Suffolk skyline, providing spectacular views for those navigating the many walking and cycling trails.

Enjoy the Broads by bike

Cycling in the Waveney Valley
Cycling in the Waveney Valley

Why not saddle up and explore the Broads by bike? It’s the healthiest and most environmentally-friendly way to enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

With miles of peaceful country lanes winding through gently a undulating landscape, the Broads are the ideal location for cyclists of all levels. So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or an enthusiastic beginner, pedal away from the hustle and bustle of city cycling and remind yourself why you love life on two wheels.

Read more about cycling and what to take with you or check out our walking and cycling listings

Exploring the Broads on foot

Walking footpath sign
Weaver's Way

Fresh air in your lungs; soft fen underfoot; wide, watery expanses beyond. What could be better than a walk through the Broads? With so many managed paths to follow, in just a short while you could find yourself on a blowy sand dune, in sun-dappled woodland or feeling a welcome, cool breeze as it rushes through the reeds.

Stop and stand to watch a robin on a waymarker, crane your neck to see the majestic wingspan of a heron overhead or take time to enjoy a swallowtail fluttering in the meadow flowers. Experience close-up the natural partnerships that have shaped this beautiful area but at the kind of pace that allows you to see and feel the detail.

Read more about walking and what to take with you or check out our walking and cycling listings

Escape for a day

Girl feeding a goat at Wroxham Barns
The Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns

Whether you’re looking for peaceful waterways, beautiful countryside, bustling towns, thrilling theme park, charming coastline or even combining your national park stay with a city break, the Broads has something for you. But why choose? The best thing about the Broads is the sheer variety of wonderful places you can go and exciting things to do while you’re here.

Read more about days out, attractions and the nearby coast and  or check out our days out listings and attractions listings