Norfolk is a mostly rural county found in East Anglia in England, perhaps most well known for its waterways, of which it has seven rivers and 63 broads. ‘The Norfolk Broads’ are the most famous which include over 120 miles of navigable stretches of water. It is these waterways which help draw thousands of visitors every year, along with Norfolk’s fine sandy beaches, unique forests and gently rolling countryside.
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Norfolk Punt ClubBarton Turf Staithe, Norwich, NR12 8AZ
Norfolk Punt Club is situated near the Ant Broads and Marshes National Nature Reserve in Barton Turf, Norwich.
The club provides sessions for beginner sailors to learn the basics of sailing as well as a variety of RYA sail training courses for adults and children of all different abilities.
Equipment and instruction are provided by the club. Other facilities include car parking, changing rooms, showers, toilets and a BBQ area. Tea, coffee and snacks are also available.
Our favourite activities in Norfolk
Sailing is not just for the elite, many providers offer skippered trips as well as training for beginners so you can explore the waters and coastlines of the UK (or wherever the wind takes you).
Suitable for all ages, surfing is an accessible activity for all ages and with miles and miles of coastline to explore in the UK you’re never too far from the surf.
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.
Whether racing downhill, riding a single track or cross-country, there are few better ways to explore the UK countryside than by mountain bike and few better ways to get seriously muddy in the process.
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