The riverside paths, marshes, woodlands and even the waterways of the Broads National Park offer a fantastic playground for you and your four-legged friend to explore. We're very dog-friendly here and many self-catering properties and holiday boats welcome dogs, as do many visitor attractions, pubs and eating venues.
There are over 190 miles (300km) of footpaths just waiting to be explored, with circular walks from many villages and moorings. Several long-distance routes run through the area – the Wherryman's Way, Angles Way and Weavers’ Way. There's also the Norfolk Coast Path, taking in Horsey and Winterton, and the first part of the Three Rivers Way walking and cycling route, between Hoveton and Horning.
Two outstanding historical sites in the Broads are happy to welcome dogs. Burgh Castle, overlooking Breydon Water where the rivers Yare and Waveney meet, is the remains of a third-century Roman fort. It’s a lovely place for a walk as well as somewhere to absorb the history of the Broads and to enjoy one of the best views in the national park. Please keep dogs on a lead along the boardwalk so they are not tempted to jump into the reedbeds, where birds such as the rare marsh harrier nest between March and July. On the River Bure, and near the rivers Ant and Thurne too, you’ll find the ruins of St Benet’s Abbey. There are also lovely walks to the abbey from the village of Ludham and from Ludham Bridge.
We want the Broads to be enjoyed by everyone whether you're a dog-lover or not, so here are a few things worth remembering if you plan to visit with your four-legged friend: