Updated: Feb 22
If your looking for stunning locations and beautiful walks in Norfolk then look no further. I am writing a series of blogs where I share some of my favourite locations.
I’m a Norfolk based children’s and family’s photographer, who loves nothing more than to get outdoors with my camera in my spare time. We are blessed to live in Norfolk as there are beautiful places to visit on our doorstep, which are close to Norwich and Great Yarmouth.
Before opening Gemerations Photography to specialise in maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photography, my photography journey started with landscape and nature photography and this continues to be a passion. I am always looking for new outdoor places to visit with my camera.
The main thing I have learnt from our lockdown experiences this year is the importance of regularly getting outside in nature because of the positive impact it has on my own mental health and wellbeing.
In October, I visited How Hill, despite this only being under 30 minutes from the Gemerations Photography Studio, I have not vistied since a school trip (and that was a good few years ago)! Me and my Husband arrived on a weekday at 9.30am, for the first hour, we had this amazing space to ourselves.
We started off with the House Gardens and we were not disappointed. The garden was alive with the colours and vibrancy of autumn. The House itself is a stunning piece of architecture to behold.
Next was the woodland trail, we saw lots of wildlife including an abundance of squirrels, and we had magical moment when a young stoat ran out on the path in front of us. This woodland would be perfect for children, with lots of natural things to collect for a nature treasure hun and lots of materials for den building.
At the end of the woodland, we came to the Secret Garden, which was my favourite part of the trip. The autumnal colours here where truly stunning. This would make a wonderful spot for children to play hide and seek, with lots of long and twisty paths.
We then headed down to the river’s edge and stopped for ice cream, Ronaldo’s of course. We enjoyed watching the birds on the bird table including a Marsh Tit, Robin, Great Ti and Nuthatch. The last part of our visit was a walk to see the disused windmills on the Broads. Over 3 hours later we returned to the car feeling fully refreshed.
I fully recommend a visit to How Hill in Norfolk, if you want a wonderful walk in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. You can find out more about what How Hill has to offer here:
For more inspiration on other beautiful locations to visit near How Hill in Norfolk, head to
Visit The Broads
I hope this blog has given you a new idea of somewhere to visit or to encourage you to revisit if you have been before. I am always looking for new places to visit, so I would love for you to share your favourite outdoors Norfolk locations with me below.
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Written by G.Hampton 20/11/2020
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