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by Jay Johnson (subscribe)
Living, working and writing in the rainy city of Manchester.
Published February 12th 2017
Explore the English Countryside in Norfolk
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The Fens is a beautiful area in Norfolk to explore


Every walker hopes for a piece of unspoilt land to explore, somewhere with endless beauty and space. There is nothing better than finding a picturesque location to go on an adventure. You don't have to look much further than The Fens in Norfolk. The countryside is the perfect place for walkers and The Fens provides a location that is every walker's dream, the great outdoors is easily accessible from villages and towns nearby. You can walk by The Great River Ouse for miles and easily navigate the flat terrain.

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The view is breathtaking


The Fens which is also known as the Fenlands is an amazing expanse of land in Eastern England. From Downham Market it is possible to walk all the way to Kings Lynn or Cambridge depending on which route you take. The route is mostly flat making it perfect for walkers and cyclists. The Fens are also a great path for horse riders as it is away from traffic and easily accessible.

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The flat terrain is perfect for walking whilst enjoying the view


The fact that you can see some of the most breathtaking views is the reason everyone should visit. You can feel like you are at the edge of the world, away from everything, alone yet surrounded by beauty. Bird lovers will love the chance to see herons, ducks, sparrows and you may even glimpse an owl. This is a wildlife lover's dream location.

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See where these beautiful animals live


Relaxing holidays in the countryside are perfect for unwinding and having a break from busy lives. To have an outdoors holidays exploring the fens you can stay in Kings Lynn, Downham Market or Cambridge, at all locations there is a range of hotels and B&Bs to choose from.

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See all the wonders of the countryside


Make time to visit this beautiful, unspoilt piece of land soon. Explore by day or see a sunset by the calming waters. It will be the best thing you do!

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Catch a sunset by the Fens
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Why? To explore the English Countryside- perfect for walkers, cyclists and horse riders
When: Public access all year
Where: W Head Road, Kings Lynn, PE34 3PQ
Cost: Free
Your Comment
You got me at 'Cambridge'... May be one day I will be back and will have time to walk this walk.
Good luck
by Svetlana Tishchenko (score: 1|69) 579 days ago
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