Leisure in Norfolk

Leisure in Norfolk

The sports facilities on the Norwich Research Park are outstanding, including the recently built Sportspark on the UEA campus which hosts a competition size swimming pool, gym club, athletics track, climbing wall and facilities for a wide range of other sports.

The Whitlingham Country Park is only a mile from the City Centre but offers a number of activities at the Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre from sailing and sculling to off road biking. Unlikely though it might sound - it is home to a dry ski slope!

Norfolk and Suffolk attract thousands of visitors each summer. The county features the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Thetford Forest and there are a lot of possibilities for walking, cycling and horse riding in the countryside.

  • Hiking
  • Cromer
  • Sportspark

The coastline of Norfolk and Suffolk is renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty, miles of sandy beaches and sporting opportunities. All forms of watersports are catered for from sea fishing to windsurfing.

To the south is the picturesque coastal town of Southwold, with its Victorian seafront, and Aldeburgh, renowned for its annual summer music festival held at the Maltings of Snape.

The Norfolk Broads are among the most important wetlands in Europe and attract holidaymakers who come to navigate the intricate natural network of waterways formed by the Rivers Bure, Yare and Waveney and their tributaries.

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