How Hill

Located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads National Park, the beautiful How Hill estate is home to a tearoom, nature trail, woodlands and gardens as well as the Norfolk Broads Study Centre. A fantastic place to learn more about the history and habitat of the region, How Hill makes an excellent destination for a day out.

To help you get the most out of your day at this impressive country estate, we’re taking a look at some of the best walking routes in the area.



There’s a great choice of walking routes available in How Hill and the surrounding area. If you want to stay within the estate itself, you can easily spend an hour or two, or even a day, exploring the nature trails that dot the estate. Perfect for kids and anyone interested in the region’s flora and fauna, these trails take you through the most beautiful parts of the estate.

If you prefer to venture further, leave your car in the How Hill car park and then follow the footpaths deeper into the estate. One of the routes takes you through the countryside towards Turf Fen Lane and then along the water’s edge, past the Turf Fen Drainage Museum to the banks of the River Ant. From there, you can cut back through the nature trail to the secret garden, the café and the end of your walk.



 Most of the paths and walkways at How Hill are flat and easy to navigate. This makes the estate a great destination for walkers of all ages. However, some of the routes can become muddy and not all are suitable for people with mobility problems.



There are a number of facilities on offer at How Hill. Visitors travelling by car will find plenty of spaces where they can park up for the day, while those arriving by boat can use the numerous free moorings that are dotted along the nearby River Ant. After exploring the estate on foot, pop into the welcoming tearoom and refuel with a well earned cup of tea and a generous slice of cake.


Points of interest

 How Hill is packed full of interesting things to see and do. As you walk around the grounds, you’ll come across a number of picturesque nature trails as well as a pretty Secret Garden to explore. The estate is also home to the Turf Fen Drainage Museum. This prominent windmill is a great place to find out about the evolution of the Broads and to discover how the landscape we see today was created.

If you’d like to find out more about traditional life in the region, visit Toad Hole Cottage. Once a marshman’s cottage, this tiny building is now a museum dedicated to nineteenth-century life on the Broads.


A great destination for a relaxing day out, How Hill has something for everyone. To find out more about walking routes and attractions in the local area, explore our site or get in touch with a member of our team.