On this "Blue Monday", we thought we'd give you the inspiration you need to get those walking boots on and go and experience the fresh air and beautiful sights of East Anglia. We know, it's cold outside and today, of all days, is for comfort eating and blankets. However, here's a guide from the National Trust on the best winter walks in Norfolk and Suffolk for when you've regained your energy.
Blakeney Freshes, Norfolk
This walk through Blakeney village and around Blakeney Freshes is fantastic for spotting wildlife, especially birds. Keep an eye out for them on the grazing marshes and reed beds. The moderate walk means all the family can enjoy the fun.
Coastal views are central to landscape gardener Humphry Reptons 1812 design, with the winter light often showing them off at their best at this time of year. Climb to the top of the gazebo tower perched on the top of the oak wood hill for a panoramic view of the North Norfolk coastline
Dunwich Heath is a rare and precious habitat, home to special species such as Dartford warbler, nightjar, woodlark and ant-lion. This walk takes you around the perimeter of the heath, and afterwards you can cosy up by the log burner in the Old Coastguard Cottages tea room.
Nothing beats a crisp winter walk when you’re wrapped up warm against the chilly air. Along this varied circular walking trail at Felbrigg you’ll pass historic buildings dating back to the 1700s, notable trees, a hidden lake and an imaginatively planted arrangement of beech trees.
There's more beautiful wintery walks to see on the National Trust website, as well as breathtaking images and guides for even more things to do in the East. With a holiday home in Suffolk, right on the Broads, you could sample the sights of East Anglia whenever you wanted, it'd be right on your doorstep.