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Where to Go with the Dog in Norfolk: Acle

It can be difficult knowing where to go with the dog in Norfolk. Locals and holidaymakers alike can often struggle, and it’s a shame that some dogs don’t get to experience the beauty of the Broads and the pubs and attractions within! With over 70 years’ experience helping visitors enjoy the Broads, and with our fleet of over 300 boats, including lots of pet friendly cruisers, we know a thing or two about where to go with the dog in Norfolk.

A popular favourite with holidaymakers is the Bridge Inn at Acle. With lots of moorings, both outside of the pub and near the bridge, there’s plenty of room for everyone. Dogs are welcome inside, so you can enjoy the warm and relaxing family atmosphere alongside the dog, who may decide to doze off whilst you enjoy some delicious pub fare! There are also brilliant facilities outside for all of the family if al fresco dining is more your taste. Where ‘children, dogs, and muddy boots’ are welcome, this is a great place to recharge if you’re planning on getting stuck in on your boating holiday.

Acle is home to the North Burlingham Woodland Walks, a gentle walk through the landscapes of old and new woodland areas and farmland. Having been developed since the 1990s by the Norfolk County Council, there are a variety of walks to suit all abilities and all lengths of dog legs! From 1 mile upwards, the walks also include a sculpture trail, sundials, and art projects by the local high school. Fantastic for exercise when looking where to go with the dog in Norfolk.

Nearby in Fairhaven is the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens where dogs are welcome for the humble price of 25p. With 130 acres of cultivated, wild and natural plantings, this is a great option for nature enthusiasts looking where to go with the dog in Norfolk. Great for adults, children and dogs alike, grab a bite to eat in the Kingfisher tearoom, explore the plant shop, and take in the beautiful Broads! Dogs need to be on leads, and the site provides a poop scoop so you can keep the area looking as beautiful as you found it!