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Where to Take the Dog in Norfolk: Potter Heigham

It can be difficult knowing where to take the dog in Norfolk, whether you’re local or on holiday with the pooch.  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 take the dog in Norfolk.

For a bite to eat, try the Falgate Inn in Potter Heigham. Moor nearby at the Broads Authority moorings and walk with the dog toward the pub. With fantastic service and delicious food as well as well-behaved dogs allowed inside, this is a lovely option for those after an evening of good food and relaxation in a traditional pub setting with the dog. A favourite amongst holidaymakers and locals alike, try this for your evening meal when looking where to take the dog in Norfolk.

A great place for walking – there is an easy 3.4-mile circular walk from Potter Heigham Bridge which runs along the bank of the River Thurne turning inland to Hickling Broad and then returning back to Potter Heigham Bridge. For the safety of the wildlife there are sections where dogs are required to be on leads. We should point out that no dogs are permitted at NWT Hickling Broad National Nature reserve.

Also try the Wind Energy Museum in the nearby Repps with Bastwick. Just a 20-minute walk west down the river from Potter Heigham Bridge, most of the museum is outdoors and the dogs will enjoy taking in the countryside and the displays of windmills. This is a great option for those with children, who can learn about the history of windmills and drainage mills and the historic importance of these in the Broads National Park. A fantastic choice when weighing up the options on where to take the dog in Norfolk.