Taverham Mill Walking & Relaxing

Whether you are walking to get fit, walking for relaxation or just looking for somewhere to while away an afternoon, when it comes to walking in Norfolk, Taverham Mill is hard to beat.

What is there to see?

Flowing through the reserve is the River Wensum, A Site of Special Scientific Interest and the life source of the reserve. Filled with an abundance of aquatic life, Taverham Mill is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including wading birds.

Walking through the reserve, you can take in the site’s breathtaking beauty as you explore the three trails and take in the grassland, woodland and wild flower meadow.

Can I bring my dog?

Absolutely, your four-legged friend is most welcome at the park. Please follow our dog code:

  • Lead by example - your dog must be on a lead at all times.
  • Share this space - please make sure your dog doesn't spoil other people's enjoyment
  • Keep our parks clean - bag and dispose of your dog's waste responsibly
  • No doggy paddling - Please keep dogs out of the water, blue green algae can develop in the margins and is harmful if ingested.  The water also provides sanctuary to an abundance of wildfowl, often nesting on the waters edge.

What facilities are there?

Plenty. At Taverham Mill you’ll find a visitor centre, toilets (including baby changing facilities) and a children’s play area.

Those visiting with pushchairs or wheelchairs will find trails offer good access with well-marked paths.

Is there much to keep the children occupied?

Where to begin! There is lots for children of all ages to do. Along with the play area, children can explore the reserve and even enjoy some pond-dipping. They can also check out our herd of Highland cattle and Scottish Blackface sheep.

We also offer a range of family-friendly activities throughout the year including Easter egg trails, Halloween haunts and bug hunts.

Where do I get a permit from?

You can buy a permit to walk the Taverham Mill nature trail from the Visitor Centre.