As a rural county, we can all enjoy the benefits of the open countryside on our doorsteps. With abundant habitats and wildlife, we have a rich biodiversity and benefit from a beautiful, dynamic coastline.

However, whilst many residents are well aware of the benefits of living here, the district has its challenges, particularly balancing the need to protect our fragile ecosystems and coastline whilst benefiting economically from the thousands of visitors who choose to visit every year.

Coastal information

Find out more about the North Norfolk coast

Coastal Protection

Buying and selling a property on the coast

Report a coastal issue

Report a stranded whale or dolphin

Countryside, trees and hedges

Tree and hedges

Find out how to apply to work on a tree or hedge with guidance on preserving and protecting trees and hedges and how to complain about a high hedge.

Find out about biodiversity 

Footpaths and permissive paths

Norfolk Trails walking, cycling and horseriding - Norfolk County Council

Public Rights of Way

Public Rights of Way walking and cycling - Norfolk County Council