There is nothing better than a hot drink when you need to warm up during a chilly winter stroll.

Whether you prefer a walk on the beach, a wooded area or a country park, it is always nice to know there is a coffee pit stop nearby.

Here are seven walking spots in Norfolk where you grab a drink on the go.

1. Gorleston seafront

You’ll be spoilt for choice if you decide to visit Gorleston’s seafront.

The mile-long promenade offers various pit stops where you can get any hot drink, ice cream or snack.

You can either visit Marina Bay café on the Lower Esplanade or further up, Jay Jays café is located at the bottom of the cliffs on Marine Parade.

Another option is the mobile coffee tuk tuk Barista Buoy which serves hot drinks and sweet treats at the top of the cliffs on Marine Parade car park.

2. Mousehold Heath

Eastern Daily Press: Lorraine Wood, who runs Woods Interiors and Woods Café Bar with her husband and sonLorraine Wood, who runs Woods Interiors and Woods Café Bar with her husband and son (Image: Newsquest)You can spend hours enjoying the delights of Mousehold Heath with many different areas for walkers to explore. 

There is even a heritage trail with 18 points of interest to visit.

Woods Coffee Bar in Roundtree Close is popular with dog walkers and the menu includes cooked breakfasts, sausage rolls, cakes and scones.

All the coffees are made with Lavazza coffee beans and hot chocolates and mochas are also available. 

3. Holkham beach

Eastern Daily Press: The Lookout in Holkham EstateThe Lookout in Holkham Estate (Image: Archant)

The beach at Holkham is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country and attracts thousands of walkers each year.

Sitting at the top of Lady Anne’s Drive, The Lookout serves your usual favourites such as filter coffee made with locally roasted beans, hot chocolate and speciality teas.

The Lookout offers indoor and outdoor seating or you can order drinks to takeaway. 

4. Blickling Estate

Eastern Daily Press: Blickling HallBlickling Hall (Image: The National Trust)Winter is the perfect time to wrap up warm, throw on some wellies and go for an invigorating walk and for many the Blicking Estate is the perfect spot.

You can grab a coffee before you start your walk or reward yourself at the end of your adventures at Blickling's Muddy Boots Cafe.

From bacon rolls and croissants to coffee and cakes, it offers a selection of light bites and tasty treats to enjoy both inside and out.

5. Waterloo Park

Eastern Daily Press: Waterloo Park's Pavillion Cafe, in Norwich, which is currently being operated by The FeedWaterloo Park's Pavillion Cafe, in Norwich, which is currently being operated by The Feed (Image: Archant)Norwich has plenty of parks to visit if your New Year's resolution is to increase your step count.

The Feed was awarded the contract to operate the Pavillion Café at Norwich's Grade II listed Waterloo Park, by Norwich City Council - which opened in November 2021

It is open seven days a week and serves full breakfasts and hot drinks to keep you warm on a cold day.

The café is located in the pavilion building in the centre of the park.

6. Whitlingham Country Park

Eastern Daily Press: Flint cafe at Whitlingham BroadFlint cafe at Whitlingham Broad (Image: Denise Bradley)

Whitlingham Country Park's historic Flint Barn has been converted into a café and is situated on the River Yare.

It offers an all-day menu starting with cooked breakfasts before offering a deli bar with freshly made sandwiches, baked potatoes and homemade cakes and scones.

But if all you're looking for is a coffee-to-go you can order hot drinks to take as you walk around this beautiful park.

7. Thetford Forest

Eastern Daily Press: The High Lodge cafe in Thetford ForestThe High Lodge cafe in Thetford Forest (Image: Newsquest)Just over the border, High Lodge has several walking routes to choose from with various lengths to suit all adventurers. 

After spending time stomping through the forest, you can enjoy a hot drink and some warm food at the High Lodge cafe.

It serves an array of locally sourced and homemade dishes and is open from 10am to 4pm during the winter.