As summer changes into autumnal days and longer nights, it is time to kick your way through a path of golden leaves. 

We asked readers where their favourite autumnal routes were for walks in Norfolk.

1. Overstrand to Cromer

The Overstand to Cromer coastal walk is a popular one for many, whatever the season.

You can walk along the cliff in one direction and along the beach in the other, so the whole route talks in different sights.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Cromer BeachCromer Beach (Image: Denise Bradley)

There are perfect spots for lunch or a piece of cake at either end, so it does not matter which direction you do it in.

2. Blakeney Point

You can take a leisurely stroll along Blakeney Point’s four mile-long shingle spit to the sand dunes near the Lifeboat House, home to a variety of unusual plants and wildlife.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Blakeney PointBlakeney Point (Image: Mike Page)

Head over to the National Trust site for a step-by-step route to follow on your way.

From the boardwalk, you get elevated views of the seal pup colony and surrounding dunes during the mating and pupping season which is between late October and January.

READ MORE: Get free access to National Trust places in Norfolk

3. Mousehold Heath

This city heathland turns a dense rainbow of oranges, reds and browns come autumn.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Mousehold Heath in NorwichMousehold Heath in Norwich (Image: Newsquest)

It is a beautiful site as you walk through trees and heather, before heading up to the viewing point to see across the city.

You can walk for hours through Mousehold Heath, taking all sorts of paths and meanders.

READ MORE: Ordnance Survey's five toughest Norfolk walks

4. St Benet's Abbey

Great Yarmouth Mercury: St Benet's Abbey in late SeptemberSt Benet's Abbey in late September (Image: Newsquest)

The 10th century ruin is surrounded by marshland which is home to herons and marsh harriers.

A vista spreads out in front of you for miles of reeds and waterways, which will turn a beautiful brown colour as summer turns to autumn.

Find a long or short route to suit you - but you may find you don't want to leave as it is far too peaceful.

5. Sheringham Park

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Autumn in Sheringham Park. 

Featuring sea views, a rolling parkland and a temple, take a stroll down past the Second World War pillboxes to the coastal cliffs and beach and maybe you'll spot skylarks and sand martins.

Unfortunately, the nationally important collection of rhododendrons won't be in flower, but the park is just as striking in autumn as the colours change.

6. Blickling Park

Next to the Jacobean hall, Blickling has over 4,000 acres to explore with a walk and picnic, with a lake, park, wood and farm.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Autumnal colours as the trees begin to turn at the Blickling EstateAutumnal colours as the trees begin to turn at the Blickling Estate (Image: Denise Bradley)

There are also a number of marked trails taking visitors through all areas of the park, each with spots to stop.

READ MORE: What is the Blickling Mausoleum at Blickling Estate?

7. Eaton Park

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Eaton ParkEaton Park (Image: Julie Dwyer)

Eaton Park is the quintessential city park. Stroll through the park as people play ball games, cycle, run, play tennis, and more.

Enjoy the pond, skatepark and boating lake, and stop at the cafe for a bite to eat or a coffee to go, and there are toilets on site.