Norfolk Attractions

There are many walks from the property including a walk to Felbrigg Hall, a National Trust property, via Weavers Way. Weavers Way is a long distant walk that runs from Great Yarmouth to Cromer. On joining the Way, take the path north to Felbrigg, an extensive estate with a Tudor mansion at its centre. If you feel particularly energetic continue on through Felbrigg, past Amazon Zoo to Cromer and the sea. There are also shorter walks to be enjoyed from the property, including the quiet lanes of Fairy Lane and Hellgate Lane.

Seeing the Norfolk Countryside
The lanes that run through the undulating Norfolk countryside are ideal for cycling. The cycle coastal route, Route 30 runs along Cromer Road at the head of the drive. Starting in Great Yarmouth, it connects to Route 1 and follows the coast westward to Kings Lynn. Sheringham is less than 4 miles away; and can be reached by a signed cycle route from Gresham village church; this follows the lanes via Pretty Corner down to the coast. Cromer is likewise less than 4 miles distant and can be reached by Route 30 via Felbrigg Hall. Cycles can be stored undercover at the property, in the cart shed. This is also the favourite roost of the barn owls during the winter months, and sheet covers are provided to protect the cycles from owl pellets and droppings.

Seaside towns and The North Norfolk Coast
Sheringham is a short drive with its sandy beaches, and provides the main station for the Poppy Line steam railway. Other attractions include the ‘Splash’ indoor leisure centre, the local market, the Little Theatre and traditional shops. A little out of town is Sheringham Park, which in April / May becomes a riot of colour with woodland blue bells competing with the spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas. The Georgian town of Holt is about 7 miles way, most famous for its 16th Century private school – Gresham School, boutique shops, artist studios, restaurants and the department store – Bakers and Larners.

The seaside town of Cromer is also near, albeit in the opposite direction, with pier, theatre, cinema, promenade and cafés. There is also a delightful walk from Cromer to Overstrand. Take the beach route and have lunch at the Overstrand café on the cliff top overlooking the sea, before returning to Cromer along the cliff-top path past the Royal Cromer golf club.

Further afield, drive along the coast to the bird reserves at Morston and Cley Next the Sea, and take a boat trip to view the seals at Blakeney Point. And walk across the miles of beach from Wells-Next-the-Sea to Holkham; described in the Times as ‘Four miles of white-gold sand, with shells to collect and pine woods to explore’. Although Holkham’s real claim to fame arose from actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s walk across its sands at low tide during the closing scenes of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’.