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This Plus That Equals…. My Favourite Norfolk Walks

This plus that equals…. My Favourite Norfolk Walks

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is a list of my favourite walks in Norfolk. We’re off to Lincoln for a long weekend, when husb asked what I wanted to do, I literally had no clue other than to get out for some good, long, at a decent pace, walks. It can be hard to do with a toddler sometimes.

So I’d been looking for some walking inspiration in and around Lincoln and it got me thinking of my favourite places to walk at home in sunny Norfolk, especially now we have L.

Exploring the woods
Exploring the woods

Tyrrels Wood

Just off the A140 out near Long Stratton, Tyrrels Wood is a gem we happened across just by accident. Hidden away just off a little country lane there is a little car park and some very nice walking.

There are longer trails you can follow starting from the woods but we tend to stay inside the wood itself following the maze of paths, bridges and raised walkways until L gets tired or we find the car again.

Plus it’s really close to Goodies Farm Shop where you can stop for a drink and a cake if you want.

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Sheringham Park

Sheringham Park has been on my list of favourite places to visit for nearly as long as I can remember.

With miles and miles of walks there’s enough to keep you occupied for a whole day and to come back wanting more. n the spring the rhododendrons make a fabulous display. But it is honestly beautiful any time of the year. Just thinking about a walk there makes me feel happy and content.

You might even get to see the Steam train on the Sheringham to Holt Poppy Line. That’s a treat. Along with some cracking views out to sea, there’s nothing not to love.

Holkham Gap / Wells Next To The Sea
If the tide is out you’ll have to walk miles to get to the sea, but don’t get caught out on the sandbank when the tide changes

Wells to Holkham Gap

Walk there through the beach and then back through the pine trees, or vice versa depending on which way the wind is blowing. You don’t want to be sand blasted after all.

For me this walk is best from Autumn, over Winter and into early Spring. When the beach is near deserted. You get to wrap up warm, really blow the cobwebs out and then you can treat yourself to a hot chocolate at the cafe the Wells end of the walk.

We haven’t managed the full length of the walk for quite some time now, as it is just too much for L. But it doesn’t matter as you can cut it short and head back at so many points you can make it just the right length for you.

Me and one of the statues at Holt Country Park
Me and one of the statues at Holt Country Park

Holt Country Park

This was a new one for us. Husb and had a lovely walk at Walk recently and loved it. But I must admit we spent a lot of the walk commenting on how perfect it would be for L.

With good facilities and an awesome play area. The variety of short to longer walks are perfect for little legs and with lots of carvings and sculptures dotted about it is really fun to hunt things out.

I can’t believe we didn’t happen upon this one sooner, but now we’ve found it we’ll be heading back.

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Redgrave and Lopham Fen

OK this one might be just into Suffolk. I’m not sure. Perfect for a day out nature spotting, Redgrave and Lopham Fen has a variety of length walks you can do.

There are laminated cards for each walk that you can borrow, guiding you round the correct path and noting down points of interest. There are several really peaceful and surprisingly varied walks to do. There are long walks for when we get a moment to ourselves and shorter walks that L loves.

L likes to be map reader and really enjoyed the constant array of bugs, butterflies and birds. Plus he leaves with pockets full of snail shells, so that’s always worthwhile in his books.

If you’re local, what walks would you add to my list? Has anyone got and good suggestions for near Lincoln?

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7 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. My Favourite Norfolk Walks”

  1. I live just down the road from Tyrrels wood and have also walked in Redgrave and Lopham Fen- Another couple of walks in South Norfolk are Smock Mill, an other woodland walk with a little river in it and Knettishall Heath which is a mixture of Heath,woodland and river !

  2. Sheringham Park sounds lovely, especially in the Spring. I love the sound of the hot chocolate at Wells. #fortheloveofBLOG

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