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Holkham beach – Park on Lady Anne’s Drive and walk out westwards on the beach, back along the dunes and track. Good for blackberrying in the autumn too; or go east towards Wells, there are lots of fungi among the trees here in autumn and if you go far enough you reach the lovely beach huts at Wells.


Brancaster beach – There’s a car park quite close to the beach here, but keep an eye on the tide times as the access road can get flooded. Walking along the beach to the west takes you to a creek where seals lurk to catch fish on an incoming tide.


Burnham Overy Staithe – Park by the quay and walk out along the embankment, past the marshes to the beach (about a mile), then take a circular tour to the west around Gun Hill; or once you get to the beach you can walk east to Holkham or further to Wells and get the bus back in the summer.

Burnham Norton – park at a pull-in at the east end of Marsh Lane for a short and sometimes muddy circular walk along a field track and then back along an embankment through the  marsh. Not well known by tourists.

Wild Ken Hill is running a project to return 1500 acres of Norfolk land back to nature letting it become wild. They have introduced beavers, pigs, cattle and native ponies.


Dersingham Bog has heath and woodland and is usually quiet.

The Coasthopper bus can get you back to your car after walking along the coastal path. There are services operating east and west of Wells.

Coasthopper 1 Wells–Cromer

Lynx Coastliner 36 Wells–King’s Lynn


The maps and walking guides in the cottage will tell you more.

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