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Holkham beach – Park on Lady Anne’s Drive (charges apply) and walk out westwards on the beach, then return along the dunes and track. Good for blackberrying in the autumn too. Or go east towards Wells. You could go further, along the harbour wall into Wells, get a coffee and take the bus back to Holkham village.


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 and 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 beach or further to Wells and get the bus back.

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. We always used to hear cuckoos here in the spring.

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 a large area of heath and woodland and is usually quiet.

Local buses 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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