A lovely walk to Happisburgh – along the sea wall to Walcott, picking up through the coastline village and then across the cliff top via the newly signed posted Norfolk coastal path – wonderful views of the lighthouse both ways. Just past Happisburgh is Cart Gap with the great Smallsticks café, or stop off at the pub in Happisburgh, very dog friendly and great beers !
A bonus during our walk back, can’t guarantee this though, a beautiful kingfisher playing with the seabirds on the sea wall at Walcott !!
Just over an hour’s drive from Seascape, Holkham Hall and estate is an absolute must for a wonderful day out, whatever the season.
The privately owned Holkham Hall is occupied as a family home by Viscount Coke and his young family – the Coke family having lived at Holkham continuously since the 1750s.
The lake with church in background
The estate has much to offer for the visitor, the Hall, gardens, deer park and lake. You can hire cycles at the estate – a great way to explore.
There are regular open air concerts during the summer and classical concerts in the beautiful Marble Hall. Maybe spend a lazy Sunday afternoon watching the cricket? – there could not be a better backdrop to the pitch.
Take a picnic to enjoy in the grounds or visit The Victoria pub which stands at the entrance to the estate, a very classy establishment that serves breakfast to non residents, coffees, lunch and dinner with a lovely courtyard garden.
The famous Holkham beach is a short walk through the pineforest – one of the most stunning and unspoilt beaches in the country – Gwyneth Paltrow walked across Holkham beach at low tide during the closing scenes of “Shakespeare in Love”…..
Holkham beach has just been voted “Best Beach in the UK” in a survey of travel writers.
Saturday 26 October – Opportunity for a walk around the “quiet lanes” of Edinthorpe/Paston today. The Quiet Lane scheme aims to make minor rural links better for road users , including walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The idea is to encourage road users to adopt a “share with care” philosophy when using routes signed as Quiet Lanes. It works !!! and makes for far nicer walking and cycling. There is quite a network around and about Seascape, perfect for taking the kids out on their bikes with very little cars to worry about.
On the way back picked up essential supplies of “Nick’s Sausages” on sale at the Bacton Superstore. Nick’s pigs are local Bacton residents, free range and very happy… Reflected in the quality of the sausages. Highly recommended for the essential fry up eaten on the deck of Seascape!!!