Only a short stroll away is the historic Peddars Way, which follows the line of a Roman road, built during Rome’s battle against the rebellious Iceni tribe led by the legendary Queen Boadicea. It is an enjoyable mix of country lanes, footpaths and tracks through a varied landscape of open heath and meres, woodland, rich farmland divided by flower-filled hedgerows and pretty flint and carrstone villages. More information can be found here.
Norwich, the historical cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, lies about 35 miles to the southeast and King’s Lynn is about 13 miles away. There is a mainline railway station at King’s Lynn with a fastest journey time to London King’s Cross of 1 hour 34 minutes. The growing commercial centre of Cambridge is about 50 miles to the southwest. London is about 107 miles.
The attractive market town of Fakenham is about ten miles and Holt, renowned as the home of Gresham school, is about 20 miles. Sandringham and the North Norfolk Coast, most of which is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are within easy striking distance and there is excellent sailing along much of this coast, as well as bird watching from the creaks and the marshes. The coastal village of Brancaster (17 miles) and Holkham are particularly noted.
There is a large colony of seals at Blakeney Point, made up of Common and Grey seals. We prefer to see a slightly smaller colony at Brancaster beach, walking left along the beautiful sandy shore. We find these relaxed and inquisitive.There is also a half-buried shipwreck at Brancaster. The wreck is the remains of the SS Vina which was used by the RAF for target practice before the Normandy landing prior to it accidentally sinking in 1944. She was anchored further out to sea, but on the fateful date, she dragged her anchor in towards land and became stranded on one of the many sandbanks around this area. Great for pirate hunters!
The Royal West Norfolk, at Brancaster, is not the only golf course in the area. The beautiful varied landscape and glorious weather make it ideal for golf.