Holkham Beach Boardwalk and North Norfolk Railway

Two more additions to our portfolio! When we look at these, it takes us back to the days when we visited each place – such good memories of lazy days in the lovely Norfolk!

Holkham Beach, part of the Holkham National Nature Reserve, is a favourite place for us to visit when we stay in Norfolk. It is a tranquil place with a long stretch of golden sand to walk along in the peace and quiet. It has the added feature of the pine trees that line the dunes, planted by the 2nd Earl of Leicester in a bid to stabilise the dunes. In addition to the physical beauty of the area, there is a wealth of wildlife to be seen – at the time we went,  there were large areas of the beach cordoned off because of Little Terns nesting – it was so good to know that this area is a safe place for animals and birds to live and breed.

We spent a great deal of time in Sheringham Park, wandering in amongst the rhododendrons and will be going back as soon as we can. A highlight was watching the steam engines travelling between Sheringham and Holt. On the day we went to Weybourne station, the Dad’s Army Museum at Thetford had brought along a cast of characters to re-enact an episode of the sit-com filmed there in 1973. We had a lot of fun watching the antics of the actors and sharing in the fair that was laid on.

WOS141 Holkham Beach Boardwalk

WOS A6 Landscape

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