Roman Camp Caravan Park, West Runton, north Norfolk

Along the Norfolk coast, westwards

After Sheringham your reach Weybourne. Here a left turn will take you to Kelling Heath or the Poppy Line station. Follow the signposts. Keeping to the A149 the Muckleburgh collection will be seen on your right.

At Kelling a road to the 45deg left will take you over Salthouse Heath. Keeping to the A149 will take you to Salthouse village with its large church on your left. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s observatory on your left just prior to arriving at Cley-next-the-Sea. The windmill and church at Cley are well photographed and the narrow road through the village can be a challenge to your driving skills!

Blakeney is the next village, its church on your left as you approach the village. Find out why it has two towers. Roads to your right lead to the Quay at Blakeney and NT car park. A good variety of shops and eating establishments abound. From the car park a walk along the wall leads to Blakeney point with its bird life and seals. Further along the A149 Morston is the centre for trips by sea to sea the seals and Blakeney Point from the sea.

Binham Priory can be reached from from a road to the left just before Blakeney - well worth a detour.

Continuing from Morston, the next town is Wells-next-the-Sea, well worth stopping to explore. The quay still retains its old harbour feel and a drive to the dunes car park is well worth it.

Onwards along the A149 from Wells is “The Burnhams” a group of villages, Lord Nelson’s area. Brancaster, Holme and Hunstanton. See further west.

A left turn at Wells leads to Walsingham, ‘a village for discovery throughout the year’. The village has many timber framed buildings and Georgian facades. To be seen here are, Walsingham Abbey Grounds, the Shire Hall Museum, the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, the Slipper Chapel, the Methodist Chapel and The Chapel of St Seraphim (Russian Orthodox).

An alternative method of travelling to Walsingham is by way of the Wells-Walsingham Light Railway. The longest 10¼ inch gauge steam railway.

Read more about other places to investigate, here in Norfolk:

Cromer, Sheringham, Aylsham, Holt, Norwich, National Trust & English Heritage, Coast eastwards, The Norfolk Broads