A Norfolk countryside road trip, within a county road trip
We were having a spectacular time on our tour of Norfolk. Great Yarmouth had been great, we were spellbound with Norwich, and Cromer has beaten our expectations. Could this trip get any better?
Well simply put, yes!
The elegant Cromer Pier
The route runs from Hunstanton to Cromer or vice-versa. As we were based in Cromer, we set off in a westerly direction, along the A149.
Full steam ahead to SheringhamDiscover the historic North Norfolk Railway
Sheringham Station Sign
All aboard the North Norfolk Railway Line
John the Guard on the North Norfolk Railway Line
The platform of Sheringham Station
On-board the North Norfolk Railway Line
Diesel and Steam
If you get time
Why not take a trip on the train, we would have if we'd allowed ourselves enough time.
The Norfolk roads beckonTiny villages and Quaint flint cottages
So we continue our journey westwards, through Weybourne, Salthouse and Cley, passing the lighthouse on the way. It was slightly off-putting when you come across The Muckleburgh Military Collection, to see the armoured rocket launcher at the roadside.
Still, the rest of the scenery is in keeping with these lovely little villages. The flint cottages have stood the test of time, and on this glorious May day, the sun highlights the details.
Progress is leisurely; sure you can hustle along at 60mph/100kph between villages if you wanted to, but why would you? Enjoy the scenery.
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The next stop is Wells-next-the-SeaCrabbing the picturesque harbour
And we've rolled into Wells-next-the-Sea; yep, that's the correct spelling, checked & double checked.
There's a car park next to the quay, so we pop in and drop anchor. (Oh really, there's no need for naff nautical terms)
Moored up at Wells-next-the-Sea
Lifeboats at Wells-next-the-Sea
The Quay at Wells-next-the-Sea
As you stroll along the front you may notice folks sitting on the edge, buckets by their sides, trailing a line into the water - they're crabbing, that's trying to catch those prized crustaceans.
However, you won't be competing with the professionals.
Crabs or Lobsters?
Have a go
If you want to try your hand at crabbing, you will find the 'kits' available to buy along the front.
Lunching at Wells-next-the-SeaA seafood platter fit for a king (or queen)
A seafood platter
Plenty of Choice
The glorious coastline of Hunstanton awaitsNorfolk just keeps on giving
The shoreline at Hunstanton
Across the countryside to HoltNow I have an idea, lets find the end of the "Poppy Line"
A shelter at Holt Station
Coming into Holt Station
End of the line - Holt Station
Ahhh, More steam trains…
It's only 10 miles/17kms back to Cromer, and the promise of a Fish 'n' Chip supper.
Fish 'n' Chips at No1 Cromer
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Our north Norfolk road trip in Summary
We squeezed this trip into one day as part of a bigger road trip. You could easily take this at a more leisurely pace over a few days if you like. There's plenty to see & do along the route.
The totals for the entire day were 79.2miles/128kms, broken down as follows;- Cromer to Sheringham 4.4miles/7.1km
- Sheringham to Wells-next-the-Sea 16.8miles/27km<
- Wells-next-the-Sea to Hunstanton 15.7miles/25.3km
- Hunstanton to Holt 34miles/54.7km
- Holt to Cromer 8.4miles/13.6km
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