Sheringham Park

Today turned out very nice indeed. Sunny and warm, with just a gentle breeze. As Julie was off, we decided to take a trip to Sheringham Park, and Ollie came too. All photos are large files, and can be enlarged for detail.

Located on the heights above the quaint seaside town of Sheringham, the park is owned and run by the National Trust. It covers a very large area, from Kelling Heath down to the coast path, and incorporates two farms and some private houses, including the grand Sheringham Hall. For the reasonable fee of £5.20 to park the car, you can spend as much time as you want there, from dawn to dusk, with no additional charges. There is also a cafe, a gift shop, and toilets available for visitors.
The bright afternoon was very hazy, but you can see through these trees down to the sea.

Much of the estate is accessed by paved pathways, though there are some steep sections, and others involve walking across open land. We spent around four hours there this afternoon, and had a most enjoyable trip. After walking around Beetley for years, I rarely have occasion to walk up any hills or steep steps. This afternoon showed me that I am still very much out of condition, but the views are worth it.

In one area is a viewing tower, called The Gazebo. It is not a gazebo at all, rather a tall wooden tower, about four floors high. Leading to this are some steps cut out of the hillside, and to get the top of the viewing platform necessitates ascending 162 steps. After making that trip, I was pleased to see that the panoramic views made the effort worthwhile. If you enlarge the photo, you can make out the windmill on the coast.

Turning the camera around, I spotted this stone folly in the distance. This is a gazebo of sorts, and a lot closer to the ground than the one I was standing on.

If you are ever in North Norfolk, close to Holt, Cromer, or Sheringham, I can recommend visiting this park. We will definitely go again, and perhaps make use of the picnic facilities next time.


33 thoughts on “Sheringham Park

  1. Sheringham Park is a lovely place all year round. If you continue on the path from the Gazebo along the fields, cross the road you’ll end up with a great extended walk app 7 miles long; you walk down to the cliffs, walk along the cliffs to Weybourne, back towards Sheringham on the Weybourne beach road, have a lunch at the Ship Inn in Weybourne and continue via Weybourne Train Station back to your car in the park. Bring your camera, Weybourne Station is a klick-gem!

    Best wishes from us all!
    Dina x


  2. It looks beautiful and your post has made me realise that it’s one part of the country I’ve only visited once many years back and didn’t spend much time there either. It well deserves a visit. Thanks for the reminder and the great photographs.
    The part of the country where I live (Yorkshire) hardly has any flat surfaces, so keeping fit is a must ( my house is up a hill, good for exercising but ‘interesting’ when it’s icy and slippery).

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  3. It is a lovely park – you must return later in the month to see the leaf colours, it should be lovely then and also in spring with the rhododendrons and azaleas. I also struggled up the tower, but the views are definitely worth the effort and we saw the steam train pass by too 🙂

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  4. I’ve never been to Sheringham though always wanted to. A friend ran a rep theatre there in the ’80s and other friends, including my late ex-husband, were part of the company so the area has sentimental value. I’ll have to come and stay so I can visit! x


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