Gardens, Walks & Parks
Elsing Hall Gardens cover an area of 10 acres, with many old-fashioned roses, a walled kitchen garden, arboretum and formal garden.
At Bressingham near Diss is the Alan Bloom Dell Garden. It has an amazing collection of over 5,000 varieties of hardy perennials. The Adrian Foggy Bottom Garden is worthy of a visit at any time of the year as it is in glorious colour all year round.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden can be found near South Walsham. It covers an area of 180 acres, and comprises a beautiful ancient woodland, water gardens and a private broad.
Humphrey Repton designed Sheringham Park in 1812. The park has way- marked walks varying in length, and is open all year round. Viewing towers provide spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, coast and azaleas and rhododendrons when in flower. Many species of trees and shrubs can be found, including 15 kinds of magnolia, maple, oak, sweet chestnut, beech, snowdrop, pocket handkerchief and pine.
Plantation Gardens are situated in the centre of Norwich, just off Earlham Road. They were established 140 years ago in a 3-acre chalk quarry, and include a gothic fountain, flower beds and a woodland walk-way.
Thetford Forest is Britain’s largest lowland pine forest. There are signposted walks, many picnic areas and cycle hire facilities.
Brandon Park, near Thetford, was created by businessman Edward Bliss. It is a woodland park with exotic trees, walled garden, old orchard, early Victorian mausoleum and lake.
Mannington Gardens and Country Park has beautiful gardens that surround a medieval moated manor house. Features include landscaped lakes, a chapel garden and many roses and wild flowers.
Little Bunting is a very spacious, two bedroom semi-detached cottage, located in the heart of the village of Heacham and in easy walking distance of North and South beaches. Dog-friendly with fully-enclosed garden, this pretty much ticks all the boxes. With a sofa bed it also offers the option of sleeping six.
No. 3 Sutherland Cottages
Tucked back from the coast road in a quiet corner of Brancaster, this pretty character cottage is a ten minute walk away from Brancaster's wonderful wide, sandy beach and just three minutes to the excellent village pub, The Ship. Set over three floors, and beautifully styled on every level, you have found a really lovely place to escape to at any time of the year.
A super, bijou holiday retreat for one or two tucked quietly away in the attractive village of Ringstead, with its popular local gastro pub and excellent village amenities. Enjoy easy access to the coast (three miles away) and some fabulous local walks, including the Peddars Way which runs down to the coast.
Thetford Forest is the UK’s largest man-made lowland forest with 18,730 hectares to explore on foot or on bike. Straddling the south of Norfolk and the north of Suffolk, this patchwork of heathland, pine trees and broad leaf trees makes the perfect destination on a dry day. High Lodge Visitor Centre, 4 miles from the Norfolk town of Thetford, offers excellent outdoor facilities, including Go Ape!, 4 walking trails, 3 cycling trails, forest Segway, picnic areas, bike hire, archery, play areas and BBQ hire. Dogs are welcome and there is a café serving hot and cold food and drink. There is a large, well signposted carpark and parking charges apply.