Out & About
Well where do we start ?
Breckland has one of the most distinctive landscapes in the UK and boasts its best overall climate with low rainfall and hot summers. Whether it is the beautiful Norfolk coastline, nature reserves, museums, wildlife parks, ruins, historic houses, quaint villages, busy towns, gardens, forests, walks or cycling routes, you can be sure there is plenty to see and do.
Thetford Forest, planted just after the First World War by the Forestry Commission, covers 20,000 hectares and, just like the rest of the Brecks, is perfect for cycling on quiet lanes and off-road, walking, birdwatching and orienteering – or enjoy a picnic while trying to spot red deer.
The Hall was built in 1482. The magnificent Tudor Gatehouse rises 80ft from the moat. Embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots is on display in the house whose rooms demonstrate the development of interior styles. House and moat are surrounded by lawns, fine trees and colourful borders.
Just 3 miles away has a magnificent Cliniac Priory founded in 1089 and restored in 1929. Also Castle Mound.
Gooderstone Water Gardens
Beautiful city, a blend of old cobbled streets and modern shopping arcades with an outdoor market and the Castle.
Brim full of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to spend a few nights, enjoying the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer.
Explore the many beautiful coastal towns in North Norfolk including Wells-Next-The-Sea, Cromer, Sheringham and Hunstanton to name a few!
Local Cycle routes
Day trips could include…
Wildlife parks and bird sanctuaries including Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park & Nature Reserve. One of the largest collections of waterfowl in the world.
Various steam railways and museums including Thursford Organ Museum. See the fabulous steam collection. Re-live the age of steam and listen to the organs.
Various houses and gardens including H.M. The Queen’s Estate at Sandringham. The house grounds and museum are open April to September. You can wander along the nature trails or pick your own fruit in the Royal Fruit Farms. Discover the Norfolk broads and enjoy an afternoon boat trip