At the heart of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blakeney National Nature Reserve boasts wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the beautiful North Norfolk coastline. The four mile long shingle spit of Blakeney Point offers protection for Blakeney Harbour and the surrounding saltmarshes, providing a perfect habitat for the vast array of residential and migratory wildlife.
The best way to see the seals is on a boat trip – www.bishopboats.co.uk
Norfolk has one of the highest concentrations of churches in the world. The North Norfolk area is dotted with medieval church buildings of varied types.
Some walking tours exploring Norfolk churches are on www.exploringnorfolkchurches.org
Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862. The grounds and house are usually open for visitors between April and October. Outside the gates there is a large woodland area with adventure playground, cafe and shop.
Visit www.sandringhamestate.co.uk for more information. Throughout the year there are events including outdoor concerts, garden shows and craft fairs.
North Norfolk has 45 mile of stunning coastline with quiet secluded beaches and traditional seaside proms with fairground rides.
For a trip back in time WW1 Experience you can now book directly with Timetrippers. Please book well in advance as these experiences are designed mainly for schools and are tailored to meet the learning requirements specified by the school. Typically, they involve a re enacted visit to the trenches in small groups plus related activities for pupils awaiting trench experiences. Our professional provider is in great demand by schools and the museum service, so planning ahead strongly advised. Prices vary according to the programme agreed. Contact Mark by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovat Scout WW1 Trench Tour
In 1915, a mock WW1 battlefield of around 15 acres was dug on Docking Common. 3.5 acres still survives at Dreamy Hollow. These trenches are the only ones known to be in existence and have been listed by Historic England. Access to the trenches is strictly by appointment only under the supervision of the warden or our guide.
You can now book a tour directly with Ian our volunteer WW1 Guide at £15 per family group of a maximum of 9 (£20 if a copy of “Hunstanton’s Heroes” is included). Please make Ian aware of any members of the group who may be vulnerable to disturbing historical facts. The tour is not recommended for very young children. Contact Ian on 07745 066899