Walks And Walking – Sheringham Park National Trust Walking Route
This is a wonderful 4.5 mile circular walking route through Sheringham Park National Trust in Norfolk which took Tedi and I about 2 leisurely hours to complete. There was also another walk in the visitors centre called Sheringham Park – Repton’s walk which you can find here.
We were staying at the Rookery Farm Bolt Hole for a short walking holiday, a delightful cottage in West Beckham, Holt, North Norfolk. It was perfectly situated for easy access to Kings Lynn, Cromer and surrounding towns, villages and seaside.
From our cottage Tedi and I walked right down the quiet country lane to the A148 Holt Road where we crossed over and walked straight in to Sheringham Park National Trust. Apart from two short detours to the viewing platform and gazebo this walk is completely paved so easy to manage for all the family and small children.
We continued our walk down the main path until we saw the sign for the viewing platform on our left hand side. A quick walk through the woodland and we climbed up a few stairs to get a good view of Sheringham Park and the coast.
We then walked back to the main track and continued along the gently undulating path as it bent round to the right and then down to Sheringham Hall where we then walked left, following the signs for the gazebo. We walked right at the gate and then right again to start the steady climb up the wooden stairs all the way up to the top of Oak Wood.
Now, I don’t know about you but my expectations of what a gazebo looks like wasn’t quite what we found at the top… I would describe it as being more of a tower! Still, we climbed the stairs to the top of the gazebo nonetheless and the views were amazing.
We then walked back down Oak Wood, walking left to the gate and then back onto the main path continuing our walk straight ahead passing Sheringham Hall on our left hand side and Wellborough Wood all the way to the gates at the end. We then joined Park Road and walked up to the 15th Century All Saints Church on Church Lane with it’s unique reservoir outside in the village square fed by a spring a little further up the hill and for many years it was the villages main water source.
We then walked back along Park Road before walked left up Lodge Hill al the way to the top where it met the entrance to Sheringham Park. We crossed back over Holt Road and back up Sheringham Road to the Bolt Hole at Rookery Farm.