Sheringham Short Break Walking Holidays

This Sheringham Short Break walking holiday will give you the chance to enjoy and explore some of the natural beauty of the North Norfolk coastline whilst staying in the Victorian seaside town of Sheringham.  

With two wonderful walks already planned for you, all you have to do is read the route instructions and enjoy your days! 

Very different landscape to the Wells short break walking holiday, as the low-lying land is replaced by the cliffs of Norfolk, the Cromer Ridge and the beautiful Sheringham Park.

View from the Gazebo in Sheringham ParkViews of the Norfolk Coast

The walks will involve

  • Discovering the beautiful parkland of the National Trust property of Sheringham Park, immersing yourself in the views over the spectacular North Norfolk coast, and depending on what time of year you take this holiday, admiring the simply stunning array of rhododendrons and azaleas.  
  • Finding the peace and quiet amongst an 11th century priory ruin 
  • Learning about and walking up to the site of a WWII wireless interceptor station
  • Sampling the wonderful coastal cliff walk along a stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path
  • Climbing to the highest point in Norfolk along the Cromer Ridge, an Ice Age formation of glaciers
  • Walk in the footprints of the Steppe Mammoth!

Two days of beautiful views, walks, and interest.  You can see the summary of the walk here.

Norfolk Coast Path towards Sheringham

There are always other alternatives to these Sheringham short break walks which I can tell you about should you wish to do something slightly different.  If you’d like to explore another coastal town with differing walks, why not look at our Cromer short break and Wells short break walking holidays as well, or even combine two of them into one holiday.

Summary of the Sheringham Short Break Walking Holiday

  • This Sheringham short break walking holiday is a 3 night/2 day walk on the North Norfolk Coast. You will be staying in Sheringham and exploring the stunning coastal landscape and enjoying panoramic vistas on the Cromer Ridge and in and around the National Trust property of Sheringham Park.

    What will you discover on this walk?

    - Sheringham Park with its beautiful woodland and notoriously landscape designed parkland
    - Beeston Regis Priory ruins
    - Heathland and woodland on the Ice Age Cromer Ridge
    - The site of a WWII wireless interceptor station
    - The highest point in Norfolk

    Price from: £370 per person based on 2 people sharing for a 3 night stay.
    This Sheringham short break walk is available from April-September

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  • You will be staying in a local B&B a few minutes’ walk from the beach and the centre of town

    Day 1

    Take an 8 mile (approx.) walk away from the middle of Sheringham, passing the point of an old WWII Wireless Interceptor station and head on up through woodland to the highest point in Norfolk at The Roman Camp. Descend back along the heathland of Incleborough Hill where you can enjoy vast sweeping views over to Cromer. Walking back to the coastline via the village of West Runton, an important landmark where the fossils of a Steppe Mammoth were discovered in 1990, and finish walking along a stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path.

    Day 2

    Spend the day enjoying an 8-9 mile walk out of Sheringham and passing Beeston Regis Priory ruin and up through woodland skirting the top of the town to eventually be brought into Sheringham Park, passing the small temple and the Gazebo (worth climbing up for the views!). Take some time to wander over to the Visitor Centre to learn about the landscape designer and have some refreshments, to then continue back along the cliff tops and the North Coast Path. This is a fantastic way to see the surrounding landscape.

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  • The price for the Sheringham Short Break walking holiday is from £370 per person and can be taken between April and September.

    Included:
    3 nights
    3 breakfasts
    Route notes and maps of the walks mentioned
    Detailed itinerary
    Entrance to Sheringham Park as you will be walking through the gates, not parking
    Emergency telephone support for Norfolk Walking Holidays in the event of a problem

    Excluded:
    Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
    Travel to and from the start and end of your holiday

    Extras:
    Additional nights used other than those advertised on the Sheringham Short Break Walking Holiday Itinerary
    Solo supplements – please add £40 per night to cover the cost of single occupancy.


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  • The accommodation for this package is in a lovely B&B, a few minutes’ walk into the centre of town and the promenade. It’s also close to the railway station.


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  • Detailed notes will be in your itinerary on how to reach your accommodation, either by car, bus or train.


    Arrival:

    By Road:
    Sheringham is situated on the North Norfolk Coast about 55 minutes north of Norwich on the A140/A149.

    Car parking:
    Car parking is available at the rear of the accommodation.

    By Rail:
    To/from Sheringham: Sheringham has a railway station served by the Abellio Greater Anglia network. Trains run to and from Norwich via Cromer. To reach London you would need to change at Norwich for onward travel.

    By Bus:
    The local bus service runs from King’s Lynn to Wells is serviced by Lynx No 36 (https://www.lynxbus.co.uk/bus-times-fares/) and then from Wells to Cromer on CH4 (https://www.sanderscoaches.com/copy-of-5-north-walsham---holt).
    Norfolk Green bus service No 10. And 11 also run from King’s Lynn to Hunstanton. (http://www.norfolkgreen.co.uk/services)


    By Air:
    The airports closest to Sheringham are Norwich International Airport and London Stansted Airport.


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What you’ll see on this short break walking holiday

Victorian Seaside Town of Sheringham

Sheringham beach from above

Sheringham sits in front of the Cromer Ridge, a point where two glaciers met during the Ice Age. 

Still an important crab and lobster fishing town, Sheringham became popular in the Victorian times when patients were sent here to breath the fresh air and get better again!  Having moved on a bit from these times (!), Sheringham has a few lovely local walks that make this town a perfect destination for a short break.

Apart from the museum and the small theatre, it also has the heritage steam railway called the North Norfolk railway.  This really takes you back in time.  You could have the chance to take a ride on one of these steam trains or just visit the station platform, café and old booking office as you wander around and explore the town.

If you are keen on steam trains, we can fit in a walk and a train ride on one day, just chat to me about this!

Sheringham Park

View of the sea from Sheringham ParkSheringham Park

The beautiful Sheringham Park is a 1000 acre parkland which you’ll get the chance to discover and enjoy on one of these Sheringham short break walks we have planned for you.    

The temple folly in Sheringham Park

Its wooded and landscaped parkland is owned by the National Trust, and a trip to the top of the Gazebo is a must; it will leave you with break taking views over the coastal landscape. 

A lovely parkland and wooded circular walk leads you up to a small temple folly and past Sheringham Hall, a rather splendid house, privately owned so not open to the public! 

The parkland was designed by Humphry Repton in 1812, the renowned landscape designer, and if you take this walk in May or June, the rhododendrons and azaleas are something else!  There are over 80 species of these plants, and when they are in full bloom, the colour around the park is incredible. 

You can spend some time in the Visitor Centre where you’ll find an exhibition all about his life and work, as well as stopping off for refreshments!

Beeston Regis Priory

Beeston Regis Priory

This priory ruin is hidden away amongst trees and somewhere you really wouldn’t see without exploring on foot.  You can visit it on one of the (longer) walks on this Sheringham short break walking holiday (see the summary above), or just wander over to it during your time exploring the town, maybe on the day you arrive.  

The proper name of this Priory is The Priory of St Mary in the Meadow, Beeston Regis, and it really is one of the many hidden gems that your holiday in Norfolk will uncover!  

It was founded in 1216 for 4 canons whose roles were as parish priest to the local churches.  As with most priories, it was dissolved in 1536 by Henry VIII.

Beeston BumpSite of a WWII Wireless Interceptor Station

Roman Camp and Incleborough Hill

Incleborough Hill, which you’ll be climbing up to, has yet more stunning coastal views, looking both ways to Cromer and back down to Sheringham. 

This area, which is part of the Cromer Ridge, was formed in the ice age when two glaciers met and it stretches for 9 miles along the North Norfolk coast

Incleborough Hill is lovely open common and heathland, covered with beautiful yellow gorse in April and May.  It’s part of a conservation area and managed by the National Trust. 

At one point it was used as a military practise ground with practise trenches, gun emplacements and weapons pits.  You may see evidence of this on your walk.  

Heathland at the Roman Camp

The Roman Camp is another wonderful place for views in amongst the woodlands and is also managed by the National Trust.  This is the highest point in Norfolk!  330 ft above sea level – yes, we get very excited about being up high in Norfolk!   Although it’s called the Roman Camp, it has nothing to do with the Romans at all, but was thought to be named that in the early 1800’s by local taxi companies hoping to drum up tourists to the area! 

The West Runton Elephant

One of the walks on this Sheringham short break brings you down to the beach at West Runton which is now famous for the discovery of the fossilised remains of a Steppe Mammoth found back in 1990.  It was the most complete set of Steppe Mammoth bones that have ever been discovered.  You can walk along the beach here, or along the cliff tops towards Sheringham, depending on the tide. 

West Runton beach

Accommodation

The accommodation for this short break walking holiday is in a lovely B&B a short walk from the beach and close to the railway station.  You can walk out of the door for both of these walks.

Sheringham Hall and views of the sea

Next Steps!

I hope you’ve now got a little taste for a new discovery on the North Norfolk Coast with this Sheringham Short Break Walking Holiday.  Any of our Norfolk Walking Holidays can be tailored to your requests.  

You could even make this holiday one day longer and spend the day on the steam train and a visit into the nearby Georgian town of Holt.   

Take a look at the summary of the walk here and see if there is anything else you would like to add.

I’m happy to answer any questions you may have;  all you need to do is fill in the enquiry form, booking form or contact me on the details below – I’ll look forward to hearing from you. 

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