Things to see and do


Some attractions may be closed due to coronavirus - please check before visiting.

Just a short drive, bus journey, "or cycle for any-one fit enough" and you will be at some of Norfolk’s top attractions, a few of which are listed.

  • Banham Zoo
  • Bewilderwood
  • Blickling,Felbrigg& Oxburgh Halls
  • Bressingham steam Museum & Gardens
  • Castle Museum Norwich
  • Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
  • Fritton Lake
  • Hemsby Mega Maze

Country Walks

Within minutes of leaving the site by foot, you can be strolling along the idyllic river into Potter Heigham one way, or to Thurne the other; if it’s too hot to bare the sun, choose a lovely shady walk through the woods, taking you into Thurne  for a cooling drink at The Lion pub before your return.

A short boat ride away, you could be sitting by the ruins of St. Benet’s abbey, perfect for a picnic, if you have the use of your own, or a hire boat for a day, you can explore the delights of Horning, a picturesque village with many eatery delights, and pretty shops and riverfront properties, the river through Potter Heigham, under the famous low bridge, will take you through to Hickling, wonderful for bird watching, and can always be helped along by a lovely meal at one of the local pubs.

Not forgetting, that for hardy walkers, we are on the Weaver’s way, miles, and miles of beautiful countryside and river walks.


Just a few hundred yards down the lane, there are footpaths, left takes you to Repps-With-Bastwick and right takes you through the woods to Thurne.

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Cycle Routes

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One of my favourite cycle routes, takes you along the riverbank into Potter Heigham and then through Potter Heigham village; keeping to all the back roads, so no traffic!

Then through Hickling village, (if you wanted to make a day of it you could stop off at Hickling Broad National Nature Reserve.) Follow the Hickling road up to the coast road and then to sea Palling Beach, which is a beautiful sandy beach.


The route is 8.5 miles which at a steady pace should take about 45 minutes, but well worth the effort.


Visit the Seals at Horsey

Another place worth cycling to or just a short drive away is Horsey to see the seals.

More information can be found on their website:

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