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  • Writer's pictureGabriella Walker

Explore the Beauty of Nature at Sheringham Park

If you're a nature lover, a trip to Sheringham Park is an absolute must. This stunning National Trust property is located just a short drive from the coast and is the perfect destination for a day trip in Norfolk.

Sheringham Park boasts a variety of natural habitats, including woodlands, meadows, and coastal cliffs. Take a stroll through the rhododendron gardens and marvel at the vibrant colours and sweet fragrances. Or head to the wildflower meadow and witness the beauty of the native flora and fauna.

The park also offers stunning coastal views, with perfectly situated viewpoints and benches so you can sit in the tranquility of the estate, whilst taking in the absolute beauty of the view. For the best view, head to the Gazebo, a treetop tower which has 360 degree views of the park and along the coast. High as a bird in the sky, you'll catch glimpses of local wildlife, such as seabirds (and if you're really lucky and bring binoculars - Norfolk's famous seals). Once you've caught a view of that beautiful coastline, you'll be desperate to take a walk down to the beach and feel the sand between your toes.

For those who love to explore, Sheringham Park is home to several walking trails that take you through the varied landscapes and offer stunning views along the way. There's four different way-marked routes across the 1,000 acre park, with distances ranging from one to five miles. The park is split into four 'zones'; Parkland, Woodland, Wild Garden and the Bower Garden, with the Bower Garden being the only dog-free part of the park, the rest is entirely dog friendly (although dogs are required on leads at some points). Our dog Luna especially loves the woodland and could spend hours sniffing around and running up and down the well trodden, wide and accessible paths that meander through the trees.

And for families, there's a natural play area where kids can climb, balance, and swing to their heart's content. In the school holidays they also run a variety of different events. Last time we were there, there were sack races, pine cone and spoon races, three legged races and hurdles. As well as badminton, penalty shootout practice and cricket.

If you're a history and wildlife lover and want to learn more about the park, there are loads of boards across the park giving interesting information and stories on the rich history of the park and its wildlife. As well as a dedicated visitor centre where you can learn even more.

The park is set up perfectly for picnicking with several picnic tables and benches dotted around the park, as well as an online cafe if you fancy a day off making sandwiches!

Sheringham Park really is a nature lover's paradise in Norfolk. With its varied landscapes, stunning coastal views, and range of activities for families, it's the perfect destination for a day trip. So why not plan your visit today and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at Sheringham Park?


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