With lock down easing but everything still far from normality many people are opting for a stay-cation holiday this year and who could blame them. Norfolk has something for everyone from its natural beauty to its quaint small towns. we thought we would share with you our top 10 places to visit in the area.
Cromer Pier is a Grade II listed seaside pier in the civil parish of Cromer on the north Norfolk coast, 25 miles due north of the city of Norwich. The pier is the home of the Cromer Lifeboat Station and the Pavilion Theatre. Get yourself a great portion of chips from one of the local chip shops and enjoy it sitting on the pier or on the beach.
Cromer is also home to Amazona zoo, which is a great family day out. Don't forget if the weather has decided to turn there is always the movieplex cinema to enjoy. We stock a great selection of barbour wax jackets like the classic beadnell perfect for when visiting Cromer keeping you dry if the weather decides to change.
Kelling heath is home to a great camping site and caravan park. The perfect place to stay for a stay cation with many different things to do.
Whether you want to go for long walks on the nature trails, watch the steam train or go on a mountain bike bike ride there's something for everyone. At the end of a long day why not do a spot of star gazing. We stock a great selection of walking boots like the Grisport Fuse which is a low cut walking boot that's lightweight and fully waterproof. Perfect for comfort when on a nice long nature walk.
Norfolk is possibly most famous for the man-made Broads, a National Park with over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside and studded with charming and picturesque towns and villages. Why not holiday on a house boat, if that doesn't take your fancy then why not hire a boat for the day take a picnic and see what nature you can see.
We stock a great selection of deck shoes from Chatham and Barbour ideal for a day out on the broads.
Nobody ever forgets their first sight of Blickling. The breath-taking Jacobean mansion and ancient yew hedges sit at the heart of a magnificent garden and historic park in the beautiful Bure meadows. hear at Blickling There is something for everyone. Why not grab your fishing lines and see what you catch in the lake, take a walk through the woods and gardens, or visit the house and have a tea and scone in the cafe. We stock a great selection of wellington boots like our Aigle Parcours ideal for taking your dogs for a walk after a goood rain.
The Royal Family's country retreat is one of the most famous historic houses in Norfolk, set in fine gardens and with a fascinating museum housing a collection of vehicles ranging from the first car owned by a British monarch, to a half-scale Aston Martin used by Princes William and Harry.
Why not treat yourself to some of our Dubarry boots that we ave in store to keep your feet comfortable while walking around the grounds of Sandringham.
Holkham beach is a the jewel of the North Norfolk Coast. At low tide the beach stretches for miles and miles and you can walk in an unspoilt landscape of just sand, sea and sky. On hot days the pinewoods provide some welcome cool shade.
As part of Holkham National Nature Reserve the beach is home to large flocks of wintering birds and is an important site for breeding Little Terns, Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher. These birds nest on the ground so are vulnerable to high tides and disturbance from people and dogs. During the winter large flocks of shorebirds can be found along the shore edge and on the developing saltmarsh in Holkham Bay. To help these rare birds it would be helpful if dogs could be kept on leads. We stock a great selection of leads from such brands as Barbour.
Holkham Hall is another great place to visit on your day out at Holkham
With a stunning location on the north Norfolk coast and at the heart of a thriving 25,000 acre estate, Holkham Hall is described as an exceptional place, rich in history, architecture and wildlife. The seat of the Earls of Leicester, this elegant 18th century mansion is still very much a lived-in family home which the family take pride in sharing with visitors. On our website there is a great selection of backpacks perfect for carrying your picnic to the perfect spot.
Blakeney is a small village situated along the coast and is home to a mass of
amazing salt mashes and spectacular wildlife. With the weather permitting you can enjoy a Boat trip out to see the large colony of grey and common seals out on Blakeney point. if you are feeling a little more adventurous you can walk to see the seals along the coastal path starting from the neighbouring village of Cley Next The Sea. this is a 7 Mile round trip along the shingle bank so not for the faint hearted but very rewarding when you get there. If this Isn't for you why not dine in one of the many pubs and cafes in the area or go for a more relaxing walk on the footpath. how about taking a dip in the Blakeney quay or at high tide do a spot of crabbing. We stock Rab Downpour Jackets great for days out like this, lightweight and waterproof even on the best of days when off shore on the boat the weather can turn so best be prepared.
Cley and Salthouse Marshes is justifiably popular with birders as over the years the Marshes (and surrounding area) have hosted a huge number of rare birds; the reserve’s position in the middle of the Norfolk coastline makes it ideally placed to receive scarce visitors, as well as thousands of common ones. Among the rarest birds have been a white-crowned sparrow from North America, a Pacific swift, a red-necked stint from Asia and a rock sparrow from southern Europe. To the eastern part of the reserve, Salthouse beach comes alive in winter when wintering snow buntings usually take up residence. In some years, rarer Lapland buntings and shore larks also join them. Although there are many species of interest using the site in summer and winter, spring and autumn are undoubtedly the best times for rarer birds to show up, but almost anything is possible at any time. we stock Opticron Adventurer II WP binoculars are supplied in a soft case with rainguard, strap and rubber objective lens covers. ideal for watching the birds feed on the marshes.
Holt is the home town to us Morston Country Sports. Holt is a lovely rural Georgian North Norfolk town with plenty of unusual shops and surrounded by well-wooded parks. Having been burnt down in 1708, Holt presents a comparatively modern appearance, with a spacious market place, dominated by a fine cross of Clipsham stone to commemorate the war dead. A jumble of streets and alleyways fan out from the main High Street, offering plenty of facilities including pubs, cafes, galleries, and shops to enjoy. There is a lovely country park just to the south of Holt and the North Norfolk Railway (the poppy line) runs from Holt station to Sheringham. Holt is particularly attractive at Christmas, when all the shops adourn themselves in pretty white fairy lights, making for a really festive wonderland. Holt is an excellent choice as a base for a short break or weekend away.
Morston Country Sports
Here at the shop we sell everything you will need on a great day out exploring our top 10 places. In store we stock lots of great brands from Rab to Barbour Meindl to Grisport Aigle to Dubarry and many more. Shop our website for our full range and get your goods delivered to your door or opt for the click and collect option and collect from in store.
Sale now on. Online we currently have a great sale now on with up to 70% off our top brands stock is limited so don't be disappointed and head to our website to start shopping now!
Meindl marine durban Aigle parcours 2 iso Grisport peaklander
walking shoe £149.99 Now £162 £89.99
Some of the foot wear that we have in stock so you can be comfortable while out walking and stay dry if the weather decides to turn.
Montane Astro Blue Protium Rab Ink Cirrus Lightweight Barbour Ladies archive
Fleece Hoodie now £48.75 Lightweight jacket £140 aintree wax jacket £209
These are a few of the styles of coats and jackets that we stock in store. being out and about in Norfolk you never know when the weather is going to turn, So why not be prepared.
We also stock Binoculars and trail cams so you to can get closer to nature while out on your adventures. If you need any help or advice please get in touch and we will be able to help as much as we can.