Hike Norfolk: Holkham / Wells - Sunday 27 Janaury (7.5 miles or 9.5 miles)

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My first walk of 2019 (and one of my favourites from 2018) will takes us from Holkham Hall to Wells on Sea returning via the Holkham Estate. The length of the walk will vary depending on the ending you choose.... You can either take the longer 9.5 mile or shorter 7.5 mile versions.

To start with our route will take us from the Holkham estate along Lady Annes Drive down to Holkham beach. From there, if the tide is out we will explore the beach looking for buried treasure, contraband washed ashore from passing pirate ships or just pretty sea shells. If the tide is in we will follow the costal path alongside the nature reserve eastwards to Wells beach.

From there we will take the harbour side path which will lead us back inland to Wells quay. We will then walk through Wells town to Buttlands for our lunch stop. After our refreshments we will depart Buttlands following tracks and footpaths back to the Holkham estate.

When inside the estate you have 2 options.
Option1: we will walk around the lake, passing an obelisk and the church before we arrive at the main hall and then return back to the car park . Note; We will be walking through the main parkland where if lucky, you might get to see some deer and other wildlife .
Option 2: is a shorter route and allows you to miss off the park walk and just return back to the car park.

Afterwards, and before our journeys home we can call into the Victoria Pub before for refreshment :-).

Walk info:
1) This is a Ramblers walk and so you should be a member of the Ramblers, or if you're new, you're also welcome to come on three walks with us to see if you like us.
2) This will be a leisurely / moderate walk suited for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. Speed wise, we will average 2.5 / 3.0 mph.
3) We will be walking on country lanes, paths and field edges so walking boots/shoes are recommended along with suitable clothing for the weather.
4) There will be 3 or 4 breaks for drinks and a stop for lunch which you need to bring with you.

Starting point: Meet at free car park at Holkham Hall (sign posted Village carpark). Approaching Holkham from Wells turn left at the Victoria Pub into Holkham Estate and the car park is about 600 yards on your right. Postcode NR23 1RG will get you close.

Please post below if you plan to come along so I know who to expect on the day.

If you're new to the group and you have any questions about the walk please message me here directly and I’ll endeavour to answer them.

Thanks – Steve