Walking and Rambling in Sheringham
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country. Whether it be walking routes or off the beaten track, you’re sure to enjoy wandering around and taking in the sights. 'Pretty Corner' near Sheringham (10-15 minute walk from the hostel) has been named among the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag (awarded for being welcoming, safe, clean and well–managed). Pretty Corner has an Interactive Family Walking Trail, Sculpture Rubbings and an Explorer Booklet/Map (available from the hostel) to keep the kids occupied.
If running is more your thing, every Saturday morning you can join young and old alike and take part in a 5k Park Run at Sheringham Park (a National Trust location). The Park Run is rumoured to be one of the toughest runs in the country, so if you like a challenge, this is the one to aim for! The run starts at 9am and after you've finished, you'll be able to relax in this beautiful scenery before heading back to the hostel for a well-deserved rest.
Other things to do nearby
Get up close and personal with wild animals at this zoo near Cromer. Bring along the whole family for a fab day out and learn some animal facts too.
A way of life close in time, but a world away from our lives today. Stunning galleries and historic fleet of boats to explore.
Witness the ancient craft of glass making from sand to finished product. Browse the shop and pick up a souvenir from your holidays.
Home of BBC’s ‘Springwatch’, Pensthorpe is a great way to get close to nature and learn more about wildlife and conservation.
From taking a relaxing stroll to a full-on trek, there's something here for all walkers! The principle walk is Peddar's Way, which is also known as the Norfolk Coastal Path.
Cycle around Holkham park - it's flat as a pancake so suitable for everyone and perfect for young families - there's even cycle hire so you don't have to worry about bringing your bikes.
Holkham Beach Distance: 9 miles/14km Start/finish: Anne's Drive, Holkham (NR23 1RG) Terrain: Sandy beach, path Toughness: Easy Ascent
9 miles Visit the amazing sights and sounds of the beautiful Thursford Collection, the world's largest collection of steam engines and organs. Visit the website
0 miles Enjoy a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train through a delightful area of North Norfolk. Special events throughout the year. Visit the website
One of the most enchanting gardens in Norfolk, with a challenging maze. Experience peaceful relaxation in natural gardens of woodland, water and meadow. Visit the Priory Maze website