Heading away on holiday in the next few weeks? To help you make the most of your outdoor leisure time, weathertrending highlights the Monthly SweetSpot – a region of the UK with lots to see and do in the month ahead.
A great spot for some half-term fun with the family
With half-term on the horizon, North Norfolk is a great place to spend time with the family. Holkham Hall is an 18th – century Palladian mansion built by Thomas Coke. You can explore the house or walk around the 3,000 acre grounds. Holkham is home to one of the largest Nature Reserves in the country and many rare species of flora and fauna.
The beach at Holkham is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand in the country. Behind the shoreline lies a semi-circular basin, which, at very high tides, rapidly fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon.
Catch a glimpse of some seals
Head to Blakeney Point early on in February via a boat trip or walk along the shingle from Cley to catch a glimpse of the seals – truly one of the county’s most special sights to see. The larger grey seals head there in huge numbers to give birth to their pups.
For more information visit the Explore Norfolk website.
Be sure to sample some crab in Cromer
Fabulous walks whatever the weather
Rolling countryside, breathtaking coastline, forests, parks and gardens make north Norfolk perfect for walking all year round.
The Norfolk Coast Path National Trail runs through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a place known to many for its wide skies, sandy beaches and salt marshes. It is a 4-mile walk starting at Sheringham (leave your car at the station) and finishing at Cley Next the Sea.
For more information go the Visit Norfolk website.
Crabs love inhabiting the estuarial and creek waters of Norfolk. Top spots for crabbing are Blakeney, Wells-next-the-Sea quays and Cromer. Or go for the tidal creeks at Titchwell and Brancaster Staithe.
Be sure to sample some crab in Cromer. They taste pretty great there – plump and succulent because they feed off the world’s longest chalk reef. You’ll also find it on the menu at many pubs and cafes by the coast.
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