Attractions immediately accessible from the Railway
Sheringham which is the location of our major station. The station is in the centre of this small town.
Holt, our western terminus. The station is on the outskirts of this award winning Georgian town, about a mile from the town centre. The Sanders bus service 4 or service 5 provides a half hourly service to the town or, in the peak season, the Holt Flyer, a London Routemaster Bus, meets our Steam trains and will take you into the centre of the town. (This facility is not operated by the railway and an additional charge is payable.)
Sheringham Park and Weybourne Heath. The railway passes Sheringham Park and it is an enjoyable walk from Weybourne back to Sheringham through the Park. A guide to this walk and other walks in the Park is displayed at both stations. A leaflet covering these walks is for sale at the Sheringham Station Shop. The railway offers single tickets to facilitate this type of walk.
Kelling Heath. A renowned Norfolk moorland beauty spot. The flowers are a delight to see throughout the year. The yellow gorse of winter and spring merges with the bluebells and primroses of spring and summer. Later in the year the poppies and the mauve of the heathers are a visual delight. The railway has a halt at Kelling Heath (but note the train only stops there on request) from which a number of walks can be taken, including the Nature Trail. These walks are also easily accessible from Weybourne Station.
Coast Walk. Enjoy a gentle walk from Weybourne to Sheringham along the coastal path, a distance of some 3-4 miles. This is best started from Weybourne station, take the small gate under the footbridge and turn left. The path skirts around Sheringham Park, where there are a number of bluebells in the spring, there are always many poppies alongside this section of the walk in the early summer too. The walk then crosses the railway by overbridge before taking the coastal path for the final mile into Sheringham via Skelding Hill, which offers a nice panorama of the railway towards Weybourne.
The studio of the renowned local artist, Martin Sexton, is but a short stroll from Sheringham station. The gallery contains a large selection of original watercolour paintings, greetings cards and signed prints depicting East Anglian landscapes. It is always advisable to telephone before making your journey.
Attractions within a few miles of the Railway
Upper Sheringham, with its 14th century church, is approximately a mile and a half from Sheringham station.
Holt Country Park. This park is approximately a mile and a half from the station or a mile from the Town Centre.
Muckleburgh Collection. See a collection of armoured vehicles of World War II. Three miles from Sheringham and about a mile from Weybourne.
Bure Valley Railway. The premier narrow gauge line in East Anglia running from Aylsham to Wroxham. Aylsham is some ten miles from Sheringham.
Felbrigg Hall. A National Trust property some three miles from Sheringham.
Letheringsett Watermill. Step back in time and visit a water powered mill. Three miles from Holt.
Blickling Hall. A National Trust property, near Aylsham, some eleven miles from Sheringham.
Stalham. Gateway to the Norfolk Broads. A small market town with an excellent web site! 15 miles from Sheringham.
And also somewhat further afield, the Mid Norfolk Railway which runs between Dereham and Wymondham, a distance of about eight miles.
An alternative method of travel is Huff & Puff, cycle one way and let the 'train take the strain' on the uphill stretch back.
Huff & Puff with the North Norfolk Railway
Tel: 07788 132909 (out of season 01263 732935)
Seasonal cycle hire on-site at the Kelling Heath Holiday Park, near
Sheringham. Explore the traffic-free trails in this 250-acre award
winning park. Or try Huff & Puff, our unique day out combining an easy
five miles of cycling (mostly traffic-free) with a trip on the North
Norfolk Railway from Sheringham to Holt - starting and finishing at
For more information:
Website: www.huffandpuffcycles.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also links to many attractions from the Tour Norfolk website, presented in the form of guided tours of Norfolk.
A commercial site this time but, again, a good selection of places to visit in the wider North Norfolk area.
For information on local towns and a list of places to stay, try our local links page.