I went for a long walk with the W.I.
walking group this week.
We started at Sheringham Park, which is a National Trust
Property, doing a loop through Kelling Heath and back
to where we started. It worked out to just under 10 miles.
The North Norfolk steam railways runs through the middle of the heath
but we missed the train by a couple of minutes.
It is a lovely area but unfortunately the weather was
very grey with the inevitable rain at times so some of my
photos were too grey and dark to use.
The old reading rooms at Kelling is a great place to dry out a bit
and of course it would be rude not to have some
coffee and cake while we were we there.
Then it was down to the coastal path
past some temporary lakes.
The footpath then starts to go uphill
through one of the stations
on the old railway
which is full of vintage cases and trunks all
looking as though they are
ready for the train.
They also do the restoration of the old trains here.
Then it's up the hill with the wonderful view across
to the coast
past the old Manor house, which isn't National Trust
and through the park where we saw
this fabulous hollow Oak which looks
as though it is
actually still alive much to our amazement.
Sheringham Park is full of Rhododendrons
which are stunning when they are all in flower but theoretically
we are too early for Rhoddies.
Doesn't appear as though anyone told the plants that
as there were a few of them in full flower already,
and very pretty they looked as well
Then, of course, as Sod's law states,
the sun came out just as we were finishing.
Made the view from this lookout point well worth
a stop for a couple of minutes though.