One thing we can truly pride ourselves on here in Norfolk (besides our brilliant fish and chips) is the breathtaking scenery that surrounds us. From the rolling sand dunes and picture perfect salt marshes, to the bewildering wildlife that claims Wells-next-the-Sea as their home, we’re incredibly lucky. To ensure you make the most of what Wells has to offer, we’ve kindly put together a list of the top 4 scenic spots to enjoy this spring. So take a peek, and let’s see where you’ll be inspired to explore next.
Holkham National Nature Reserve
A perfect combination of forested walks and coastal views, the Holkham National Nature Reserve provides a rounded guide of what it’s like to live in Wells-next-the-Sea. As you stroll through this park, you’ll be gifted with sightings of wildfowl, larks and finches. And as the weather begins to warm up, you can look forward to seeing the blossoming of orchids in the Wells Dell, as well as a purple haze of sea lavender. If you do end up by Wells beach, be sure to stop by The Fisherman’s Yard for some yummy fish and chips on the sand.
Holt Country Park
As a Green Flag award-winning park, you know you’re in for a treat when you pay a visit to Holt Country Park. Just a short drive from Wells town, you’ll be able to follow the coloured and marked trails to discover paths shielded by towering trees. Stumble across forgotten parts of the Norfolk countryside as you meander along the trails, encountering a variety of local wildlife. Dogs are allowed too, so it’s the perfect place to take the whole family for a spring day out.
Blakeney National Nature Reserve
A visit to Blakeney National Nature Reserve will allow you to take in the beauty of the open, flat landscape that’s dotted with pristine salt marshes and views of the stunning Norfolk coast. On top of the picturesque vistas, you’ll also be treated to sightings of the local seal population, which come to Blakeney Point over the winter to deliver seal pups. For those of you looking to see more, why not try the Blakeney to Stiffkey Point 4-mile walk – it’s the best way to see it all!
If you’re looking for a different type of local beauty, be sure to pay a visit to Binham Priory, a nearby church that has oodles of history.
Before wandering into the church, explore the external relics and ruins of the old medieval monastery that’s centered in the midst of the Norfolk countryside. Inside, you’ll be delighted by the ancient architecture, medieval carvings and furniture. Just don’t forget to bring your camera along!
Got a scenic sightseeing plan in place ready for Spring? For even more tips, be sure to swing by our fish and chip shop to ask a member of our friendly staff. After all, we know Wells like the back of our hand.