Wells and Holkham circuit

This circular route is great for cycling or walking, using part of National Route 1 and the Norfolk Coast Cycleway.

Heading out on Beach Road you quickly join the Norfolk Coast Path, providing great views of Holkham Bay. From here you head inland towards Holkham on a private road through the Holkham Estate.

This makes a great stopping-off point, with attractions including Holkham Hall and the Holkham National Nature Reserve, where the reclaimed salt marshes are home to hordes of wildfowl. Holkham Hall is an elegant 18th century Palladian-style house, seat of the Earls of Leicester.

Leaving Holkham, you’ll join a public road that connects to the B1105, which takes you back to Wells through beautiful Norfolk countryside.

You could also take a boat trip to nearby Blakeney Point, home to a colony of common and grey seals. Taking one of the many daily trips from Morston Quay will get you as close as possible to these animals in their natural habitat.

Cley Marshes, one of the best birdwatching sites in Britain, is not far away. The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway runs regular steam trains from Wells to the beautiful village of Walsingham, with its famous Abbey.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

The Wells & Holkham circuit is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy

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