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Wells & Holkham circuit

Holkham Beach.  Photo from Gene Selkov Route Details

  • From - to: Circular ride based on Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Distance: 10 mile loop
  • Terrain: Mix of private roads and public roads and paths.  Good surface when on-road, some traffic-free sections can be a little rough
  • National Cycle Network: National Route 1

Route Description

The route starts in the delightful fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea and passes through beautiful countryside before returning you to your starting point.

Heading out on Beach Road you quickly join the Norfolk Coast Path, offering you great views of Holkham Bay.  From here you head inland towards Holkham on a private road through Holkham Estate.  You’ll pass a Deer Park and Holkham Hall before joining a public road which connects to the B1105 which takes you back to Wells.

Attractions include the Holkham National Nature Reserve and the Holkham Estate, which welcomes visitors by bicycle. Secure bicycle racks can be found in the Pottery Yard next to the Stables restaurant and the Pottery shop. You could also take a boat trip to nearby Blakeney Point, home to a colony common and grey seals. While Cley Marshes, one of the best birdwatching sites in Britain, is not far away.

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This ride is a 10 mile circular route for cyclists and walkers, using part of National Route 1 and the Norfolk Coast Cycleway.

10 miles