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6 April 2019: Cromer to Felbrigg HallA wooden village sign

Start point grid reference: TG 214 424GPX file

This is our church rambling group’s annual Weekend Away, which sees 19 of us staying at the Cliftonville Hotel in Cromer. Today’s walk started there and ended at Felbrigg Hall, which is a National Trust property; my wife and I are both life members.

The walk started outside the hotel. We went east along the front for a short way before turning south through the town. The walk leader had added this bit to make the walk a decent length but it did take us past the pier, through some interesting streets and straight through the North Norfolk Information Centre.

From there we went diagonally across the open area to Hall Road, which took us past Cromer Hall. Soon after passing the Amazona Zoo we took the footpath south-west up a grassed hill. At the top we rested so some could get their breath back before continuing along the footpath to a bridge across the single-track railway.

Our route then took us past the new holiday cottages at Driftway Farm to meet the road on the outskirts of Felbrigg. We stopped on the village green to drink our tea and coffee.

It was not far from there to Felbrigg Hall. My wife and I looked round the walled garden, had a scone and cup of tea each and visited the church before meeting the others to retrace our steps.