Activities

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Sailing: Sailing at Burnham Overy Staithe or Brancaster where lessons can be organised with Jamie Borthwick at North Shore. Sailing / Windsurfing Lessons Northshore Windsurfing, Chandlery and Leisurewear The Boat Yard Main Road Brancaster Staithe 01485 210236 (Jamie Borthwick) Ferries take passengers to Scolt Head Island from Burnham Overy Staithe in season and according to the tides. A fantastic place for family picnics or just beachcombing and bird watching on golden sands. Crabbing as the tide is falling can be great fun for children on the Burnham Overy quay. Crab lines on sale from the boathouse – remember to take some bait – bacon is the usual choice. Similar off the quay at Wells and at Brancaster Staithe. Shopping: Shopping in Burnham Market, Holt or the small back streets of Wells offers diversity from local produce, delicatessens, fish shops, butchers’ to something special for the home or designer fashion. Follow shopping with lunch at the Hoste Arms on the green at Burnham Market. Coastal Bird Watching: Visit Titchwell Bird Reserve and Holkham. Morston Marshes and Stiffkey are excellent for viewing an array of sea birds. Stop for a light lunch at Crabbies for locally caught fish crab and mussels. Beaches: See 'Beaches' pull-down tab under 'Local Area' tab located on horizontal menu bar at top of page. Walks: Norfolk is perfect for cycling and walking. With its combination of winding country roads, quiet lanes, forests and bridlepaths there is always a view to surprise you. Even if you haven't ridden a bike for years, or you don't possess a pair of walking boots, the gentle contours of the landscape are never too challenging and you are never far away from a welcoming local pub or tea-shop so you can re-charge your batteries. Whether you prefer the refreshing sea breezes or leafy countryside you will find a cycling or walking route to suit you. There are plenty of places to hire a bike once you get here or you can bring your own bicycle - even on the train.

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