Unspoilt North Norfolk
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West Runton is between Cromer and Sheringham on the North Norfolk Coast. This is a small village with a lot going for it if you like the countryside. We stayed as before, at the Caravan Club site, Incleborough Fields, a large site but landscaped around a hilly area with small terraces giving a view of the sea about 15 minutes walk away. The site is reached by driving over a golf course which is owned by the Links Hotel where a decent lunch can be had at the Clubhouse.
There is plenty of walking from the site both inland and along the beach and there are a few shops including a butchers and grocers. Nearby attractions include the Shire Horse Centre only five mins walk from the site and local pubs in the village.
Further along the coast there is the village of Blakeney with it's large quayside and parking. The next village is Moreston where from the quay you can take a boat trip to see the seals off Blakeney point. A little further along the coast is Wells Next The Sea, an old fashioned seaside town but the real treat for us is another three miles up the coast.
Holkham Beach is part of the Holkham Estate. The beach is huge and approached through a pine wood. to give some idea of scale, it takes about twenty minutes to walk from the treeline to the water and when you get to the waters edge, all you can see in either direction is the sandy beach. It's huge. peaceful and stunningly beautiful. Car parking on the approach road is £3 but don't be put off by the price or the often large number of vehicle.
I am just going to add a little to my entry above. That is to let anyone interested know that the National Trust really seem to have got their act together with catering. We went to Fellbrig Hall near Cromer which has brilliant gardens and some lovely walks in the grounds. When in the garden we noted lots of veg growing. Later we wanted something to eat and found that as well as the usual cafe where you get tea and a bun, there is a proper restaurant. Very nice furniture and decor serving a very nice lunch using, you guessed it, the veg from the garden. Great service and value so we are looking forward to going back. Good on you Nat Trust, hope the same thig applied to other proerties.