Repton’s walk at Sheringham Park, near Cromer, Norfolk

Walking trail

Enjoy a stroll through the glorious landscaped parkland at Sheringham, with stunning sea views as well as country vistas. Visit in May and June to see the vibrant rhododendrons and azaleas. Relax a while in the Bower and the Ling Hut; continue on until reaching the temple, designed by Repton but not built until over 160 years later.

Explore 1,000 acres of woodland and parkland with beautiful coastal views

Sheringham Park's landscaped gardens were designed in 1812 by Humphry Repton - pop into the Repton exhibition to learn about the history of the park. Visit the park in May and June to see the famous display of vibrant rhododendrons and azaleas. A moderate walk suitable for experienced walkers.


Map route for reptons walk at Sheringham Park


Sheringham Park Visitor Centre, grid ref: TG139410


Starting from the visitor centre, head down the main drive towards the turning for the Bower which is the first path on your left. If you have time (you will pass it on the way back as well), take a look in the Bower which is interesting all year round, both with colours and with wildlife. Return to the main pathway after your detour and walk through the varied collection of rhododendrons and azaleas which are shaded by the woodland canopy.

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View of the pond at the Bower in Sheringham Park


As you continue your walk down the drive take time to look at Moosewood tree on your left with bright green bark. In front of you will see a wooden hut called the Ling House. Stop for a moment to take in one of the best views in the park, looking down a valley framed by rhododendrons, over parkland and out to sea.

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A view of Ling House at Sheringham Park


Continue along the path taking in the different varieties of rhododendrons which first appeared in the park around the mid-1800s.

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A view of rhododendrons on the main drive at Sheringham Park


Approaching the black railings you now come to one of Humphry Repton's famous scenes from the Sheringham Red Book called 'The Turn'. As you descend down the drive Sheringham Hall appears sitting in front of Oak Wood with sea views on either side.

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A view of Sheringham Hall


Continue along the path and over the cattle grid which leads you out into the open parkland. As you approach Sheringham Hall (not open to the public) take the path to the left. If you wish to bypass the gazebo go right and pick up the route at Step 8.


Head through the gate and turn right. Follow the path to the gazebo and climb to the top to see the amazing views over the oak canopy. Looking out to sea when visibility is good, Blakeney Point may be seen.

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View from top of the Gazebo at Sheringham Park


Re-trace your steps through the gate until you are back outside Sheringham Hall. Continue straight along the path.


Park Lodge is on your left as you approach another cattle grid. Take a moment to view the parkland with the woods running along to your right. Centre stage is the temple which was designed by Repton but not built until 1975. Note how the parkland dips and rises to create a spectacular hide and seek game as you move along the path.

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The view from the Temple towards Sheringham Hall, Sheringham Park, Norfolk


Continue along the path passing by Hall Farm on your left and take the right hand pathway leading to the temple.


Once at the temple take a good look at Sheringham Hall. Does the temple seem to be at the same height as the hall? Follow the red, blue and orange arrows to the right. Keeping to the right as you cross the field to the five bar gate. Pass through the gate and head up the track (Summer House Valley).


At the marker, turn left along the main path back to the visitor centre. Here you will find the exhibition centre with copies of the Red Book and more information on Humphry Repton and the Upcher family.


Sheringham Park Visitor Centre, grid ref: TG139410

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Repton’s walk at Sheringham Park, near Cromer, Norfolk


The route is mostly on paths with a short section across the parkland. The terrain is undulating so there are a few uphill stretches.

Dogs must be kept under control at all times. Please keep them on a lead near the visitor centre and in the parkland as this area is grazed by cattle.

Repton’s walk at Sheringham Park, near Cromer, Norfolk

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Repton’s walk at Sheringham Park, near Cromer, Norfolk

How to get here

Sheringham Park, Norfolk, NR26 8TL
By train

Sheringham station, 2 miles (3.2km).

By road

Entrance at junction of A148/B1157. Two miles (3.2km) south-west of Sheringham, 5 miles (8km) west of Cromer and 6 miles (9.6km) east of Holt.

By foot

On Norfolk Coastal Path.

By bus

Sanders Coach route 5 operates a request stop at the main entrance.

By bicycle

National Cycle Network Regional Route 30 is 1.5 miles (2.5km) south of Sheringham Park.

Repton’s walk at Sheringham Park, near Cromer, Norfolk

Facilities and access

  • Pay and display (£6.50) car park 60 yds (NT members free)
  • Toilets near courtyard
  • Courtyard café
  • Dogs welcome under close control, please keep on leads near the visitor centre and in the parkland