Walking trail

Sheringham woodland and coastal walk, Sheringham Park, near Cromer, Norfolk

Walking trail

A wonderfully varied walk through parkland, fields, woods, and along a cliff edge by the sea.

Step into spring on an interesting walk with stunning views

Savour the views from the tree-top gazebo and absorb the history and rich variety of trees, bird and animal life. With opportunities for refreshment en route. Suitable for experienced walkers.


Map route for Sheringham woodland and coastal walk


Sheringham Park Visitor Centre, grid ref: TG139410


From the visitor centre, go left past the Bower and follow red arrows on marker post. Go left between the rhododendrons and then bear right by the five-bar gate, going right at the bottom of the hill (in May look out for the handkerchief tree on the right - you will know it if you see it!) and on past the small shed on the right, a former sawmill. Continue to follow the red arrows to Weybourne Station.

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Rhododendrons in flower along the main drive in May.


Bear left at the pond and walk left of the barrier onto Weybourne Heath.

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A white Admiral butterfly


Go right at the National Trust sign for Weybourne Heath, pass a pond on the right, then turn left and come out of the woods with Weybourne Station on the left and a church and the sea ahead.


Walk on, past the shed, then leave the red marker post route and go left through the gate to the station.


From the station, head towards the sea. Go either over the footbridge, if the station is open, or up onto the road and over the railway bridge. Continue along the road towards the village of Weybourne and the sea; there's a good footpath all the way.

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Weybourne Station with steam locomotive.


Follow the road into Weybourne village and go through the housing estate to the T-junction. Go right, signposted Kelling and Sheringham, then left across the A149 by the church. Go past the bus stop and at the Ship Inn turn right, down Beach Road towards the sea. If you fancy a diversion, the site of the ruins of Weybourne Priory will be found on the right along Beach road adjoining the church.

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Weybourne Priory dates from 13th - 15th centuries.


At the beach, turn right up the sandy path along the cliff edge and continue on. See a mill on the right, and pass a small terrace of houses on the cliff edge. Go through a kissing gate and pass a National Trust Sheringham Park sign and red marker post.


At next marker post, turn right inland. Go over the railway bridge, and past the barn.

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Skylark sometimes seen at Sheringham


At the road, turn right inside the field edge (no footpath here on this busy road) then cross the road by the telegraph pole. Go through the gate on the other side of the road and carry on along this path to The Gazebo.

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View from top of the Gazebo at Sheringham Park


Leave the path and climb to the top of The Gazebo, then return to the path and continue left. At the gate, go through to the left and follow the path in front of Sheringham Hall. Carry straight on past the Hall (not open to the public), going through the gate with a cattle grid by a house and the temple on the right at the top of the hill.

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Cows grazing in front of Sheringham Hall, Norfolk


At the marker post, go right and up the hill to the Temple.

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A view from the temple designed by Humphry Repton


From the Temple, follow the red, blue and orange arrows to the right, keep right across the field and go through the five-bar gate. Continue up the track (Summer House Valley) then go left at the marker post onto the main path back to the visitor centre.


Sheringham Park Visitor Centre, grid ref: TG139410

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Sheringham woodland and coastal walk, Sheringham Park, near Cromer, Norfolk


Varied paths with some steep slopes. Parts can be very wet underfoot, not suitable for buggies. Passes cliff edge and deep ponds.

Dogs welcome, but please keep under control and clean up after them.

Sheringham woodland and coastal walk, Sheringham Park, near Cromer, Norfolk

Contact us

Sheringham woodland and coastal walk, 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 the 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.

Sheringham woodland and coastal walk, Sheringham Park, near Cromer, Norfolk

Facilities and access

  • Parking 60yds (pay and display £5.20 2017) NT members free
  • Toilets near courtyard and at Weybourne Station (when open)
  • Courtyard café at Sheringham and buffet at Weybourne Station (when open)
  • Dogs welcome under close control