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Two people walking up a hill on a summer's day towards the Temple at Sheringham Park.
Visitors walk up Temple Hill at Sheringham Park, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Repton’s walk at Sheringham Park

On this stroll through the landscaped parkland at Sheringham, you'll take in impressive sea views as well as country vistas. 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.

Enjoy seasonal flowers

Visit in May and June to see the vibrant rhododendrons and azaleas.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Sheringham Park Visitor Centre, grid ref: TG139410

Step 1

Starting from the visitor centre, head down the main drive towards the turning for the Bower which is the first path on your left. 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.

Step 2

Continue your walk down the drive. In front of you is a wooden hut called the Ling Hut.

The Ling Hut at Sheringham Park
The Ling Hut provides a welcome stop point on your walk | © National Trust Images/Kezia Everson

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Head through the gate and turn right. Follow the path to the gazebo and, if you wish, climb to the top to see the amazing views over the oak canopy.

Step 7

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

Step 8

As you approach another cattle grid, Park Lodge is on your left, and a view of the parkland and woods runs along to your right. Centre stage is the temple. Keep moving along the path, noting how the parkland dips and rises.

Step 9

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

Step 10

Once at the temple, follow the red, blue and orange arrows to the right. Keep 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).

Step 11

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.

End point

Sheringham Park Visitor Centre, grid ref: TG139410

Trail map

Map showing route and steps of Repton's walk at Sheringham Park
Repton's walk at Sheringham Park | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TL

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