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Rust-coloured cliffs reflected in the sea on the beach at Sheringham Park
Panoramic views across Sheringham Park to the coast. | © National Trust/Justin Minns

Woodland and coastal walk at Sheringham Park

Explore this varied circular walk through parkland, fields, woods, and along the cliff edge by the sea. See far-reaching views from the treetop gazebo and absorb the history and rich variety of trees, bird and animal life. Visit Weybourne Station, the Gazebo and Repton’s Temple with opportunities for refreshment along the route.

Steep edges and deep water

Take care around cliff edges and deep water.

Total steps: 12

Total steps: 12

Start point

Sheringham Park Visitor Centre, grid ref: TG139410

Step 1

From the visitor centre, go left past the Bower and follow red arrows on the 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.

Rhododendrons in June at Sheringham Park, Norfolk
Rhododendrons in bloom at Sheringham Park | © National Trust/Jemma Finch

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

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

Step 9

At the road, turn right inside the field edge. There is 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 viewing platform.

Step 10

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.

Step 11

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

Small temple in the garden at Sheringham Park on a sunny day, surrounded by trees with hilly parkland in the background
The Temple at Sheringham Park | © National Trust Images/John Miller

Step 12

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 in Summer House Valley then go left at the marker post onto the main path back to the visitor centre.

End point

Sheringham Park Visitor Centre, grid ref: TG139410

Trail map

Map trail for the woodland and coastal walk at Sheringham Park
Map trail for the woodland and coastal walk at Sheringham Park | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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