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Sustainable travel in Norfolk

A group of people sit in boat on the water whilst on a seal-watching trip at Blakeney Point in Norfolk.
Visitors on a seal-watching trip at Blakeney Point | © National Trust Images/Hanne Siebers

Whether you’re looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot. Plan your day out in Norfolk using greener travel options.

Travel by bus

  • Blakeney National Nature Reserve - The Coasthopper bus service is available between King’s Lynn and Mundesley, and stops at Blakeney village. Please be advised that it's a further 4 mile walk along a shingle spit to reach the end of Blakeney Point.
  • Blickling Estate - Sanders Coaches Services 43, 44, 44A, X44 are available from Norwich to Aylsham, which is located 2 miles from Blickling Estate. Sunbeam service 1A from Aylsham Market Place departs on a Monday and Friday at 10:10am and 11:40am, with return trips at 11:50am, 1:28pm, and 4:08pm.
  • Brancaster Estate - The Coasthopper buses run all year between King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Wells, Fakenham, Sheringham and Cromer.
  • Elizabethan House Museum - is located in Great Yarmouth and can be easily reached via local services.
  • Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate - a direct service from Sheringham (four buses per day) and Cromer (two buses per day) runs Monday to Friday. These services are operated by Sanders, using fully accessible 18-seat vehicles and travelling through the estate.

  • Morston Quay - The Coasthopper bus stops in Morston. Follow directions to Morston Quay on foot, which is around a 5 minute walk. From here you can pick up a boat trip to see the seals on Blakeney Point.
  • Oxburgh Estate - The Swaffham flexibus+ travels to/from Swaffham and the villages in West Norfolk and Breckland. This service is available 7am - 7pm, Monday to Saturday and can be booked to pick you up at a time to suit you.
  • Sheringham Park - Sanders Coaches, Fakenham to Sheringham service, stops on request at the main entrance to the Park. Coasthopper bus 1 also runs to nearby Weybourne from Wells-next-the-sea, Sheringham and Cromer.
  • West Runton - Holt to Cromer services numbers 4 and 5 (Sanders Coaches) pass Sandy Lane, Aylmerton. The entrance to the woods and heath is just off Sandy Lane.

Nearby railway stations

Don’t forget to plan your onward journey from the train station.

  • Blickling - The Bure Valley Railway steam train runs to Aylsham (2 miles away) from Hoveton & Wroxham station. There are connecting trains from Norwich, Sheringham and Cromer on the scenic Bittern Line.
  • Elizabethan House Museum - The nearest station is Great Yarmouth, located ½ mile away.
  • Felbrigg Hall - The nearest stations are at Cromer or Roughton Road, both 2½ miles away.
  • Sheringham Park - The Bittern line runs into Sheringham Station from Norwich (via Cromer), it's a 2 mile walk from the Upper Sheringham entrance to the park. The North Norfolk Railway runs steam trains on the Poppy Line to Weybourne from Sheringham and Holt. It's approximately a 45 minute walk from Weybourne station.
  • West Runton - The nearest stations are West Runton (1½ miles), Sheringham (2½ miles) and Cromer (2½ miles).

Cycle routes

The National Cycle Network (NCN) is a UK-wide network of signed paths and routes, ideal if you’re looking to reach places by bike.

  • Blickling Estate - is on the Rebellion Way, a 232 mile route around Norfolk. You can also travel by bike along the Weaver’s Way cycle route and footpath from North Walsham to Aylsham, and the Bure Valley cycle route from Wroxham to Aylsham, as well as the Marriotts Way, a 26 mile footpath, bridleway and cycle route between Norwich and Aylsham.
  • Elizabthean House Museum - Regional Route 30, Great Yarmouth to Cromer.
  • Felbrigg Hall - Felbrigg is near the North Norfolk Coast Cycleway. It's also on the Rebellion Way, the 17/39-mile 'Experience Cromer' routes and the 29 mile 'Lords of the Manor' route.
  • Sheringham Park - The Norfolk Coast Cycleway passes nearby. The park is also on the 39-mile Cromer roamer route and the Rebellion Way.

Arriving by foot

  • Blickling Estate - The Weavers' Way runs through Blickling Estate. The Bure Valley Path from Wroxham to Aylsham and the Marriotts Way, between Norwich and Aylsham are both just two miles away.
  • Blakeney Quay, Brancaster Estate, Mortston Quay and Sheringham Park are all on the Norfolk Coast Path.
  • Felbrigg Hall - The Weavers' Way runs through the estate.

Electric Charging

We're working with a new supplier, RAW Charging, to bring more electric vehicle charging points to the places in our care.

  • Sheringham Park
  • Felbrigg Hall

Electric charging points (Pod Point) are available in the main car parks of both properties. Please download the Pod Point app before you visit and note that the cost to charge a vehicle is 45p/kWh. There is a 2-hour limit on charge time in order to allow others to use these facilities.

Local green schemes

We're working with Good Journey in Norfolk, who are supported by a coalition of transport and conservation organisations to address the need for more sustainable travel. So if you're planning a car-free day out, take a look at some of their initiatives, which provide discounts to those arriving by public transport.

Blickling Estate

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate

Sheringham Park

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