Cycling & Walking in Norfolk

“Cycling in Norfolk should be available on the NHS! We have just returned from a fabulous weeks cycling based at Cranmer Country Cottages in North Norfolk from where we cycled over 300 miles on the some of the best English lanes you could hope to find. Cranmer is very close to National Cycle Route 1 and Route 30 but with OS maps there is so much more on offer; quiet lanes linking pretty villages with duck ponds and great pubs, watch out for the wild life on the way, brown hares and barn owls don’t seem very shy as they go about their business. As club cyclists who have enjoyed lots of Great Britain and Europe on a bike we think Norfolk is a real gem.”
Jeanette and Ian Sumler Hutchinson

Walking in North Norfolk

Discover Norfolk from a different perspective and get fit into the bargain with bracing marsh beach or pinewoods walks. Walkers can visit the numerous nature reserves or SSIs, there are plenty of opportunities whilst walking for Bird watching in this coastal and wetland environment.

Our location is ideally suited to coastal walks and coast hopping by bus. Visitors can park and ride using a combination of walks and rides on the two coastal bus services, with lots of coastal pubs and eateries to enjoy. The Coast Liner 36 service runs along the coast from Wells next the Sea to Hunstanton and can be alighted anywhere between Wells and Fakenham. The North Norfolk Coastal Hopper CH1 bus service runs in the other direction along the coast from Wells next the Sea to Cromer.  A great place to stop on the way to King’s Lynn is Burnham Deepdale.  Although a centre for back packing and eco camping, Burnham Deepdale is a great place to explore on foot with the added bonus of a bustling information centre and a great cafe.

Keen walkers can start from Cranmer Country Cottages and join up with other trails – particularly Nelson’s Norfolk and the Holkham estate.

Cycling North Norfolk

There are a whole host of cycle routes and quiet country lanes across Norfolk’s gently undulating landscape making it perfect for cycling. You’ll also discover the hidden Norfolk, the heritage and culture, the views and so much more.

You can cycle directly from your holiday accommodation. Without venturing too far there is the wonderful Holkham estate. With its 600 acres of parkland, fallow deer herd and abundant wildlife, it is a must for a cycling holiday experience.


The Wells and Holkham Circuit

(The cycling route from Cranmer Country cottages joins the above map in the bottom left hand corner- access to the route is via the Roman Road on our doorstep.)

Joining on to our local route to Holkham is The Wells and Holkham Circuit (part of the National Cycle network, route number 1). This runs through Wells-Next-The-Sea back through the coastal pinewoods, Holkham deer park and the Triumphal Arch at Holkham Hall and returns back to Cranmer Country Cottages.


Norfolk Coast Cycleway

The Norfolk Coast Cycleway has loops and links and runs from King’s Lynn to Cromer. There are seven cycle routes and we are closest to Walsingham and Wells Explorer Loop 5. On the route you could pop in to see the Thursford Collection (a fair ground steam and organ museum) which is well worth a visit, find Fiddlers Hill (a impressive bronze age barrow), see inspiring views of the unspoilt natural coastline and stop off at the quaint medieval Walsingham (a centre for pilgrimage).


Cyclehire & Storage

At Cranmer we provide a lockable cycle store for bikes and a selection of local maps to get you going. Just let us know when you make your booking. You can organise bikes to be delivered to Cranmer subject to availability. Cycle hire includes bikes for all the family, tandems, tag alongs, child seats and repair kits. Helmets are also available to purchase.
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Our weekly stays are from Friday to Friday.  A standard short break is 3 or 4 nights, available to start on a Thursday, Friday or Monday.  Out of season and if we have last minute availability, we can be more flexible with arrival and departure days. Click here for our Property Rules

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Our Cottages

Last minute Holiday Cottage Breaks in Norfolk

Late Availability can be seen on the calendar above

Out of peak holiday season we can offer late availability special offers for short stays at short notice in our holiday cottages. Late availability offers are for last minute short breaks for arrivals within 14 days of making a booking.

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As we continue to review our Covid-19 protocols we are eaing some restrictions with caution. We are hoping to get back to more normal arrival and departure times: Earliest arrival 4.00pm and latest departure at 9.30pm. We will do our very best to be guest ready on time, however Covid cleaning and staff safety will have a baring on this.  Thank you for your understanding.