Barrows and earthworks can still be found on the heath above the village and those that have been excavated have revealed the ashes of the dead. Mass of gorse or heather depending upon the time of year and fine views across the surrounding marshland are guaranteed.
Salthouse Marshes are one of a string of important birding sites along the north Norfolk coast. A shingle bank protects it from the ravages of the North Sea ( most of the time). 66 hectares of coastal grazing marsh and saline lagoons. Salthouse Marshes lie between Walsey Hills and Kelling Hard, are of international importance for wildlife, particularly birds.
South of the village a large area of heathland marks
the escarpment of the Holt / Cromer ridge a feature
formed by a retreating glacier. The Heath is a very
important wildlife habitat and also has the largest
cluster of Bronze Age burial mound sin Norfolk. The
habitats include shingle beach and freshwater marshes,
various lagoons, reed-fringed pools and wader scrapes.
Hides overlook many of the best areas.