The Village of Holme-next-the-Sea in Norfolk

Holme-next-the-Sea Norfolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the village of Holme-next-the-Sea located on the West Coast of Norfolk. The peaceful village of Holme-next-the-Sea is where the Roman Long Distance Path Peddars Way comes to its seaward end (or where it starts depending on your point of view). This coastal village is located in Area designated of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you will find quiet beaches with a small amount of shingle, backed by Marram grass covered sand dunes. There are large expanses of coastal marshes and sandy beaches to be discovered in this area. The Hunstanton Golf Course extends into Holme and there are riding stables nearby.

The Norfolk Coastal Path that runs all the way to Cromer can also be picked up from here, so there are plenty of opportunities for short or long strolls. For the horse rider there are a network of bridleways and miles of sandy beaches on which to ride.

Many different species of birds have been spotted in this area. There a number of hides, which overlook a variety of bird habitats and winter feeding stations. In addition there is a dedicated sea-watching hide, the first in Norfolk.   Further round the coast is the RSPB reserve at nearby Titchwell offering excellent bird watching, open all year.

The village has a village inn which serves meals and for a village shop you will need to visit Old Hunstanton  just one and half miles away where you can stock up on essentials. The busier seaside resort of Hunstanton, with its unusual cliffs and many seaside attractions and shops, is under three miles round the coast.. At Hunstanton you can see wonderful sunsets across the Wash as part of the coastline is on the East Coast but actually faces West.

It was at Holme that an Ancient Tree Ring was found, a ring of old wooden timbers which had been known  about by the local population for some years. It was, formed by 55 oak timber posts completely encircling an upturned oak tree, and generated much public and media interest.  The timber posts were transferred to Flag Fen, near Peterborough, the archaeological centre based on the site of a unique Bronze Age religious complex. The laboratories at Flag Fen specialise in the study of prehistoric timber and have preserved the posts by submerging them in a water tank to prevent them from deterioration.
For Norfolk or Suffolk Bed & Breakfast - Click the B&B or Accommodations Link.s. Peddars Way - A long distance footpath which runs for 45 miles from Knettishall in Suffolk to Holme next the Sea where it links up with the Norfolk Coast Path. Once a Roman military road, built after the Boudiccan revolt of AD61 so that troops could patrol the territory and keep the rebellious Iceni tribe in their place. The road actually disappears into the sea, though it is not known why.

For Norfolk or Suffolk Hostels - Click the Hostel or Accommodations Link.s Long, long ago this area was covered in trees and it would have been possible to walk all the way to Scandinavia, right across what is now the North Sea.

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