UK. May to September 2018. Norfolk.

Norfolk was always one of our favourite places to visit for a weekend when we were working so we were happy to spend a few days there with Di and David in June and then have another couple of days there in July.

In June we stayed at a campsite near Fakenham which had a walled garden, which we were grateful for as it was quite windy for much of the time.

We, of course, had to have a BBQ on our first evening.

On the Friday James (Di & David's son), Sophie and grandson Bertie arrived which was a lovely surprise and stayed with us until Sunday.

One morning we drove to Holme Nature Reserve and had a lovely walk along the empty beach towards Hunstanton.

We visited Blickling Hall, an imposing Jacobean mansion set in gardens and parkland.

The front entrance to the house.

The house from the formal back gardens.

The Library.

One of the kitchens.

James and Sophie wanted to take Bertie to the beach so we all went to Holme again. They enjoyed a good walk with the dogs along the shoreline.

Wild flowers next to the track along the top of the dunes - I think the pink flower is an orchid.

 

Afterwards we all went for a fish and chip lunch - excellent!!

Our second visit was to a small site a few miles north of Norwich. There was a disused railway next to the site which had been turned into a walk/cycle way. As we'd got our bikes we spend a morning riding along the path stopping at a couple of old stations which now have shops, cafes and a museum.

A lovely quiet site with plenty of shade.

The old railway cycle track.

 

1.Toddington.

Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

2. Woodend, Lake District.

3. Norfolk.

4. New Forest Folk Festival.

 

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One of the old railway stations.