Local Area - Places to Visit and Activities

SALHOUSE / SALHOUSE BROAD

NR13 6RX - Dog Friendly

Salhouse is hidden amongst the trees, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads and one of the most picturesque areas in the entire region. Salhouse Broad is on the River Bure between Wroxham and Horning.

Salhouse Broad is part of an internationally important wetland, with the status equivalent to a National Park. The Broads has more than 40 lakes linked together by 125 miles of navigable water. It is a truly magical area that is home to many species of rare plants, animals, insects and birds.

The area offers a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities - You can swim from the riverside beach and hire canoes and kayaks or try paddle boarding. 

Salhouse Broad offers takeaway refreshments from The Hungry Otter on the hill at the broad serving Barista coffee, specialty teas, savouries, cakes and pastries. Also local ice cream and sorbets including dog ice cream and treats!

Salhouse Broad regularly hosts events such as beer nights, pizza nights and Hog Roasts etc to name a few.

This small Norfolk village is home to Prima Rosa, a vintage tea room and craft shop which also stocks locally brewed beers, wines and spirits.

Salhouse has a local pub two doors down from Braemar - The Bell Inn - Please note this pub is currently changing owners and has reduced hours - The Bell will be a gastro pub/fish restaurant in due course.

Wander down Vicarage Road to Salhouse Lodge where you can sit back and relax in the peaceful grounds and enjoy live music on a Sunday.

Just around the corner from the Lodge is Salhouse All Saints Church, which dates back to the early fifteenth century and is also accessible by public footpath through the fields surrounding Salhouse.

https://www.salhousebroad.org.uk/

WOODBASTWICK

NR13 6HQ - Dog Friendly

A beautiful village with 19th century cottages, a lovely green with a thatched well house, and the medieval thatched church of St.Fabian and St.Sebastian.

Home of Woodfordes real ale The Fur and Feather Inn is a 10 minute walk from Salhouse Broad. This Norfolk Broads pub is right next door to Woodfordes Brewery. Book a brewery to tour to see behind the scenes and learn how your beer is made before you drink it. As you would expect The Fur and Feather Inn serves a wide range of Woodfordes Ales in addition to your usual pub beverages. There is a lovely beer garden in front of the pub and a large restaurant serving hearty meals which change with the seasons and with many of the dishes incorporating Woodfordes ale. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden.

https://www.woodfordes.com/the-fur-feather-restaurant-brewery-tap/

WROXHAM

NR12 8WH

The Capital of the Norfolk Broads

Wroxham has been a key site for boating since the 1800's.  Boats of all kinds are available for hire and there are also an abundance of Pubs and Restaurants.

The famous Roy's of Wroxham, the World's largest village store, dominates the centre of the village. 

Other attractions include Wroxham Barns Craft Centre with it's Junior Farm, children's funfair and award winning restaurant, and Hoveton Hall with it's beautiful gardens.

The Bure Valley Steam Railway runs from Wroxham to Aylsham and is Norfolk's second longest heritage railway and uses both steam and diesel locomotives. 

http://www.tournorfolk.co.uk/wroxham.html

RANWORTH BROAD

NR13 6HS - Dog Friendly

Park by the Staithe overlooking Malthouse Broad, and follow the boardwalk to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust's floating Broads Wildlife Centre. Nearby, past the beautiful thatched village hall, is the Church of St. Helen's. Known as 'The Cathedral of the Broads' this church affords magnificent views from the top of the tower. After the climb, recover at the church tearooms, or walk back to the Staithe and visit The Granary Stores and Tea Shop, and The Maltsters pub which serves traditional pub food and also has an outside Pizza Den to eat in or take away - Fantastic for children.

https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/nature-reserves/reserves/ranworth-broad-and-marshes

Dogs are not allowed on the nature reserve i.e. the wildlife centre or the boardwalk approaching it.

https://www.ranworthmaltsters.co.uk/ - Malsters Pub is dog friendly and highly recommended- Serves Traditional Pub Food and has an outside Pizza Hut - Great for Kids.

HORNING

NR12 8AA

Horning is a destination on the River Bure that can also be visited by Canoe/Kayak which are available to hire from Salhouse.

Stroll out of town and visit the picturesque church of St Benedict or climb aboard the Southern Comfort paddle boat for a guided trip to Ranworth Broad.

The Horning Sailing Club offers rowing boats for hire. 

Horning has several lovely riverside pubs to include The Swan Inn, The Ferry Inn and The New Inn all dog friendly. 

Home to BeWILDerwood Theme Park - a tree house adventure park suitable for all ages. Based on the Boggles and Twiggles children’s books it offers tree houses, zip-wires, a ‘sky maze’ and boat trips. 

Hire bikes from Broadland Cycle Hire, also located at BeWILDerwood, and explore the winding lanes around Horning or follow the Three Rivers Way cycle path to Hoveton and Wroxham. They provide bikes for all ages and even supply helmets, maps and locks.

https://www.broads.co.uk/guide-to-the-broads/places-to-explore-on-the-norfolk-broads/horning/

https://www.bewilderwood.co.uk/

HORSEY BEACH / HORSEY DUNES / HORSEY SEALS

NR29 4EQ - Dog Friendly

Horsey Beach is one of the many unspoilt and wonderfully quiet sandy Norfolk beaches on the east coast of the UK.

Because the beach backs onto Horsey Warren, the largest dune system in East Anglia, all you can see for miles around are the barren dunes, home to hundreds of different types of wildlife throughout the year. This is what gives this beach its wild feel. In the winter it has a desolate austere feel to it, in the summer it’s alive with noisy birds and insects.

The seals are the real attraction of this beach from November to about February. It’s a magnificent sight, with hundreds of grey seals breeding here, right on our very own Norfolk UK coast. These wonderful grey seals fill the whole beach!

It’s a lovely quiet sandy beach to come and enjoy in the summer too, often with the seals chilling out on the beach.

Horsey beach is also a very dog friendly beach so long as you keep them away from the seals during the summer months if there are any. In the winter months, however, during pupping season, there is no access to the beach, leaving the seals protected from visitors.

https://www.explorenorfolkuk.co.uk/horsey-beach.html

HOLKHAM BEACH / WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

NR23 1RG / NR23 1WD - Dog Friendly

Holkham is home to a 25,000 acre estate on the north Norfolk coast, in which stands Holkham Hall, an 18th century Palladian house, home to the Earl of Leicester. Surrounding the house is rolling parkland with Fallow Deer and Red Deer.

The unspoilt picturesque beach at Holkham has expansive white sands backed by sand dunes and pine woods and is popular with walkers and bathers alike. Behind the shoreline lies a basin, which, at high tides, fills to form a spectacular shallow lagoon (check tide times here). Holkham beach is also part of one of the largest National Nature Reserves in the country and is home to many rare species of flora and fauna.

Between world-renowned Holkham beach and the unique bird sanctuary of Blakeney Point, lies the pretty harbour town of Wells-next-the-Sea. Its harbour is sheltered by salt marshes from the open sea and the harbour is still used by sailing and crabbing boats. It is a great place for crabbing.

Wells town has a leafy Georgian Square and on Staithe Street you'll find a mix of traditional and contemporary shops. On the outskirts, is a light railway which takes on a four mile train ride to Walsingham. You can walk from the town to Wells beach, or take the seasonal narrow-gauge railway.

Take a walk through shady pinewoods to the sandy beach, and you'll be greeted with a row of colourful beach stilted huts and seals basking on the sand banks. Set in north Norfolk’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wells is part of the largest coastal nature reserve in England and Wales, and is a magnet for bird-watchers. Its marshes provide the perfect habitat for wading birds, bitterns, avocets, marsh harriers and winter geese.

While dogs and walkers can enjoy Wells and Holkham Beach all year round without restrictions, caution is advised on the adjacent Holkham Nature Reserve. Here dogs should be kept on a lead or under close control so they don't disturb or distress any of the wildlife in the area.

https://www.holkham.co.uk/nature-reserve-beach/nature-reserve/introduction

https://wellsguide.com/

WINTERTON ON SEA

NR29 4AJ - Dog Friendly

Winterton-on-Sea is the most northern seaside village in the borough of Great Yarmouth.

It's a small, historic village, picture-perfect with beautiful floral displays and pretty little thatched cottages. The village also has a stunning backdrop inland of majestic white wind turbines towards the villages of East and Wester Somerton, and mile after mile of pale sandy beach backed by sand dunes.

Winterton has a great village pub as well as a popular fish and chip takeaway.

There are some superb walks starting from Winterton on Sea.

The villagers parish church, The Holy Trinity is a truly magnificent building with one of the tallest church towers in Norfolk at over 130 feet. Elements of the church date from the 13th century, with the tower being built around 200 years later. The church was restored in the late 1800s. 

Winterton Dunes are a National Nature Reserve, a haven for birdwatching and wildlife with little tern and seal colonies in residence along with the rare Natterjack toad.

https://www.wintertononsea.co.uk/

NORWICH

NR2

Norwich is an attractive, historical city with great shopping opportunities and a lively, friendly culture. It boasts a medieval castle, two cathedrals, two large shopping malls, modern and historical architectural attractions, many historical and beautiful buildings and churches, and a wealth of independent shops, restaurants, bistros, and boutiques centered on the medieval Norwich Lanes.

https://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/

OTHER PLACES TO VISIT 

Cromer - https://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/south-east-england/norfolk/cromer.htm 

NR27 0WZ - Cromer Beach is not dog friendly - Cromer Promenade - dog's must be kept on a lead.

Great Yarmouth - https://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/ 

NR30 3EH - While Great Yarmouth's main beach has dog restrictions in the summer months, you're free to walk your dog on Great Yarmouth's southern beach all year round. You can find this quieter beach to the south of Wellington Pier and the Pleasure Beach

South Walsham - A typical Broadland village, with two churches in the same churchyard, a pleasant green, and traditional houses. You'll also find Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden with a lovely mix of wild spaces and beautiful gardens, leading down to South Walsham Inner Broad. There's also a gift shop and tea rooms. The village has various pubs. 

NR13 6AH - Dog Friendly.

Acle - An old market town, Acle sits by the road to Great Yarmouth, and on the edge of the great, flat expanse of Berney Marshes. Acle has a good variety of independent shops and places to eat and drink, as well as a market held every Thursday morning. 

NR13 - Dog Friendly.

http://www.aclebridge.co.uk/ - Acle Inn Pub - Traditional pub food and lovely view of the broads river.

Dog Friendly.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Park - https://www.thrigbyhall.com/

Sealife Centre Great Yarmouth - https://www.visitsealife.com/great-yarmouth/

Whitlingham Country Park - https://www.whitlinghamadventure.org.uk/ - Dog Friendly

Beccles Lido - https://www.beccleslido.com/#homepage-description Outdoor Lido suitable for all ages - Heated pools and inflatable sessions. 

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA


Walking
Cycling
Boating
Canoeing / Kayaking / Sailing and Paddleboarding
Surfing - Cromer and various other locations

Fishing - Salhouse Broad and various other locations
Horseriding - Woodland Park Equestrian Centre South Walsham
Birdwatching
Museums

Golf - Nearest Course is 4 Miles

http://www.norfolkpremiergolf.co.uk/ 

Various other courses to include -

 http://www.royalcromergolfclub.com/

If you would like to try something different then a Luxury Cruise with Private Skipper on the Broads may tempt you: 

https://www.broadlandcharters.com/

Highlights
  • Family and Dog Friendly
  • In the Heart of the Broads and Close to the Norfolk Coast
  • Historical Grade II Listed Thatched Cottage
  • Sleeps 5 Adults
  • Weekly Breaks / Short Breaks / Weekend Breaks
  • Fibre Broadband / Wi Fi
  • Parking for 2 Cars
  • Travel Cot and High Chair Available
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