Reasons to visit North Norfolk for a great holiday experience.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust – Appeal Target Reached

It is great news that the Norfolk Wildlife Trust appeal to raise over £2m to purchase more marsh between Salthouse and Cley has been successful. Pope's Marsh has now been purchased and work will start soon on the new Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre to be built on the same site as the present NWT visitor building.

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The Sea Marge at Overstrand

To the casual visitor Overstrand is a pleasant but unremarkable Norfolk coastal village. There is a good beach, a village shop and post office, a clifftop cafe and a good public house; a great place to spend a summer's day. However, there is more to Overstrand than meets the eye. I will be detailing some of the village's unusual features in a later article. The Sea Marge Hotel is an impressive building at the eastern end of the high street and is a unique place to stay and a great place to dine.

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North Norfolk – Its Coastal Wonders

A very evocative video illustrating the wildlife that can be found along the North Norfolk Coast during the winter months. Directed and produced by Peter Naylor with a commentary written and read by Martin Wase and music by Kye Rodriguez & Peter Fellows. This is a Fall Time Production & Kestrel Films Short. Enjoy!

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Stiffkey – notable for cockles and a former village rector

Stiffkey in North Norfolk is a pretty village with houses lining each side of the main coast road, the A149. Unremarkable now, the village was nationally in the public eye in 1932 when the rector of the parish, Harold Davidson, was accused of immorality by a Consistory Court convened in Norwich. The charge related to Davidson's work as a counsellor and carer for London's prostitutes. This caused a great scandal and the court's decision was that Davidson should be defrocked. Many thought the decision wrong and his friends and followers supported him to the end of his life. He is buried in Stiffkey churchyard. Approximately 3000 people attended the funeral.

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The Poppy Line – North Norfolk’s Heritage Steam Railway

The North Norfolk Railway - also known as the Poppy Line - is one of the county's favourite tourist attractions. The engineers that maintain the engines and rolling stock are mainly volunteers, as are the staff in the station shops, restaurants and booking offices. Thousands of tourists visit the stations and ride the steam trains from Sheringham to Weybourne and Holt each year.

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