Hi, I’m David Hobart. I was born in North Norfolk just after the end of hostilities (second war not the first).
I grew up in Cromer and have lived and worked in various parts of North Norfolk ever since. As a result I have extensive knowledge of the area.
The businesses and places featured on the site are well known to me. I intend to write about only the best that North Norfolk has to offer.
I will give guidance on what I consider the most attractive and interesting things to see and do when you visit.
Please note that any North Norfolk holiday cottages, Norfolk B & B’s, hotels, campsites, holiday parks and guest houses that I feature I will not have stayed at. I will not be commenting on the standard of accommodation and service in any detail. Where I recommend cafés and restaurants I will have eaten there.
We all like to peruse the glossy travel brochures but they don’t tell you about the very best North Norfolk beaches, off-the-beaten-track picnic spots and other gems the tourists seldom find.
I won’t waste time on negative reviews. I will direct you to what is best, different and unusual in this unique part of Norfolk – what I think you will enjoy when taking a Norfolk holiday.
Burnham Overy Staithe to Sheringham, Cromer and North Norfolk’s Far East
A short distance on the road north from my birthplace of Holt brings you to what I believe is one of the finest coastlines in all of England.
Stretching from Burnham Overy Staithe in the west, to my personal ‘turn the car around’ point of Horsey in the east, lies a diverse landscape of salt marshes butted up against shingled shorelines; reclaimed marsh that in the summer months is grazed by cattle and sheep; wide expanses of sandy beach, cliffs dotted pink with clumps of thrift and sand dunes spiked with marram grass.
There are several nature reserves, harbour villages with pretty cottages constructed of red brick and the local flint, stately homes, extensive woodlands and bustling market towns.
Distinguished Norfolk council tax payers
Norfolk has strong bonds with royalty. Her Majesty the Queen’s extensive Sandringham Estate, with its excellent visitor centre, is located near King’s Lynn.
Celebrities from the world of entertainment also seem to like us; several have houses in the Burnham Market area.
What Norfolk does not have
- We decided many years ago not to join the nation’s motorway network. The main entry route to Norfolk is the A11 that leads to the city of Norwich.
- Heavy industry.
- Urban sprawl.
- Crime – not completely lacking but according to Home Office statistics, Norfolk now has the lowest rate in England.
The way to discover what North Norfolk has to offer is to come here and explore. I would be very surprised if you do not return again and again. Cornwall: where’s that?
If you have any questions about North Norfolk I will try to answer them. I will always give you my honest opinion.
This website is a big project that is far from complete. If there is a North Norfolk subject that you would like me to write about or if you would like to contribute, please do not hesitate to: Email Me