Start: Weybourne, NR25 7HN (Approximate) Distance: 3 miles Level: Easy Related Walks: ⦿ Weybourne to Sheringham via Norfolk Coast Path « Cley to Weybourne » Sheringham to West Runton
This is a short walk from Weybourne to Sheringham that is suitable for everyone, and takes in Sheringham Park.
An ideal circular route from The Prairie if you want to catch a steam train service one way.
The route starts at the Weybourne stop of the North Norfolk Railway. As you alight from the train, head towards the footbridge on the platform with the signal box. As you pass under the footbridge, you will see a gate to exit the station. Head through the gate and turn immediately left.
The path runs adjacent to the railway line for a few hundred yards, with horses stabled in fields on your right hand side. At the end of the path there is a fence and gate that borders the outermost perimeter of Weybourne Woods. Go through the gate, and follow the path for about half a mile, with the woodland on your right hand side.
When the path forks, follow the signs for Sheringham and carry on for a few hundred yards along the perimeter of the field. At the end, you’ll spot the National Trust signs, and will enter the grounds of Sheringham Park, with the hall visible on the left hand side.
Carry straight on, cutting across the path. Head past the gatekeepers cottages and over the cattle grid. You’ll see Humphry Repton’s excellent Gazebo on the hill over on your right hand side.
Heading out of the park, you’ll pass over another cattle grid. Walk down the drive, following the sign for Sheringham. Head towards the church, taking note of the village sign and unusual reservoir.
Look out for Sheringham Road; this is a main road but thankfully has a footpath along its length. The last leg of the journey towards the main Cromer Road is about a mile in length, and will take you past the local high school.
At the junction with the main road, head across and over the railway bridge near Sheringham Station. At this point you can take any one of a number of routes towards The Prairie; we usually head straight down Church Street past the Little Theatre onto the High Street.
Things to Do
- Watch the steam trains running along The Poppy Line
- Look out for poppies growing on the side of the road
- Head up to The Gazebo and admire the stunning views