|Mid-Winter at Thornham||January 2017|
But Burns Night is just one part of the fantastic time of year that is the Norfolk coast in mid-winter. There is something very special about our corner of the county at this time of the year. The coastline is atmospheric as the skies just seem to loom larger and slightly darker and the grasses on the dunes whisper their secrets as the wind whips through them.
Some of our favourite places to experience the coast in all its magnificence are a walk, cycle or short drive away from Thornham:
Mindfulness at Thornham. If you turn left out of the Deli car park and cross the road you will soon reach Staithe Lane. Follow this to the very end, where the road meets the coastal path. Follow the boardwalk until it reaches a sharp bend left towards the pine woods. Here, you leave the path and cut through the dunes to the beach. A perfect place to just wander on the shoreline and let the noise of the waves wash any problems away.
Watching the boats come in at Brancaster Staithe. If you cycle or drive five miles from Thornham Deli down to Brancaster Staithe, you can visit the boatyard at the Staithe. This is a beautiful little working jetty, with boats coming in and out with their loads of mussels, crabs and other bounty from the seas. You can also hire canoes and kayaks and have your own adventure in the Creakes. Guided trips are available via http://www.thecanoeman.com/seakayaking.php It is definitely worth going on a guided trip if you are unfamiliar with the area.
Visit a seaside town. from Thornham Deli, the seaside town of Hunstanton is a five mile trip in a westerly direction. The town has a range of shops, restaurants, cafes, activities and amusements to keep the whole family entertained. Hunstanton is home to a wide range of water sports as well as the perfect place to go rock-pooling as the large stones hold the secrets of the ocean and all is revealed as the tides go out.
These are just three of the many attractions that keep people returning to the North Norfolk coast. And for the next few months, Thornham Deli and No33 are working hard to make your stay here even more enjoyable. We have joined forces with our good friend Eric Snaith at Titchwell Manor and Eric’s Fish and Chips to put on a fantastic mid-week deal. #Toastofthecoast is the unique eating and staying deal that means our guests can stay for two nights at any of our No33 properties and enjoy a meal at both the renowned AA 3-star Titchwell Manor and Eric’s Fish and Chips – all for £270. Call us on 01485 524352 for more details.