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 Post subject: Norfolk/Ransome trip advice needed!
PostPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 15:50 
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I'm visiting Norfolk for the first time in May, together with my mother and sister. Any ideas for things to do around the Norfolk Broads that could combine Coot Club sightings (me) with fun things for non-Ransome fans (mum and sis)?


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk/Ransome trip advice needed!
PostPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 20:50 
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Blakeney for seal trips; Holkham Hall for stately home and parkland; Holt for a nice wander amongst shops and cafes; Cley for birdwatching.


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk/Ransome trip advice needed!
PostPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 21:37 
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You could try and get a day in Norwich - not specifically Ransome, if I remember rightly, but I feel it's not to be missed if you're in Norfolk. The market with the Guildhall, St Peter Mancroft church, and what the tourist office insists on calling 'The Lanes'; the Cathedral; the museums... oh, and lots of good places to eat, whether that's chips on the market or something more substantial.

The Norfolk Broads do extend into Suffolk, by the way!


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk/Ransome trip advice needed!
PostPosted: 06 Apr 2019, 21:40 
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The broads are so pretty that even non Ransome fans will hopefully like them!

Do you know where you are staying? And will you be relying on public transport?

I second all of Lizco's suggestions and recommend a day at the coast if you can - there's a great bus called the Coast Hopper which links 3 routes to let you go from Cromer to King's Lynn stopping where you want.

More boats go out to the seals from Morston these days and you can walk there too - it has the feel of Ransome's Secret Water as the tide comes in too!

If you get to the coast then there's also Burnham Overy which was the setting for When Marnie Was There.

If you are coming in late May, and the weather has been warm you might even see the swalllowtail butterflies.

Feel free to PM if you'd like more ideas but without posting publicly the dates/location of your trip! I felt very Coot Club-ish last weekend as we discovered some Grear Crested Grebes building a nest - I didn't want to say where we'd seen them but we'll go back & check on their progress!


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 Post subject: Re: Norfolk/Ransome trip advice needed!
PostPosted: 10 Apr 2019, 11:21 
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Ranworth church, not far from Horning (home of Coot Club), has a lovely medieval rood screen, and a tall tower you can climb up and get the most wonderful view all round. Also, the floating Broads wildlife centre is there - https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk ... orth-broad

St Benet's Abbey - ruined abbey right on the River Bure, https://www.norfarchtrust.org.uk/stbenets

Bure Valley Railway - https://www.bvrw.co.uk

Have a lovely time - Norfolk is the best!


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