The great outdoors

Spectacular Norfolk Coast

With over 100 miles of coastline, stretching from nature reserves to Victorian seaside towns, Norfolk has so much to offer. From Boughton, up to 40 minutes away are five of the UK’s cleanest beaches, offering all the sea and sand you could want – perfect for a relaxing coastal getaway.

Heacham (26 miles), Old Hunstanton (29 miles), Brancaster (33 miles), Holkham (37 miles)

Gooderstone Water Gardens and nature trail 

Located in West Norfolk, near Swaffham, consists of six acres of garden,
A natural trout stream, four ponds, waterways, thirteen bridges, mature trees & shrubs, nature trail, Kingfisher hide, 
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High Lodge at Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest is the largest lowland pine forest in Britain and located in a region straddling the north of Suffolk and the south of Norfolk in England. Enjoy a forest adventure at High Lodge Thetford Forest. Unwind with beautiful forest walks or try the excitement of the bike trails, Go Ape and adventure play. Also available is the Forest Segway experience, Pump Track, BBQ hire, Picnic Cinema.

Thetford IP27 0AF
01842 815434

Brandon Country Park

Brandon Country Park Visitor Centre and Tearooms are open from 10:00. The Park is open from dawn to dusk. 

There is ample car parking. Charges apply. The visitor centre offers advice on visiting the park with lots of information, guides and leaflets on our 3 nature trails and 8 mile cycle trail.

Brandon Country Park, Visitor Centre, Bury Road, Brandon. Suffolk. IP27 0SU
Tel: 01842 810 185.

Shouldham Warren

This is special place.
Shouldham Warren have the same access rights as the rest of Thetford Forest.  Walking, Running and Cycling are permitted.


There are two beautiful golf courses within a very short distance of Grassmere.
Ryston Park Golf Club and Swaffham Golf Club are happy to welcome day members. A bit further afield you will find King’s Lynn Golf Club, ranked as one of the top 100 courses in the country.

Ryston Park

Swaffham Golf Club


Mid Norfolk Shooting grownd

Set in over 50 acres of rolling Norfolk woodland, Mid Norfolk Shooting Ground has everything you want in one place including: floodlit Skeet and DTL ranges, sporting layout, air gun ranges, archery ranges, axe throwing, a large clubhouse and well-stocked gun shop. ALL are welcome to shoot.