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5 best cycling routes in Norfolk

Visiting Norfolk for one of the many cycling events? Or simply just for leisure. North Norfolk is the ideal destination to explore on two wheels. With uninterrupted views across coast and countryside you’ll be amazed at the sites and attractions the area has to offer. From Outstanding Natural beauty sites, historical coastal paths and old… Read more »

Investing in Norfolk’s Wildlife

We are pleased to announce that we have recently become the latest Investor in Wildlife for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. With 35,000 members and counting, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust certainly has the backing of many wildlife enthusiasts. Kett recently showed its support by committing to a Silver Investor in Wildlife sponsorship. The Wildlife Trust is delighted by Kett’s… Read more »

The Nurture Project: Nurturing with Nature

‘Bringing nature into your life’ helps your well-being, both physically and mentally. There is increasing evidence that the further we stray from our agricultural and pastoral roots the more we find it difficult to cope. Reversing this process is no mean feat with more than 50% of us living in cities, but perhaps the best… Read more »

Things to do in a Norfolk Winter

Norfolk is not just a sunshine coastal county, but a destination which can surprise and delight at all times of the year. Don’t be depressed by Winter’s long, dark days – here in Norfolk there are some pretty exciting and unusual activities on offer: Eco Skating Thrills, spills but not so many chills at the… Read more »

A labour of fruit

This is the time of year when larders and freezers are groaning with the rewards of a productive year with harvests of  blackberries, sloes, damsons, quinces and apples all safely gathered in.  Here in North Norfolk, with plentiful fruit and produce available, cottage industries have grown up around using the local (and sometimes unusual) fruits… Read more »

2017 Kett Calendar – Which picture for the cover?

Every year we produce a calendar to celebrate the best of the Norfolk countryside. This year we’re having trouble deciding the right image for our cover and we’d like your help.  We’ve got 13 images to choose from, so take a look and then email me at tessa@kettcountrycottages.co.uk, putting your  chosen images month in subject line. From the… Read more »

Norfolk Walking Festival 2016

Whatever your age or fitness level, whether you favour coast or countryside, Norfolk has a walk for everyone, with its varied and beautiful landscapes and easy to follow routes and trails.  The latter come under the governance of the Norfolk County Council, who organise the Norfolk Walking Festival, which this year takes place from 22nd-30th… Read more »

5 bizarre facts from past Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics only days away, already preceded by doping scandals and health scares, we thought we would take a look at some unusual goings on from bygone Olympic eras:   During the 1904 games in St Louis, American marathon runner Fred Lorz sneakily hitched a ride in a car for most of… Read more »

From Brazil to Brancaster

With the Olympics just a few weeks away and competitive excitement reaching fever pitch, there may well be an inclination for some people to up their sport participation, albeit on a temporary basis.  How difficult can it be to hit or kick a ball, run a few yards, or pedal really fast? If you are… Read more »