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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 »

Love Tennis? Love Norfolk!

There is nothing that says that summer has arrived more than the sound of ball hitting racquet, and with Wimbledon firmly in our sights, tennis fever is steadily rising. The strawberries are poised, the forecast is looking suitably uncertain, and everywhere people are looking out their old tennis racquets which haven’t been used since inspiration… Read more »

5 Great Walks in North Norfolk

  North Norfolk is a beautiful place filled with wonderful scenery and varied wildlife.  Don’t take our word for it – Norfolk is peppered with designated ‘areas of outstanding natural beauty’,  and in our humble opinion the best way to enjoy them is to walk through them, whether by the coast or in the countryside. We may not have… Read more »

Tea, cake and a royal birthday

With the Queen’s 90th birthday this week, planned celebrations seem to consist largely of consuming significant amounts of tea and cake in her honour.  Which is only fitting, as it is reportedly Her Majesty’s favourite meal of the day, and she doesn’t look bad on a lifetime of regular cake intake. If you consider it… Read more »

5 Great Norfolk Gardens

Looking round someone else’s beautiful garden on a Sunday afternoon in the summer, with side servings of tea and homemade cake is something of a national pastime, and in North Norfolk we can boast more than our fair share of spectacular gardens.   72 Norfolk gardens are open under the NGS scheme alone this summer, not forgetting whole villages who… Read more »

Blakeney Nature Reserve – always a winner

Blakeney Nature Reserve has just been announced as runner-up in the Countryfile Magazine Award for the best UK Nature Reserve for 2015/2016. It is one of the largest expanses of undeveloped coastal habitats of its type in Europe, and extends to 1,097 hectares.  It is home to Twite, snow bunting and shore larks, tern colonies with… Read more »

Hidden Gems of Norfolk

Even people who have lived all their lives in North Norfolk come across places they didn’t even know existed. So what hope does your average visitor have of getting to know this large and varied county? Especially when the natives tend to play things pretty close to their chests.  To try and help our Kett… Read more »

Top 5 Romantic Things to Do in Norfolk

Here in Norfolk, we tend not to blow our own trumpets romantically speaking, but in fact this beautiful part of the world provides both setting and activities to satisfy the most romantic of fools.  To help things along we have devised a cunning plan with a top 5 romantic things to do in Norfolk. Book… Read more »

Burnham Overy – a bird’s eye view

Usually visitors who come to our beautiful county, choose to explore its attractions by car, on foot, by boat or by bicycle. Murray Taylor, who stayed at a Kett cottage in Burnham Overy has come up with an alternative way to see the countryside – through video goggles whilst flying a radio controlled quadcoptor, so… Read more »