Norfolk Country Parks

North Norfolk has a number of beautiful Country Parks that display the stunning and expansive North Norfolk Countryside. Each offers something completely different.

Pretty Corner - Sheringham
Pretty Corner Woods are situated on an unusually hilly area of Norfolk between the towns of Holt and Cromer, making them a unique place to walk and explore. Although owned by three different landowners, the whole wood is open to the public to enjoy as an area of recreation.

Pretty Corner Woods rise to 96 metres above sea level as its southern edge, making it one of the highest points in Norfolk, supporting fine views towards the historic holiday town of Sheringham and out to the North sea. Whether you’re walking your dog, bird watching or strolling along the woodland paths, Pretty Corner is always open for you to enjoy the changing seasons of the countryside.

Bacton Woods  bacton woods
Bacton Woods is the perfect location for horse riding, cycling, orienteering or simply having a leisurely stroll round the woods. Bacton Woods is a mosaic of conifer plantation, mixed woodland and open areas. There are over 30 species of tree within the wood, some native and some introduced. The site as you see it today was mainly planted between 1956 and 1971. Much of the central and southern area was formally heath land, and you will find heather, broom and gorse. The area north of the forest was an ancient broadleaf woodland, managed by the thinning and felling of conifers; this has encouraged natural regeneration of the broadleaf species and plants such as Bluebells, Wood Sorrel and Dog’s Mercury, which are indicative of old woodland.

Holt Country Park
Holt Country Park is only a short walk from the historic market town of Holt, and is a tranquil woodland dominated by Scots Pine and native broadleaves. Its rich ground flora supports an abundant display of wildlife including Goldcrests, Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, Emperor Dragonflies and Deer.

The Park contains a Visitor Centre with shop, toilets, and way marked walks which include an Easy Access Trail, and for the more adventurous, countryside walks from 1-18miles. When exploring the park you may stumble upon a viewing tower, pond, sculptures, totem pole and play area, or why not pick up an activity to keep you occupied from the visitors centre. Activities can be organised for groups and are very popular with schools, or families can join in environmental and arts events throughout the year. holt country park