Fungi Foray : October/Early November

The Foray described in the guide was at Holt Country Park, but different Fungi events run at different locations every October/November. Costs vary depending on the length of the event, who’s running it, what’s included (e.g. refreshments, admission price to the venue etc). Often they're scheduled for school half term holiday.

The best thing to do is check websites for details near the time. Here are some suggestions for useful websites:

Visit North Norfolk

Thetford Forest Park

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists'Society




Park and beach open all year, Hall seasonal. 

Beautiful country estate, home of the Coke family who have lived there since the mid 18th century. The hall and park are open to the public, and the estate includes one of the best beaches in the country (or anywhere) and a beautiful deer park.

How to get there

By road: Holkham is two miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main A149 coast road. Brown tourist signs indicate the route from Fakenham (Satnav: NR23 1AB).

Bus: The Norfolk Coasthopper runs from King's Lynn and Hunstanton to Sheringham and has two stops at Holkham. The main bus stop is on the main road in Holkham village. . The Hall is circa ¾ mile walk through the park.

Rail:King's Lynn (23 miles),

Bike: Holkham Park is on National Cycle Route 1.View local cycle routes


The beach: One of the most beautiful beaches in the country – wide open sands, dunes, pools, and some muddy bits which are fun to mess about in. Pine woods behind with walks. All part of a nature reserve.

The deer park: open to the public all year round by foot. Lovely landscaped park with a very large herd of deer. Walks in the woods, around the lake,and in the open park, with views to the hall.

Holkham Hall and other visitor attractions: The hall is regularly open, plus a museum, electric boat trips on the lake and other seasonal events. Best thing to do is check the website .

Cost: The deer park and beach are free! There is a large pay and display car park for the beach. If you arrive early enough in the summer you can try parking on the much smaller but free village car park on the other side of the road, just before the main entrance gates to the Hall. This is also a good place to park for walks in the park.

Admission costs to the hall etc - see website 

Refreshments: The Victoria Hotel, on the road at the entrance to the Hall, is run by the estate and has pleasant gardens to sit in after a day on the beach.Three cafes – one by the main coast road entrance, one by the hall, and The Lookout at the beach end of the car park.

Loos: Adjacent to the Hall, next to the Stables café, and at The Lookout cafe. 

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