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Sheringham Park - Dog Friendly Visit

Sheringham Park is a National Trust dog friendly site in North Norfolk.

Being National Trust members for the last two years we have definitely made the most of visiting sites across England including Sheringham! This means we can access dog friendly days out for free wherever we are which included our staycation in Norfolk. Parking is available outside the entrance, it costs £6.50 per car to park all day and is free to National Trust members.

Sheringham Park was a highlight of our visit to North Norfolk, It is simply beautiful, Chester had an absolute ball in the woodland. With 1,000 acres to explore and marked trails of between one and five miles, Sheringham park is perfect for humans and dogs. With so many walks to choose from there are walks suitable for a range of abilities however I was under the belief that Norfolk was flat 😂 so I was shocked at how many hills Sheringham park contained.

Purchased in 1986 by the National Trust, this park is the work of the landscape designer Humphry Repton who started the commissioned project in 1812 but never lived to see it to completion.

Famous for its vast collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, the last owner, Tom Upcher, would hold rhododendron champagne parties in the 1950s to show them off. Today, you can climb to the top of the towers to experience breathtaking views of this beautiful landscape, the North Norfolk coast.

All year round there’s something wonderful to see and lots of things to do. But between May and June it’s ablaze with colour, it’s a real sight to see. The colours are from the 80 or so species of rhododendrons and azaleas that are in full bloom at this time of year, and is one of the main attractions to the park.

Sheringham Park has a cafe, shop and toilets at the entrance but there are no facilities anywhere else on the property. We looked at the map before we visited so we knew how to prepare. Another thing to note is that there aren’t any bins (that I saw) further than about 5-10 minutes past the entrance. There are lots of things to do in Sheringham Park:

  • numerous colour coded walks

  • paths and wooded tunnels for children to run around in,

  • little glades to sit and have picnics,

  • benches along the paths where you can just take in the tranquil surroundings,

  • paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs

For wheelchairs and pushchairs, the easiest walk is the blue walk, which takes you through the wonderful wooded main path to the parkland, with beautiful colours at any time of year, and brings you out to an incredible vista overlooking the sea towards Weybourne.

National Trust teamed up with Forthglade to create a canine code, to help care for the places you love for us and our pups:

Take the lead: Reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.

Scoop that poop: Bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.

Paws for thought: Look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.

Be on the ball: Not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Thanks For Reading

Sarah & Chester xx

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