Paths at Sheringham Park

The O'Hallorans

The OHallorans

We’re made up of Lyndsey, John and Erin, who all love a new adventure. We try to get away as much as possible, especially during school holidays and variety is a must for us. That means staying anywhere from a luxury hotel to a hostel and it’s not often we go to the same place twice. 

Sheringham Park is one of my favourite places to go for a walk in Norfolk. It’s beautiful no matter when you decide to go but visiting Sheringham Park in autumn is particularly lovely for a woodland walk.

Part of the National Trust

Sheringham Park is part of the National Trust and was designed by Humphry Repton. You’ll find Sheringham Hall in Sheringham Park, although this is privately owned and visitors are asked not to approach the railings.

Sheringham Hall with cow
Sheringham Hall

Getting to Sheringham Park and opening times

Sheringham Park is open from dawn until dusk.


Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TL

By Car

Sheringham Park can be reached quite easily by car, 5 miles away from Cromer and 6 miles from Holt. There is plenty of parking spaces at Sheringham Park, costing £6.50 or free for National Trust Members. For those with electric vehicles, there are also charging points available.

By bus

Sanders Coaches, Fakenham to Sheringham service stops on request at the main entrance.

By train

The Bittern line from Norwich runs into Sheringham Station, it’s a 2-mile walk from the Upper Sheringham entrance to the park.

Sheringham Park map

What facilities are there?

You’ll find the visitor centre at the entrance to Sheringham Park, a short walk from the car park. In this area, there are toilets (including a left-hand transfer disabled WC), small lockers and the Courtyard Cafe. The cafe serves hot and cold drinks, light snacks and cakes.

Why visit in autumn?

Every season at Sheringham Park is beautiful but personally, autumn is my favourite for a few reasons.

Glorious colours

From September, the trees and plants throughout Sheringham Park start to change. The leaves change from deep and bright greens to yellows, browns and coppers. If you manage to visit on a day with good sunlight, it really helps to make the trees shine and stand out.

Autumn tree at Sheringham Park

Hidden gems

There are different areas to Sheringham Park. You can choose to follow the marked walks (red, white and blue) or just a slow leisurely stroll where you think looks nice. This is how I found this arched walkway, seen below. This tunnel led to one of the two lookout towers at Sheringham Park, somewhere I hadn’t discovered before. The lookout towers offer spectacular views of Sheringham and you’ll be able to see for miles.

Fungi hunting

It’s well-known that Sheringham Park is home to lots of different varieties of fungi. At the entrance, you can often find a blackboard offering suggestions of which fungi can be found at that time. Unless you’re already knowledgeable about fungi, it’s a good idea to take a picture of the board and then you can look things up as you walk around.

Fungi at Sheringham Park

There are lots of great places to look for fungi. On a recent walk, we were lucky enough to find some within a couple of minutes just at the side of the path while others were in interesting-looking tree trunks or damp areas. Take your time when hunting for fungi though as some can be hard to spot or can be quite hidden.

Get those steps in!

Sheringham Park is the ideal place for a long stroll whether that be on your own or maybe with a friend, the dog or your family. As the park is open from dawn until dusk, you can walk around for a good few hours without rushing. The walks are easy to follow and the main path is perfect for walks with pushchairs etc.

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