Thursday, 2 October 2014

Wells next the Sea, Warham and Wighton

This whole official walk would normally be 8.5 miles long and take 4 hours. We did our own route which was approximately 4 miles and 2 hours long. After just coming back from our walking holiday, we were quite tired by the end!

We parked in the town and walked down the main shopping street to the harbour. Just for a change, the tide was in:
We turned right and followed the route, walking past the fishermen unloading their boats and cleaning out, then on past the Sailing Club. Here are DB and E. striding out, deep in conversation:
We were surprised by how many people were out and about. We initially took the Norfolk Coastal path to Stiffkey, walking along the coastal defences. There were quite a few marshland plants in full  Autumnal colour:
After that I forgot to take more photographs as it was such a glorious day, we wanted to walk, talk and enjoy the scenery. We didn't stay on the coastal path for long, turning inwards towards the countryside and generally, taking a slightly wiggly oblong shaped walk. No map as we were doing our own thing.

Eventually we returned to Wells via the old High Street, a street we hadn't seen before. This must once have been the main shopping area in days gone by. Each house in the street was painted a slightly different pastel shade. All seemed to be early 18th Century and quite obviously, most had once been shops. Here is a link to a photograph of the street The Old High Street

The cafe we normally eat at, near Holkham Hall is closed and being turned into 10 new bedrooms for the Victorian Pub. We drove to the Hall itself and had lunch in their main cafe - Sausage Baguettes, DB had chilli.

Arthur Howells Butchers in the main shopping street is renowned for his meat as mentioned previously on a post. They always have something on offer. First time it was half price beef joints, last time pork chops, this time sausages. Whenever you eat sausages at any of the Holkham cafes, these are the ones they serve, known as Wells mix.

They were on offer at 6 for £2. We bought 12 of the Wells variety, 6 of Wells Smuggler and 6 of Wells Old English:
We wrapped them into pairs, labelled and put them in the freezer. Each pack will normally serve as one meal for us both, usually in the form of Wartime Toad in the Hole. Yes, I know, one sausage each, blimey. On the odd occasions we fancy 2 each then we can have them.



6 comments:

  1. I missed going to Wells this year, we opted for the Yorkshire Dales instead. We had those sausages last time we were there...delicious..enjoy.

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    1. I'm fussy about sausages so when I found these I was really pleased.

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  2. We returned from Wells a couple of weeks ago - I felt a little homesick seeing your pictures and was only just thinking today how lovely it would be to take a walk along the coastal path in such lovely weather.

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    1. Hope you had a good time anyway!

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  3. What a lovely walk - I've never been to Wells but it looks lovely.

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    1. It is quite nice but we are lucky enough to choose from several places.

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