Take a trip to the local villages, you will find churches, walks...good
food...and much more!
Burgh & Tuttington
lie in farmland to the east of Aylsham. Tuttington has St. Peter and St.
Paul's Church with its round tower and in Burgh, now a Conservation Area, there
is pretty, partly thatched St. Mary's next to the River Bure, where you will
find yourself at the start of a pleasant walk.
Buxton With Lamas
is just 4 miles from Aylsham, with a stop on the Bure Valley Railway. It has
several lovely walks, many with magnificent views of the Bure. It is a thriving
community with a school, garage, shop and two pubs.
Banningham & Colby
are just 3 miles to the north, off the A140 towards Cramer. Two villages that
share a primary school, village hall and a pub - where you will not only find
good food and drink, but the village post office as well! Visit the churches of
St. Botolph in Banningham and St. Giles in Colby.
is easily accessible from Aylsham on foot, by cycle along Marriott's Way, or
by car along the B1145. The 14th century church, with one of the finest
hammerbeam roofs in the country, is well worth a visit. Refreshments are
available from both the village pubs and teashop.
is a tranquil village situated upstream of Aylsham and an important crossing
of the River Bure since Domesday. Visitors are welcome to visit the thatched
church that dates back to the 11th century, walk the green lanes and footpaths
and enjoy the views.
lies to the south of Aylsham, off the A140, has a 12th century church with an
interesting rood screen. The village sign depicts a Soame steam cart, made at
the old foundry. A plaque at 2 Meadowview, Fengate commemorates George Edwards,
founder of the Agricultural Workers' Union, who was born there. For walkers
there are 30 footpaths, including 180 acres of heathland.
is in two parts, Oulton Street, and the parish surrounding Oulton Hall, and
the church with its perpendicular architecture. Hidden by trees near the Hall is
the Congregational Chapel, built after 1725.Well worth a visit, it is open on
the second Sunday afternoon of each month from April to October.
Mannington, Gardens and Countryside
Wolterton and Mannington are about 2 miles apart in North Norfolk, 20 miles
north of Norwich. Cromer, Sheringham and the coast are 8 miles away.
is signposted near Saxthorpe by the B1149 Norwich to Holt Road. Walks and Car
Park open every day 0900 to dusk Admission charge. Car Park £2.00 (free for
garden visitors). Wheelchair accessible lavatories. The Hall opens by
appointment - special interest groups and Charity Days.
Wolterton Park is 6 miles north of Aylsham, through Erpingham Village, well
signposted from the A140 Norwich-Cromer Road. The Park is open daily from 09.00
to dusk for walks with views of the lake and Hall. Car park. Wheelchair
accessible lavatory. Permanent orienteering course, children's adventure
Contact details below for information on openings, special events, themed
Sundays, etc. Rooms and Grounds may be hired for weddings, receptions,
entertainments, conferences, etc. There is a holiday cottage in the stable
Over 20 miles of waymarked footpaths and permissive paths run around
Mannington and Wolterton linking into the Weavers Way long distance footpath and
the Holt circular walk. There is a boardwalk at Mannington for
wheelchairs/pushchairs across a wet meadow. For further information contact Lady
Walpole, Mannington Hall, Mannington, Norwich NR11 7BB Tel:01263
584175 Fax:OI263 761214 Email: