Suggested days out and places to visit


Felbrigg Hall

The Felbrigg Estate is part of the National Trust.  Explore 520 acres of woodland or walk around the beautiful walled gardens. Places to eat and shop. Dog friendly.

Blickling Hall 

The majestic Blickling Hall is a Jacobean stately home situated in 5000 acres of parkland in a loop of the River Bure near the village of Blickling in Norfolk. The Blickling Estate is also part of the National Trust.  A great dog friendly place for a walk and lovely dog friendly cafe.

Hoveton Hall Gardens & Estate 

Covering 620 acres, Hoveton Hall Estate is a private, family owned business offering visitors the perfect place to relax, enjoy and create magical memories.

Bacton Woods 

With orienteering, cycle and horseback trails, Bacton Wood is where you can truly enjoy the natural beauty of Norfolk.

Happisburgh Lighthouse  

The iconic Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain. The beach at Happisburgh is beautiful whilst there is also a clifftop walk where you can stroll all the way to Cart Gap beach.

Norfolk Coastal Path

Running for 84 miles from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea, the Coastal Path is situated right on our doorstep.


Pigney's Wood


Pigneys Wood, which is just over 2 miles away from Ha’penny Cottage, was purchased in 1993 by the North Norfolk Community Woodland Trust. The site has a number of special wildlife features including an impressive 450-year-old ancient oak tree ‘the Old Oak’, next to a woodland area with a carpet of bluebells in spring.  There are birds like the goldcrest, nuthatch, Cetti’s warbler and mammals such as otter, water vole and badger.



The traditional, English seaside town of Cromer is only 8 miles away. Here you can find the classic Cromer pier and even enjoy some fresh Cromer crab in its original location.

Holt Country Park


Lots to do at this country park including several way-marked woodland walks for great sniffs.

Norwich Cathedral

The Cathedral is over 900 years old and is the most complete Norman Cathedral in England. Dogs are allowed in the visitor centre and in the cathedral itself, including the cloisters. The only place we are not allowed is the refectory café. 

Sheringham Park

This is a beautiful National Trust site with a landscaped park and gardens. There are marked trails between 1-5 miles to enjoy.

Bure Valley Railway


A totally pawsome day out can be had on the Bure Valley Railway which runs from the historic town of Aylsham to bustling Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads, a 9 mile journey which takes about 45 minutes.  This is Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway and the trip takes you through the Bure Valley countryside. Along the line you can stop off at Broadland villages. Dogs are welcome in all public areas of the railway, including the café.

Norfolk Broads - boat trips


A totally pawsome adventure can be had gliding along in an open-top electric boat and waving away to fellow captains and their passengers. You can hire self-drive boats at several locations on the Broads. We’ve used Simpsons Boatyard at Stalham and Broads Tours at Wroxham.

Simpson’s Boatyard, The Staithe, Stalham, NR12 9DA.  Tel:01692 580288

Broads Tours, The Bridge, Wroxham, NR12 8RX Tel: 01603 782207

Rowing on the River Bure


Between Wroxham and Coltishall at the uppermost navigable stretch of the River Bure, lies the picturesque village of Belaugh. Here you will find Belaugh traditional boatyard who offers row boats and other small crafts for hire, allowing you to explore the river along this peaceful and idyllic part of the Norfolk Broads.

Wroxham Day Boat Trips


Wroxham is known as the capital of the Norfolk Broads and is a great place to visit to take in the charm of the Broads. Whilst there why not take a boat trip on the Broads - there are many types of boat rides available - from self drive hire boats to an organised tour on a steamboat.