Norfolk day and night
PUBLISHED: 06:39 16 June 2014
I’d start the day at Go Ape! in Thetford Forest. It’s outdoors and I’ve been a couple of times and loved it. I like the excitement and the physical side of it, and if you go in a group, and you have anyone not so keen, they can walk around the forest paths or sit in the café. I love the adrenalin rush of Go Ape! and it’s such fun. I’ve been in fits of giggles and it’s never boring. I really like lots of the different sections but have to admit I once got into a bit of a muddle with the camouflage net. But you’re always safe and there are staff to help out.
For lunch I’d go to a cracking little Portuguese restaurant in Great Yarmouth. It’s right by the river, where the big ships are moored, and also has a shop selling Oriental things. In the afternoon I’d like to do something a bit more physical again, perhaps walk along the Bure Valley footpath, beside the railway between Wroxham and Aylsham. Then I’d have a cream tea in the Roman Camp Inn at Aylmerton. They have fantastic gardens there, and their own kitchen garden where you can sit and smell the parsley and thyme.
Towards evening I’d walk back into Cromer, get some fish and chips and sit on the pier watching the sun go down. And then I’d call into one of Cromer’s great pubs for a pint of Norfolk real ale. And that would have to be the end of my day. I’d head home for an early night, because I like being up early in the morning for another active day.
The fifth Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival runs from Friday, May 16 to Sunday, May 18. Hilary Cox, of Cromer, and Noel Gant, of Sheringham, are joint founding presidents of the event and will this year be presiding over a packed programme through both towns, including a seafood trail, have-a-go fishing demonstrations, cookery theatres, sea shanties and an art trail based on miniature fibreglass boat planters; www.crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk