New nature trail celebrates Norfolk’s winter beauty

    A new winter nature trail to make the most of the wildlife and landscapes of Norfolk during the colder months has been launched by a hotel and includes a free, expert-led ramble.

    ‘The Fantastic Five… Norfolk Nature Trails’, by Congham Hall Hotel, recommends the area’s best seasonal delights, which include one of the UK’s biggest wildlife spectacles– the migration of more than 40,000 pink-footed geese to the Wash.

    The grey seal pups, born at this time of year on the shingle at Blakeney Point, are another highlight.

    The free trail, available from Congham Hall’s reception and downloadable from the Out & About in Norfolk section of its website, also includes a complimentary, expert-led, two-hour ramble from the hotel across nearby Roydon Common, the largest surviving open heath in the area. A family-friendly deer safari at Snettisham Park and the high-wire antics of red squirrels at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve complete the trail.

    The guided walks are available on Tuesdays, from November to February.

    The hotel has launched a complementary Winter Nature Offer, which costs from £438 per room for a two-night stay, available Sunday to Thursday, from 1 November 2016 to 28 February 2017, subject to availability, excluding 24 December to 2 January 2017.

    Guests whose booking includes a Tuesday can take part in the free guided walk to Roydon Common, other guests will receive a free copy of Norfolk Wildlife by Adrian M Riley (RRP £19.99).


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