There you can see marsh harriers, sedge warblers, cranes, swallowtail butterflies, and an abundance of wild geese, ducks and dragonflies. And rare grey seals sunning themselves on the desolate beaches. About half the world’s grey seals are in Britain.
Park in the National Trust carpark, enjoy a cup of tea at the thatched cafe, and walk to the coast only a mile away. Start across the road along the footpath. At the stile, turn left and head towards the distant gap in the sand dunes.
The seal colony is on the right of the windswept beach and best seen October to January. Pups are white, females light-grey, and males dark grey. Grey seals mate and give birth on land and can live as long as 46-years.
Or for a longer 8-mile round-trip, walk right, along the beach to the unspoiled fishing village of Winterton-On-Sea.
If you return back through the gap in the dunes, follow the path and keep right for the Nelson Head – a traditional country freehouse, dog-friendly with a big log fire in the winter. This is how pubs used to be before they were taken over by TV and piped music.
Follow the road from the pub to Horsey Village with a population of about a hundred. There you can visit the thatched All Saints Church, originally built around 800-years ago. Its Saxon round tower is rare in Britain, but common in East Anglia where about 180 survive. Most are flint.
The longer 8-mile trip through Winterton-On-Sea will take about 4-hours.