Things to do
The local area
The National Trust’s wonderful Oxburgh Hall is literally on The Bedingfeld Arms’s doorstep. Indeed the Bedingfeld Arms used to be the Coaching Inn supporting this late 15th century moated manor house (which is open to the public from February to November and well worth a visit). Gooderstone water gardens and nature trail are just a 2 miles away , with a nice walk to them as well. Just 8 miles away are the Neolithic flint mines, Grimes Graves with their 4,500 year old history to explore.
There’s fabulous walking and bicycling on the multiple footpaths, nature trails and green lanes, many with well mapped circular routes, to be found all around and those looking for a bit more adrenalin can explore all the outdoor activities at nearby High Lodge in Thetford Forest including Go-Ape and the many graded mountain biking trails thereon offer.
Within easy striking distance for a days outing are all the fabulous North Norfolk beaches, the many Norfolk wildlife sanctuaries, the old Norfolk market towns and of course the ancient capital Norwich which at one point was England’s second most important city, only after London.
Below are links to many of these sites and activities. They can all be explored with the sanctuary of the Bedingfeld Arms to return to at the end of the day, with a cosy log fire in the winter, a lovely south facing garden in the summer and a locally sourced home cooked food to round off the day.