All Things Norfolk business member Joe Lenton of Original Art Photography focusses on Whitlingham Country Park in the latest of his series of features for All Things Norfolk.
Joe has over 50 international awards to his name and All Things Norfolk are delighted to bring you another edition of his popular series to help inspire you and learn how to take that perfect image to encapsulate Norfolk.
Whitlingham Country Park is a beautiful area of 25 hectares of stunning open parkland and water very near to Norwich city centre
At its heart is Whitlingham Broad where many water based activities and land based advertures are available for all ages and abilities from taster sessions to skill courses and include Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Windsurfing, Bushcraft, Climbing and Archery.
There is a camp site which includes traditional pitches to the more boutique Shepherds Huts. There is also an information centre along with a cafe which sells delicious home cooked breakfasts, hot meals and homemade cakes and scones.
You can do a circular walk around the broad and take in the views with various points to stop and sit on a bench too.
You can find Whitlingham Country Park in Trowse, just a short distance from Norwich city centre.
The postcode is NR14 8TR and there are pay and display car parks available.
For more information about Whitlingham Country Park please visit the official website at www.whitlinghamcharitabletrust.com
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham in the Norfolk Broads, opened to the public on 19 April 1975. To mark the 40th anniversary, the garden team has embarked on a project to restore the West Garden.
Former Fairhaven manager and Head Gardener, George Debbage has masterminded the first phase of the project, the restoration of a candelabra primula bed. Work has included stabilising the dyke edge, which has eroded over a number of years due to the incursion of high tides. Planting up the bed began on Friday 27 March.
The £35,000 restoration of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s 19th century boathouse, one of the last traditional thatched boathouses on the Broads, has been completed. Fairhaven Garden trustees and staff and individuals and organisations who have contributed to the public appeal to save the boathouse, gathered in the garden on Monday, August 18, to celebrate the project’s successful conclusion.
John Burton (74), one of the boat drivers at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, retired on Tuesday 15 July after eight years at Fairhaven and 60 years involved in the Broads boating industry, as a boat builder and boat skipper.
The Wind Energy Museum - The Morse Collection is a fascinating collection of wind powered exhibits in the picturesque village of Repps with Bastwick.
The Allthingsnorfolk team caught up with Debra Nicholson from the Museum to learn a little bit more about the history of the Collection and all things wind powered!