National Trust Events in September

What shall we do today?
What shall we do today?

 

Blickling Estate

The RAF at Blickling

Sunday 1 September

During WWII Blickling Hall and its surrounding buildings and land became billets for aircrew from nearby RAF Oulton. Explore this important part of our story with special tours, memorabilia and costumed interpretation. Visit the museum and discover the stories of the brave men & women who served as part of Bomber Command squadrons and risked their lives carrying out raids during WWII.  Usual admission applies (NT members free). Attic tours are charged separately.

History comes to life.

Wednesday 4 September

Victorian ghosting with the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group.

History comes to life.

Wednesday 11September

See the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group, in action.

History comes to life.

Wednesday 18 September

See the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group, explore the Georgian period.

Garden Highlights

Thursday 19 September

Enjoy a private tour of Blickling’s 55-acre garden with Stephen, Assistant Head Gardener, who has worked here for more than 40 years. Find out more about the new Philadelphus garden and our ambitious plans to bring the walled garden back to life. Booking advised. Usual garden admission applies (NT members free).

Objects in Focus

Monday 23 – Fri 27 September

Our team share their particular passions for unique items in our collection of treasures with a short talk.  12pm & 2pm. No booking required.  Usual admission applies (NT members free).

History comes to life

Wednesday 25 September

A maids’ eye view.  See the Diggers, our costumed interpretation group, in action

Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre Capture the Movement of the Coast

20 September to 22 September

Come and photograph the beautiful North Norfolk Coast looking specifically at the theme of ‘Movement’ – from the grasses in the dunes blowing in the wind to the crashing waves of the sea, or the early morning lapping tide to boats bobbing in the water. Also a different type of movement – that of visual movement – the snaking water in the creaks, the patterns of the sand on the beach etc. This workshop weekend is suitable for all levels of experience, digital SLR or compact cameras.

Adult £166 (non-residential participant), Adult £239 (residential participant)

Elizabethan House Museum 

‘Awesome Autumn’ The Portable Press.

2 September, 10.30am -4pm

Autumn is all about leaves and leaves are all about! Bring one along and use it to make your own series of prints using printing presses and look at botanical illustrations from the Museum’s collection.

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2013

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, 10am – 4pm

The museum opening hours are being extended as part of Maritime Festival Weekend – come and visit opposite the main festival on South Quay

Heigham Holmes and Horsey Windpump

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 September, 10am -5pm

Come and visit the National Trust stand on South Quay. Find out what our Coastal wardens get up to and how they keep Norfolk’s coast special. Displays and children’s crafts (small charge) both days.

How and Why

Horsey Windpump

Wednesday 11 September, 10.30 – 12.30

Learn the fascinating history and workings of Horsey Windpump with our warden. Not just for anoraks!

Cost: Normal admission applies NT members free

No need to book

Walk on the Wildside

Heigham Holmes

Wednesday 18 September, 10.30 – 12.30

Come for a wild walk through the reserve with the warden. Venture off the beaten track, and look out for wildlife along the way.  Wellies essential! Sorry no dogs.

Price Adults £6; Booking essential 01493 393450.

Email: Heigham.holmes@nationaltrust.org.uk

Oxburgh Hall

Bat and Moth Walk

Monday 2 September, 7:15 – 9pm   

As part of the National Trust Walking Festival, join Dr Stuart Warrington, NT nature conservation expert, to learn more about bats and moths. Tea/coffee and biscuits included.

£8.50

Booking essential 01366 32724

Costume Days

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, 11am – 4pm

Some of our volunteers will be in costume over the weekend, giving you a chance to discover more about Tudor dress and activities.

Normal admission

Nordic Walking

10 September, 10am – 11.30am

Have you ever wondered what Nordic Walking is?  Come and find out at Oxburgh Hall.  We are offering taster sessions with a fully qualified instructor.  Each session lasts about an hour, covering the basic technique and giving an insight into how the poles can propel you along and work the whole body.  All equipment will be provided; please wear comfortable shoes.  You may wish to bring something to drink while you are walking but tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided at the end.

£8  Booking essential 01366 327242

Sheringham Park

Parkrun

Every Saturday 9am

A timed 5km fun run offering an opportunity for all the local community, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain.

For full details go to www.parkrun.org.uk/sheringham

Sheringham Park Ramble

Sunday 1 September, 2pm

Bring you walking shoes to enjoy a guided walk around the park taking in the stunning coastal views many of which were created by landscape gardener Humphry Repton.

Free to all (GBW)

Uncovered, the Landscape of Sheringham Park

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15September

All talks and walk free, booking essential. Tel.0844 249 1895 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Sheringham

Day 1 (Saturday 14)

Welcome and Opening

10.30am

Ben Cowell, Regional Director, National Trust,

East of England

A talk on Woodland Biodiversity

10.45 – 11.30

Stuart Warrington, Wildlife and Countryside Advisor, National Trust East of England

Ancient and Remarkable Trees

11.45 – 12.30

National Trust’s tree advisor Brian Muelaner will give a talk on the trusts ancient and remarkable tree’s including many at Sheringham Park

Discover the Ancient & Remarkable Trees of Sheringham Park

12.30 – 14.00

Take a walk with National Trusts ancient tree advisor Brian Muelaner to discover some of Sheringham Park has some remarkable trees. These include the biggest Scotch pine in England, 700 year old oaks and one of the oldest Handkerchief trees in Britain.

Bringing Landscape to Life, Repton at Sheringham

14.00 – 14.30

Professor Stephen Daniels, author of ‘Humphry Repton: Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgian England’, will provide an insight into Humphry Repton’s design of Sheringham Park, illustrating how Repton used the natural features of Sheringham Park to bring the landscape to life and explaining how the troubles of the wider world influenced his plans

‘England’s combined oaks': Trees in Repton’s Design for Sheringham Park

14.30 -16.00

Landscape gardener Humphry Repton used woodland and tree planting as a key component to his design when he laid out plans for Sheringham Park over 200 years ago. Professor Stephen Daniels and Dr Lucy Veale from the University of Nottingham will lead a guided walk exploring how Repton used the woodland to frame the coastal views which can still be enjoyed today.

What’s Killing British Trees? Is Sheringham under threat?

14.45 – 15.15

Ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) is just one of the many threats to our trees the regional forestry advisor Phil Scott will discuss modern tree diseases and how they could affect the Sheringham Park woodland

Looking for threats to the Sheringham Woodland

15.15 – 16.45

Take a walk with Phil Scott the regional forestry advisor who will be looking for signs of diseases that could be a threat to the woodland in Sheringham Park

Day 2 (Saturday 15th)

Welcome and Opening

10.30 am

Ben Cowell, Regional Director, National Trust,

East of England

Bringing Landscape to Life, Repton at Sheringham

10.45 – 11.15

Professor Stephen Daniels, author of ‘Humphry Repton: Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgian England’, will provide an insight into Humphry Repton’s design of Sheringham Park, illustrating how Repton used the natural features of Sheringham Park to bring the landscape to life and explaining how the troubles of the wider world influenced his plans

‘England’s combined oaks': Trees in Repton’s Design for Sheringham Park

11.15 – 12.45

Landscape gardener Humphry Repton used woodland and tree planting as a key component to his design when he laid out plans for Sheringham Park over 200 years ago. Professor Stephen Daniels and Dr Lucy Veale from the University of Nottingham will lead a guided walk exploring how Repton used the woodland to frame the coastal views which can still be enjoyed today.

Ancient and Remarkable Trees

12.30 – 13.00

National Trust’s tree advisor Brian Muelaner will give a talk on the trusts ancient and remarkable tree’s including many at Sheringham Park

Discover the Ancient & Remarkable Trees of Sheringham Park

13.00 – 14.30

Take a walk with National Trusts ancient tree advisor Brian Muelaner to discover some of Sheringham Park has some remarkable trees. These include the biggest Scotch pine in England, 700 year old oaks and one of the oldest Handkerchief trees in Britain.

What’s Killing British Trees? Is Sheringham under threat?

13.30 – 14.00

Ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) is just one of the many threats to our trees the regional forestry advisor Phil Scott will look at modern tree diseases and how they could affect the Sheringham Park woodland

Looking for threats to the Sheringham Woodland

14.00 – 15.30

Take a walk with Phil Scott the regional forestry advisor who will be looking for signs of diseases that could be a threat to the woodland in Sheringham Park

The State of Nature in our Landscapes

15.45 – close

David Bullock, Head of Nature Conservation, National Trust

In addition to the set programme there will be static and living displays, guided walks on related topics, stands from suitable environmental organisations, Forest School activities for children. Work displays from National Trust Rangers at Sheringham and Felbrigg.

Autumn Birdwatch (max 15)

Saturday 28 September, 08:30 – 13:00

Join us on a morning birdwatch around the varied habitats of the Sheringham Park estate at this busy time for bird migration. Suitable for beginners – binoculars available to borrow.

Includes a walk of around 4 miles.

Refreshment break included

£7 per person Booking required. Tel. 0844 249 1895 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Sheringham  5% booking fee payable

All of the above events are within easy days out from Barn & Beach self catering holiday homes or Meadowside Barn B&B Visit Norfolk relaxing place to stay

Bee Keeping

In the original environment statement for Barn & Beach, we dreamed blithely of chickens and bees.

The Pekin Bantams are a feature of Barn and Beach gardens now and have become the ‘marmite’ of guests conversation at the breakfast table. Mostly loved I’m glad to say.

In our first year of hen keeping we were delighted with the brood of chicks who are now two years old and glowing, living happily over the Orchard meadow fence!

Now sited in Ken’s Orchard is our first beehive, we are hoping for expansion, however, speaking with very experienced BeeKeepers we are told we are lucky they have survived the winter, if you have any great tips or just good sound advice please e-mail or fill in the comments below?

Yesterday the first swallow appeared at noon on Mill Common, a joy to see.

Today the temperature is in the high teens there are ships sailing along the seafront at Walcott Beach with an azure backdrop there is a sense of release from the grips of a long winter ….

Enjoy North Norfolk in the spring time visit one of our fabulous self-catering cottages on the beach and enjoy the changing weather…..

Last Minute Availability

At Barn & Beach this week we find ourselves in unfamiliar territory, we have vacancies across the piece!

Come to one of our beautiful Beach Houses from Saturday for a week or short break and you could follow the Food Snob (courtesy of Fabulous Norfolk) to some great gourmet destinations across Norfolk.

If a little R&R is more your thing remember Days on the Beach? or the fabulous array of National Trust properties, featuring events in Sherinhgahm Park.

If it gets a bit chilly as some Spring days can try SPLASH in Sheringham a lovely way to spend a couple of hours relaxing in the pool and splashing in the waves.

Follow your dip with a traditional supper of Fish & Chips, all along the coast from Walcott to Sheringham there are outstanding Fish & Chip restaurants, try Mary Jane’s in Cromer.

For the outdoor types the beaches are unspoilt, the countryside magnificent and for a beautiful garden right on the doorstep you simply must see The Old Vicarage at East Ruston.

Walcott Beach
Walcott Beach Life

 

Come in Spring it is a joy, Visit Norfolk