Good morning, looks like another nice day, sunny and warm outside. We are at day four of the walking, the last day back to Hunstanton. I set out determined to walk the whole distance. Holkham Park is close to Wells, it looks like a nice place to start the day. I headed for what appears to be the nearest gate to get into the park. There are a number of entrances, but most of them seem to be private. The one I approached had big gates with chains on, with an estate lodge just the other side. No entry to the general public. Nothing for it but to go around the edge on the road. Thankfully someone had cut the grass just inside the hedge so that made it a bit better walking, away from the traffic. At the main gate off the A149 is the welcome sign.
The entrance to the house is not very well marked, I didn't go and have a look as the price list was at the car park. Too expensive for me, and I have a lot of walking to do, no time. This is the back of the hall, and the first side you see as you walk through the grounds. Doesn't look very exciting.
I took a few minutes to walk around the outside. This is the side view. The grounds are enclosed inside a high wall with an ornamental balustrade around it.
A large statue, the slaying of the dragon. Not a good picture, I couldn't get a better angle on it.
I didn't take any more after that because it was head down and march along a straight road to Ringstead. Nothing of interest to take a photo of, just hedges and fields. The road is part of the long distance cycle way, so it was quite narrow and not many cars passed. It tested my stamina, sometimes it's good to push yourself past your comfort zone for a while.
I came to Hunstanton Park, it would have been great if I could walk straight through it, but again the entrance was a locked gate, so I had to walk around it towards Old Hunstanton. Coming into Hunstanton I popped into a Sainsbury's Local shop for something for my evening meal and breakfast. I decided I didn't need a cooked breakfast on the last morning as I was driving to my friends house where she would have lunch prepared. I was pleased to see my car in the street outside the hostel exactly as I left it.
So, the last day's walking was 20 miles, that's about my average, so pleased with that. Pop back tomorrow and find out what I did on the last day of the holiday. Thanks for reading. Back to the sewing.