Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg Park

Felbrigg Park

Route: Felbrigg Park and Metton

Area: North Norfolk

Date of walk: 2nd December 2023

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 6.0 miles

Ascent: 200 feet

Weather: Fog, bitterly cold

The Felbrigg Estate dates back to the 11th century, although the present manor was built in the 1620’s. Felbrigg Hall is surrounded by extensive parkland and is a good base for walk. Today’s walk would take us out of the estate to the small settlement of Metton

We parked in the National Trust car park at Felbrigg Hall (free to members) and followed a track to the nearby church of St Margaret, rebuilt by the Felbriggs in the 15th century. There was a village here once, but the church now stands isolated. We walked through the churchyard and left via a gate in the north east corner. We then headed south through the countryside to reach St Andrew’s Church, which is unusual as the tower is semi-detached from the main building and joined to it by an archway

We continued south and just before reaching Emery’s Lane we turned back through Glen Farm to start the return leg. This was mostly through fields and along quiet lanes. Eventually we re-entered the Felbrigg Estate and followed a path around Felbrigg Pond. We then walked past Felbrigg Hall to the end of the walk

I’m afraid that the photos which follow don’t show the surroundings well. We’d hoped that the fog would lift but it persisted for the whole walk and the views of the rolling countryside were completely shrouded. 

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