Any good driving roads in North Norfolk area ?

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Any good driving roads in North Norfolk area ?

I'm looking for blatting routes around  Fakenham ,Docking towards Wells ? (Once these restrictions are lifted )

Any Carrot-lander recommendations Thumbup 

State of the roads?
 

Any bad sump issues ?

 

TIA 

Mark 

 

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Roads are probably covered in muck and full of holes (haven't managed to get over that way for months), but other than that....

B1145 from Kings Lynn to Aylsham

B1149 Cawston - Holt

B1110 Dereham - Holt

B1153 East Walton - Docking.

Some of the minor A-roads are ok too, but very fast in place (eg Dereham - Watton - then B1108 to A1065).

If open, Erics Fish and Chips at Thornham or Holt is worth a detour.

It's not as bad as fenland, so your sump /should/ be ok.

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Fabulous!

Thanks Jon Thumbup 

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Sugar beet season is almost over and will be by mid-March so roads will be less muddy soon.


B1153 from Docking to Brancaster and then A149 (coast road) to Wells, or B1155 from Docking via Burnham Market to Holkham and then A149 to Wells.

From Wells you could continue along coast road to Sheringham and Cromer. Eric's is good for fish and chips but also good chippy's to be found in Wells and Sheringham.


Coast road is picturesque but lots of small villages to slow you down every few miles and can be frustrating as there is often lots of traffic so try and pick a time when not many tourists likely to be out and about, weekdays outside main holiday periods, if possible.

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Thanks Tony Thumbup We go to Wells a lot to walk the dogs and tourists can make it slow to progress! Coast road looks interesting.

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The coast road does have lovey views and there are a couple of nice hotels to stay at, but the road does get rather tight in a couple of the villages, and there's usually a fair bit of traffic on them.

There's a good hat shop in Burnham Market where, The Boss tells me, The Duchess of Cambridge and her mother buy their 'hets'.  But they have good hats for blokes, too.

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Unfortunately the predominant feature of Norfolk B roads is bumpiness! We did the St George’s day run a couple of years ago, a meandering run from Sheringham winding up at Holkham Hall. It was a great day but did become a bit tiresome over the constant bumps. 

I’m about 15 miles due west of Norwich and have a favourite run out through Watton, along the 1108 past the army camp, down to Mundford, the A134 to Stradsett then back past RAF Marham, to Swaffham then back down the 1065 to Bodney, Watton then home. A good mix of smoothish fast roads and bends. 

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Toughie yeah Stiffkey is a prime example! Thumbup potholes are my biggest concern, Burnham Market is a nightmare in the summer people park anywhere! Walked around it a few tines when camping just down the road. Scott Thanks Thumbup Swaffham Road is a nice one We've friends in Saxted and some nice bits around there. So are there better blat routes further south into Suffolk?

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Yes there are some. When I go down to the club meet at Scole (chance would be a fine thing!!) I go down to Attleborough, then out towards Diss, turning off the 1077 at Heath Road towards the Pulhams and across to the A140.

That’s not a bad run but some parts are still bumpy. When you get a 7 you really find out how poor our roads are generally. 

I have been a few different ways from Attleborough down to Diss/Scole but usually following a mate so not sure exactly where we have been! 

The more I think about it most if the quieter B roads are spoiled by bumps around this area!! In a 7 at least. 

 

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Hi Mark

I'm with Jon T - B1145 heading east from Gayton to the A1065 is one of my favourites, a decent stretch without villages.  Then off to Holt (as Eric's Fish and Chips are there as well as Thornham).

You will not notice any bump in Norfolk or Suffolk after you have been through Cambridgeshire.

Cheers, Mark

 

 

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Lovely part of the world - hopefully going to Castle Acre later in the year if we ever get out of lockdown (looks like Easter break will follow same route as Feb half term - cancelled!).

Welcome the food outlet recommendations but dont think SWMBO and the kids will be too happy me hacking it down the lanes in the VW Transporter! If I see any sevens I promise to pull over and let you pass!

 

Ian