Warham is a charming village with traditional brick and flint cottages and village pub. It is less than 3 miles to the glorious North Norfolk coastline at Wells Next The Sea and Holkham and under 5 miles to the Blakeney and Cley and their breathtaking nature reserves.
Coastal Path & Warham Green Saltmarshes
The Norfolk Coast Path runs through Warham with a stunning section of the walk through Warham Greens (salt marshes) toward Wells-next-the-Sea or Stiffkey. The area is abundant with wildlife and a favourite with birdwatchers.
Toward the village of Wighton and close to the River Stiffkey are the remains of Warham Camp, a well-preserved Iron Age fort. Find out more about Warham Camp here.
Fiddlers Hill Barrow
Fiddler’s Hill lies immediately to the south of a crossroads on the minor road between the villages of Binham (2.5km to the south-east) and Warham. The earthworks of Fiddler's Hill Bronze Age round barrow are still visible today. They now form part of a public picnic area, though the construction of the nearby road and the movement of soil may have altered the original shape and dimensions of the barrow. This occurred in 1933, when the north edge of the barrow was removed. A small orchard of rare apple and pear trees fruit each autumn around the barrow.
Hale's Manor and associated earthworks
The standing and buried remains of the medieval moated site of Hale's Manor, as well as earthworks including fishponds alongside a tributary of the River Stiffkey. Extensive but mostly incomplete outlines of the flint and brick 15th century manor on a partly moated platform have been found. A late medieval or early post medieval formal garden have also been recorded.
The Three Horseshoes pub is just a couple of hundred yards from Chapel Cottage in the centre of the village. Known for its Norfolk ales and traditional home-made pies and suet puddings, which are a real treat.
Warham Hall and gardens
The soilmarks of garden remains and building rubble from Warham Old Hall, the seat of John Turner, which was demolished in the late 18th or early 19th century, were observed on the surface of the ploughed land in 1991 and are clearly visible on NLA aerial photographs. See NHER 60275 for details of finds from metal-detecting in this area.
The Warham churches
Warham is by no means a large village, but by an accident of ecclesiastical history it ended up with two substantial medieval churches. After the Reformation, the two Warham parishes were joined, and in 1960 the Diocese decided that henceforth All Saints, near the middle of the village, would alone hold services.
Wells & Walsingham Light Railway
Warham has a stop for the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway service, so if you don’t fancy driving you can enjoy the nostalgia of steam travel to either historic Walsingham or the hustle and bustle of the beach and shops in the seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea. The journey takes you through farmland and you will see much wildlife as well as the beautiful scenery.
For a range of individual shops, small supermarket and places to eat, head to neighbouring Wells-next-the-Sea. Here you can take a boat trip from the harbour, go gillie crabbing at the Quayside, catch the narrow-gauge steam train to the beach, admire the colourful beach huts, swim, breathe in the sea air or build the sandcastle of your dreams!
More information the local area and its attractions can be found here.