Canine Companions

Norfolk is the perfect place to bring your dog on holiday and here at Brick Kiln Barns we go the extra mile to ensure that your dog has as good a holiday as you do!  Wanting to go beyond dog friendly to dog welcoming we thought about what would make our own holidays with our dog easier and that’s what we provided!  Two dogs stay for free – contact us if you have more.

  • Enclosed rear gardens
  • Bonus 1 acre field – perfect for fetch!
  • Pooches paw wash – for after those long, muddy, country or beach walks
  • Doggy towels
  • Treats and gifts
  • Leather sofas and hard floors so nothing to damage if your dog has an accident or gets over excited
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Walking The Dog 

We have some lovely walks, both coastal and country here in Norfolk.  All our beaches have an area where dogs can roam and many of the beaches are dog friendly all year.  Our favourite beach walks for our dog are :

  • Hemsby to Winterton.  Hemsby is a bucket and spade town with lots of Caravans and holiday chalets.  There are dog friendly cafes, amusements and a small funfair.  It is also the gateway for a nature reserve that runs along the coast for a couple of miles to Winterton.  Parking is cheaper at Hemsby (and there is plenty of off road parking in the winter) which is why we start that end. You can walk through the reserve one way and along the beach the other.  There are several dog bins en-route and many have free poo bags too!
  • Cart Gap to Happisburgh. (Pronounced Haysborough).  Again you can park for free in the café car park at Cart Gap (its a lovely café) and walk along the cliff top about a mile to Happisburgh past the iconic red and white lighthouse.  In Happisburgh in the supper we have the crab shack – go through the car park turn left up the lane and its a couple of doors up in someone’s front garden.  She is very welcoming and it’s fair to say a bit of a character.  There is also a nice village pub and a children’s playground. 
  • Sea Palling to Horsey Gap (Or Waxham if you’re not so energetic).  Sea Palling is a sweet seaside village with cafes and a couple of pubs and shops – great for fish and chips.  Walk along the concrete beach promenade to the last set of steps and climb to the Norfolk Coastal Path.  From here you can walk through the dunes to Waxham.  From Waxham to Horsey the beaches are full of seals which are in pup from around Nov to Feb.  It’s a sight to behold (though four legged friends need to be on a lead near the seals)

We also have some great walks from the door here at Brick Kiln Barns

  • At the end of the drive turn left, walk about a mile and you will see a finger post for a bridle way (this is past Church road).  It goes up the side of some industrial buildings.  Follow the path and you will come out at the Church.  Cross the road and take the path straight across.  This will take you behind the cottages and all of the village and bring you out to the main road.  Cross and you will see an opening in the hedge to another footpath (it’s safer than the road. Head left along the footpath till it ends if you cross again you will reach the footpath.  You can walk from here up to the Crown in Smallburgh or take the left turn for Dilham village and visit the Cross Keys – why walk straight back when you’ve earned a pint!
  • At the end of the drive cross straight over.  When you get to the T junction turn right and walk till you get to the bridle path.  Take the bridle path.  Eventually you will come out at Canal View glamping site – there is a very old bridge called tonnage bridge.  At the campsite there is a sign for a bridleway that goes on for miles and the details of the footpaths in that area can be found on the North Norfolk footpath map here
  • At the end of the drive turn left and walk just over a mile.  You will pass over a couple of bridges.  Under the second bridge is a bridleway.  Take the bridleway left (with brick kiln barns behind you).  This is Weavers way and will lead to Worsted.   Weavers way is actually the path of an old railway line and you will pass Honing Station which has recently been semi-renovated. A good place to rest your legs before the walk back