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Heacham Poppy Fields Norfolk

Heacham Norfolk Poppy Fields

Just three miles along the coast is the stone age settlement of Heacham. The most famous inhabitants were the Rolfe Family in the 16th century and it was John Rolfe who married Native American, Pocahontas, after seeking adventure in the New World. Her image can still be seen on the village sign and a memorial to Pocahontas can be found in St Mary the Virgin Church.

Heacham is also famous for being at the heart of Norfolk’s lavender growing industry and in the summer, the landscape and air is filled with the colour and aroma of lavender.

The two fine North and South beaches face West looking across a huge 20 mile bay. The water here is shallow and sheltered making the beaches ideal for children. When the sun is out, you will be treated to the memorable ‘highway to the heavens’, a reflection of the sun in a golden and silver trail across the water.

Heacham is also close to the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path and several RSPB sites. Also worth a visit is Caley Mill, Gothic revival in architectural style and unique because of its exposed waterwheel on the outside of the building. The visitor centre has a tearoom and farm shop.

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