A change of county for Drive-It Day this year, as we have just moved to Norfolk it seemed appropriate to stay in the county for our first trip of the year. We treated ourselves to an overnight stay at the Roman Camp Inn, between Cromer and Sheringham, so that we didn’t have to set off too early on Sunday morning to get to the start point at the station car park in Sheringham. The start of the day saw the sun struggling to shine which meant that the roof came down before we started the Tulip Route. The start of the route took us along the North Norfolk Coast through Weybourne and Salthouse before going inland towards Thursford and through some pretty Norfolk villages.
With no mid-route stop-off we arrived at Holkham Hall around midday and headed straight to the cafe. Having started the day with a good cooked breakfast there was no need for lunch but we both needed a hot drink to warm us up after the ride. Having looked round at the other cars and caught up with other owners we went for a walk around the lake before heading home mid-afternoon.
Verdict? A scenic route and easy to follow (despite our mileometer being out of sync). It would have been nice to have a couple of check points/places of interest to stop at en-route, and a more generous voucher for entry to the hall would have been appreciated.