(approx 30% within AONB)
Holt is 9.5 miles west of Cromer and 35 miles east of King's Lynn on the A148.
Town Council website: http://www.holttowncouncil.org
Holt is a thriving market town with an abundance of Georgian buildings.
The North Norfolk Railway (NNR) also known as the "Poppy Line" is a heritage steam railway running between Holt and Sheringham.
NNR website: www.nnrailway.co.uk
Holt Country Park is a short walk from the town. It has now been developed into a tranquil woodland dominated with Scots Pine and native broadleaves. Its rich ground flora supports an abundant display of wildlife including deer. The Park has achieved a Green Flag Award every year since 2005. The park is very popular with school and families where they join in environmental and arts events throughout the year. The park has many amenities that include two car parks, visitor centre and public toilets, way-marked routes suitable for walkers and wheelchairs and pushchair users. There is also orienteering posts in the park for groups to use.
Holt Lowes is an area of heathland, woodland and bog lying just south of the town of Holt in North Norfolk. Covering 49.7 hectares, it was established as a 'Poors' Allotment' in 1807 under the stewardship of the Trustees. More recently it has come to be recognised as an outstanding site for wildlife, and is designated as an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and as an SAC (Special Area of Conservation).