The English National Park Experience Collection

Paul Dickson leading the Rails Trails and Sails Tour in Norwich Cathedral Close Paul Dickson leading the Rails Trails and Sails Tour in Norwich Cathedral Close

We are very pleased to announce that the Maids Head Hotel is an accommodation partner with the new English National Park Experience Collection, which has been supported by Visit Britain and Visit England through the Discover England Fund. 

More than 70 experiences, encouraging people to get hands-on in the English National Parks are featured in the Travel Trade Buyer’s Guide, which was launched at the end of January.

Paul Dickson, our resident tour guide has an experience in the collection – Rails, Trails & Sails, which links Norwich with the Broads National Park at Reedham. The tour begins with stories at the Maids Head, followed by a walking tour of the Cathedral Quarter. Then it’s a short stroll to the railway station to catch the train to Reedham, where Paul covers the story of the railway in the Broadland town and the history of the wherry trading vessel. There are also visits to Reedham Church, built on the site of a Roman fort and Humpty Dumpty Brewery.

Other Broads National Park experiences include ‘Capture the Broads’ – photography with Helen Storer, the Broads by kayak or paddleboard with Norfolk Outdoor Adventures and a romantic yacht adventure with Oliver’s Sailing Holidays.

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