Beeston Bump and St. Mary’s Priory Walk

Saturday’s weather was around 50 degrees, so after my haircut and lunch at home, we decided to walk up Beeston Bump and then down to the St. Mary’s Priory.  Having never been to either place, we set off not knowing what to expect but were pleasantly surprised with both. 

As we headed up the Bump, Soren started to run ahead and didn’t realize that a runner was running along side him, so when he turned to the left, he was a bit startled thought thought it was not funny!  

Once settled we started up the steps, he count them on the way up.

The view at the top was very nice… ahead of us was East and West Runtons & Cromer and behind us was Sheringham & Weybourne.   The village of Beeston and beyond was pretty too, but I personally the view of the Runtons & Cromer the best.


We considered renting that pink house in the center of this photo on Nelson Road.


The last house on Hillside Avenue (?) which is a blue open floor plan with loads of glass was awesome. Such great views both in a great sunny, warm day and in a big storm.

As we got down the bottom of the Beeston Bump, you have to cross the train tracks.  I think it was pretty safe as it’s one set of tracks and there is a gate, but fitting there is a sign for those who are felling a bit down.

As you walk along the footpath toward the Priory, you first pass a bunch of allotments.  A few were very tidy and others were very overrun.  We could hear chickens but didn’t see any as we passed.

A little further down, you come to a field with a couple horses – those belong to my hairdresser. The little one was playing with a red ball and the other one came running towards us as soon as we approached the fence.  Probably used to having visitors bringing them apples and carrots.

St Mary’s Priory, in Beeston Regis, was founded in 1216 [amazing, right?!] and was linked to a religious hospital in Burnham Overy. Austin Friars lived at the priory, taught at its school and acted as parish priests to nearby villages.  You can read more about its history here, if interested.  Apparently the area was originally called “Northfolk” which later became “Norfolk”.

And no ruin area would be complete for our family, unless the kids run wild around it.

And some other silly photos from the day include Soren trying to fly with his Liverpool shirt on so I could have it in my photos (at his request).

These people when through quite some effort to get a sign made and hang it up.  Tempting to knock 🙂

Maebh and Soren giving each other a funny kisses.

Next door is the Priory Maze and Gardens, which we didn’t go. Perhaps in the Summer when in full bloom – but then again, not sure I’d pay the admission when we can walk around Sheringham Park or Felbrigg Gardens in full bloom for free.   Last year, they had a Family Fun Day in July where they had a BBQ, beer tent, face painting, cupcake decorating & treasure trail and all the profits were given to MacMillian cancer support – so for a day like that I’d gladly give the family ticket of £15.00.

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