Happisburgh is a coastal village on the eastern side of Norfolk. It is 38 miles from here, around an hour by car using small country roads. Local people pronounce the name ‘Haze-borough’. I have no idea why that is.
Given the power cut at home today, it seemed like a good idea to take Ollie out in the car, and that is where we went. The village is known mainly for its impressive lighthouse, which dates from 1791. It is still the oldest working lighthouse in the east of England, and tours can be arranged through the volunteers who run it.
At this time of year, the sandy beaches are almost deserted.
Old coastal defences from WW2 are still dotted around the village and cliffs. This pill-box is in good condition.
The soldier’s viewpoint, from inside.
Unfortunately, Ollie did not consider walking the coast path to be a good exchange for his usual trip to Beetley Meadows, and refused to pose for a single photograph!
For more information on the lighthouse, here is a link to their website.