Hunworth is an ancient hamlet mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The cluster of buildings that Spink's Nest is part of is around 250 years old, maybe older in parts. However, there are older, much older, buildings in Hunworth. The medieval church, St Lawrence, dates in parts back to the 14th century. Hunworth Hall hails from the late 17th century. 18th century Hunworth Mill is one of several old watermills along the River Glaven, including one restored to working order at Letheringsett, which can be visited.
The Glaven Valley is home to the River Glaven, a chalk stream of around 10 miles' length. It eventually runs into the sea at the marshes at Cley and Blakeney. It is home to an array of flora and fauna, notably kingfishers, otters, crayfish, water voles, and many more. Much work has been undertaken recently to restore parts of the river to its ancient meandering forms, some of it in Hunworth - allowing it to flood ancient meadows.
Vast marshes with their huge skies, the shoreline - intermittently made up of shingle beaches and miles of sandy dunes - as well as ancient woodlands, make North Norfolk a special place. There are miles of walks on foot (including some National Trails walks, Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path), by bike, as well as via bridal paths. It is an area of no little elegance either, dubbed the "Champagne Coast", and boasts many lovely hamlets, villages, and towns. Burnham Market and Holt, both of which are home to elegant shopping, including many fine art galleries, home stores, clothes ships, and antique markets.
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