orfolk is well-known for both its stories of ghosts and of smugglers. The beach at Weybourne in particle was a popular place in the 17th and 18th centuries for boats to drop off smuggled goods. A local legend states that the village of Weybourne is haunted by the spirit of a former smuggler named John Smythe.
In the 18th century, there was a young girl named “Nancy”. Her job was to trawl Blacknock Mud bank for the famous blue cockles (Stewkey Blues) Stiffkey was well known for. An exhausting and dangerous job, carried out by many of the women who lived in the village.
North Norfolk is the most rural part of Norfolk, this is because it is the only district within the county to have less than a third of its population living within an urban area (Note 1). Being rural allows North Norfolk to stand out for its sheer beauty, all the way from the medieval churches to the sandy beaches near Cromer.