Whether you prefer the beach or the woods, get out a basket and enjoy an al fresco lunch in the sun.

Here are seven spots in north Norfolk that are great for a summer picnic.

1. Holt Country Park

Eastern Daily Press: Holt Country Park is great for spotting wildlifeHolt Country Park is great for spotting wildlife (Image: EDP)

Where: Edgefield Hill, Holt NR25 6SP

When: Open 24/7 

Parking: All-day, on-site parking

In 100 acres of woodland, this Green Flag-winning park next to a stately home is open all year round to the public.

With a variety of trees, it's great for spotting wildlife like woodpeckers, butterflies and lots of deer. There's also a play area, marked trails and a picnic area.

2. Waxham beach

Eastern Daily Press: Waxham is a sandy beach near HorseyWaxham is a sandy beach near Horsey (Image: (c) copyright newzulu.com)

Where: Church Road, Waxham NR12 0DY

When: Open 24/7 

Parking: Limited parking on Church Road

Just down the road from the busy Sea Palling is Waxham, a sandy beach hidden down a quiet road with no clear entrance.

In an area of outstanding natural beauty and from the dunes there are views for miles to both Sea Palling and Horsey.

3. Warham Camp

Eastern Daily Press: Warham is an Iron Age hill fortWarham is an Iron Age hill fort (Image: Supplied)

Where: Warham, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1NJ

When: Open 24/7 

Parking: There is space for a few cars on the roadside

An Iron Age hill fort, Warham dates back 2,000 years to the Iceni tribe with two huge circular banks and ditches and a large tree in the centre.

Hill forts are defended settlements surrounded by earthworks. As grassy areas, they are perfect for quiet picnics.

4. Sheringham Park

Eastern Daily Press: Sheringham Park is run by the National TrustSheringham Park is run by the National Trust (Image: Archant Norfolk 2014)

Where: Wood Farm, Sheringham NR26 8TL

When: Dawn to dusk

Parking: All-day, on-site parking

Named as one of the best places in the UK for a picnic, Sheringham has parkland, woodland and a wild garden to explore.

With beach views, this park mixes the countryside and the seaside with a number of trails to enjoy through the thousand acres.

5. Blakeney Nature Reserve

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Where: Morston Road, Holt NR25 7BH

When: Dawn to dusk

Parking: Blakeney Quay car park and Morston Quay

Known for its wildlife and being a seal breeding colony, the nature reserve has multiple trails to enjoy with stops along the way.

There are a number of places to picnic in Blakeney including the point - a shingle ridge and dune, the freshes - the freshwater grazing marsh.

6. Salthouse Heath

Eastern Daily Press: Salthouse Heath looks out towards the seaSalthouse Heath looks out towards the sea (Image: Trevor Allen)

Where: Bard Hill, Salthouse NR25 7XD

When: Open 24/7 

Parking: Bard Hill car park and surrounding roads

This 245-acre heathland was formed by glacial deposits as part of the Cromer Ridge. It also has a wealth of archaeological remains. 

There are areas of grass, wood and heath and it is a great place to spot wildlife like kestrels, red kites, deer, hares and more.

7. Blickling Park

Eastern Daily Press: Blickling has routes in parkland, woodland and by the lakeBlickling has routes in parkland, woodland and by the lake (Image: John Miller)

Where: Blickling Road NR11 6NF

When: Dawn to dusk

Parking: All-day, on-site parking

Next to the Jacobean hall, Blickling has over 4,000 acres to choose from for a picnic, with a lake, park, wood and farm.

There are also a number of marked trails taking visitors through all areas of the park, each with spots to stop.