Reepham: Reap the wind
Reepham is a small market town just twelve miles from Norwich. It’s situated between both the Bure and the Wensum Valley and the main road through it runs between King’s Lynn, (where the first Medusa Juice Vape shop started) and Mundesley. Reepham was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Refham.
Reepham is one of the few places in all of Europe to have three churches on the same site. St Marys, St Michaels and Hackford, which burned down and was never replaced. There is, however, still a fragment of the tower wall there.
Reepham is a quiet town and although it may not seem like a popular tourist spot, it does surprisingly well with tourism and part of the charm here, like many areas in East Anglia is the history, as well as the people. It’s a friendly area, and you won’t feel like an outsider when you visit. Which is always a good feeling. Speaking of good feelings, few things match that sensation of hitting your favourite flavour of e-liquid from Medusa Juice. Strawberry goes nicely with walking out and about the town centre of Reepham.
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Like most places in this general area, Reepham has a wildness that’s never far from its commercial areas. I think this makes it all the more interesting and keeps me coming back time and time again.
The All Day Brewery located there is a craft brewery and one of the best barley-growing areas in the world. Using water drawn from their own borehole and hops harvested from their quarter-acre hop garden, they brew exceptional beer with minimal environmental impact. Their tap room also offers beers from other outstanding local brewers, as well as homemade preserves and chutneys from the award-winning Essence Foods. Be sure to add it to your list of things to see while in the area.
For historical landmarks that you can also enjoy a lovely cup of tea or coffee, try the Whitwell and Reepham Station. You can see numerous steam and diesel trains while there and in the summer, it’s especially lovely with the scents of the hops in bloom.
Being so close to the newest Medusa Juice store in Norwich or even the one in King’s Lynn, you’ll want to stop in and check out the latest deals on e-liquids, e-cigarettes, pens, tanks and anything else you need. Be sure to sign up for the contests they have, because you can get some really incredible gifts..
Foxley Woods in Reepham is a splendid way to spend the day outside and not only enjoying the natural surroundings but you can enjoy your favourite flavours of Vape as well. Foxley Woods is the last remaining ancient forest in Norwich and you can see everything there from great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatch, treecreeper, marsh tit and jay. Common summer visitors such as blackcap, garden warbler, chiffchaff, and willow warbler occur, and declining species such as turtle dove, grasshopper warbler, and spotted flycatcher may also sometimes show themselves.
Foxley is also a hotspot for butterflies, including the white admiral, meadow brown, speckled wood, ringlet and purple hairstreak.
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There’s the Salle, St Peter and St Paul Church for those of you who might enjoy visiting that, either for the historical and religious background or perhaps to attend a service.
Kerri’s Farmhouse Pine is a great little gift shop and you can enjoy browsing their eclectic selection of goods and then perhaps follow it up with a drink at one of the nearby establishments like Margaret’s Tea Room or Bunty’s Tea Room. Or if you want to have a cup of tea in a more traditional Edwardian fashion, try Lady Rose’s Edwardian Tea Room. Ladies can put on their lace gloves, men their cravats and away you go, back to a simpler, more orderly time. A refreshing break from the hustle and bustle most days hold for us all now.
On and on we go
Whatever you decide, make sure to add a trip to one of the local Medusa Juice shops. The newest one is located in Norwich, but there is also the store in Peterborough and of course the King’s Lynn store where it all began.