Village is located in the beautiful
North Norfolk countryside and can be found by meandering along
the Wells - Warham - Little Walsingham Road for approximately 2.5 miles
to the south of Wells-Next-The-Sea or 1.5 miles north of Walsingham. The
Village is in the NR23 postcode area and is at OS (Explorer Map 251) grid
reference: TF940399. Co-ordinates: 52.92146°N 0.88433°E.
The Village was, in the 19th and early 20th century a thriving bustling
place with a variety of local businesses and a school but with the introduction
of the railway in * and Wells becoming the local railhead for the maritime
industries, the fortunes of the village businesses gradually changed and
the industrial age left it behind. However, today its fortune is based
mainly in varied forms of farming, producing bio products, potatoes, sugar
beet, cereal crops and cheese.
Around Wighton you will find a public house, 3 B&B / Guest houses,
4 Caravan Club (5 van Certificated Location) sites, an Art Gallery, a
Church, a Methodist Chapel, A Village Hall behind which is a recreation
field and activity play area and fine walks and cycle rides at every point
of the compass.
The village is now well known for it's spectacular Scarecrow Festival
which is held each year over the May Bank Holiday - and for its live scarecrows
that are pleased to greet everyone over that period!