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Walking the Norfolk Coast Path

Walkers, this is what you can expect to find on this beautiful trail!

This Norfolk Coast Path walk is absolutely unbelievably beautiful.  In parts, you could transport your mind to anywhere you choose, and by continuing to read here, you'll see just what amazing landscape and scenery you'll come across on this walk.  

New to 2017 - you can now walk the WHOLE of the Norfolk Coast Path from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea (83 miles).

This is where you can choose your preferred walking option and  start the process of booking your Norfolk Coast Path walking holiday with us.  Don't forget, by booking with us you'll be able to just concentrate on enjoying your Norfolk walking holiday, rather than worrying about the nitty gritty of organising it, we'll take care of that!

And here you can read some other walker's testimonials

Norfolk Coast Path Walking Holidays

There are 3 groups of Norfolk Coast Path walking holiday options to choose from with Explore Norfolk UK, due to the extensions of the path between 2014 and 2016.  This means that you can now walk the whole of the Norfolk Coast Path - such a diverse and beautiful walk.

Explore Norfolk UK is one of the first walking holiday businesses to offer the walk all the way around the coast from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea. 

So here are the three groups of different walking holiday options for you. 

  • The first consists of 3 different options and is the original National Trail (46 miles) which starts at Hunstanton and ends in Cromer. 
  • The second consists of 4 options and this is the 2014 extended path (63 miles) which starts in Hunstanton but now finishes in Sea Palling, further around the east coast of Norfolk. 
  • The third consists of 3 options to walk the WHOLE of the Norfolk Coast Path (extended in 2016 to form 83 milesfrom Hunstanton to Hopton on Sea. (However if you wish, you could stop at Gt Yarmouth).

Don't forget that if you only want to walk a part of this trail, we can tailor your trip to suit your requirements.  Of if you've already walks to Cromer and wish to walk the remainder of the Coastal Path, we can organise that for you too.

Ends Cromer

46 MILES OF NORFOLK COAST FROM HUNSTANTON TO CROMER

Ends Sea Palling

63 MILES FROM HUNSTANTON TO SEA PALLING

Ends Hopton

83 MILES FROM HUNSTANTON TO HOPTON ON SEA 

Norfolk Coast Path Walking Holidays To Cromer

  • The Norfolk Coast Path starts at Hunstanton and, as of December 2014, finishes at Sea Palling. However, these particular trail options end at Cromer, the original finish to the Norfolk Coast Path.
    Trail length: 46 miles from Hunstanton to Cromer
    Ease of walk: easy to moderate
    Open from: any time of year

    This incredibly beautiful Norfolk Coast Path will take you over sand dunes and beaches, national nature reserves, salt marshes and cliffs, coastal villages and Victorian towns as well as presenting you with amazing wildlife.

    Prices:
    NCP01 - 3 days walking – from £335 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCP02 - 4 days walking – from £420 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCP03 - 5 days walking – from £490 per person (based on 2 sharing)

  • Our prices for the Norfolk Coast Path walks are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail Code: NCP01
    Trail length: 45 miles
    Trail duration:3 days walking, 4 night’s accommodation
    Average miles: 15 miles/24.3km per day
    Prices from: £335 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 3 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in or visit which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Burnham Overy Staithe (15 miles/24.3km)
    This is a beautiful stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Burnham Deepdale. From there you have glorious views over the marshes as you head on yet more sea defences, arriving at Burnham Overy Staithe.

    Day 2
    Walk from Burnham Overy Staithe to Blakeney (15 miles.24.3km)
    This stretch takes in the famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to the popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea. You may grab some fish and chips here and continue on your journey! Heading through more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, you finally reach the quay in the pretty village of Blakeney.

    Day 3
    Walk from Blakeney to Cromer (15 miles/24.3km)
    A very different day today on the Norfolk Coast Path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually walk on the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham and then enter developments in the form of West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks. You enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the Pier and feel a great sense of achievement!

    Book Your 3 Day Walk Here

  • Our prices for the Norfolk Coast Path walks are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail Code: NCP02
    Trail length: 45 miles
    Trail duration: 4 days walking, 5 night’s accommodation
    Average miles:11.25 miles/18.1km
    Prices from: £420 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 4 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for the Norfolk Coast Path walk can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in or visit which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is a beautiful walk along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Brancaster Staithe.

    Day 2
    Walk from Brancaster Staithe to Wells-next-the-Sea (11miles/17.6km)
    From here you have glorious views over the marshes as you head off on yet more sea defences, out towards the sand dunes and arriving at Gun Hill. This next stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path takes in the well-known and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.


    Day 3
    Walk from Wells-next-the-Sea to Cley (10 miles/16.8km)
    Heading through more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, and a few sea defences and marshes later you reach the quay in the pretty village of Blakeney. The windmill at Cley can be spotted in the distance and a short walk later you arrive in the attractive flint stone village of Cley.

    Day 4
    Walk from Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles/21km)
    A very different day today on the Norfolk Coast Path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually walk on the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham and then enter developments in the form of West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks. You enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the Pier and feel a great sense of achievement!

    Book Your 4 Day Walk Here

  • Our prices for the Norfolk Coast Path walk are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail Code: NCP03
    Trail length: 45 miles
    Trail duration:5 days walking, 6 night’s accommodation
    Average miles:9 miles/14.5km per day
    Prices from: £490 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 5 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for the Norfolk Coast Path can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in or visit which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is a beautiful walk along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Brancaster Staithe.

    Day 2
    Walk from Brancaster Staithe to Wells-next-the-Sea (11miles/17.6km)
    From here you have glorious views over the marshes as you head off on yet more sea defences, out towards the sand dunes and arriving at Gun Hill. This next stretch of the Norfolk Coat Path takes in the famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.

    Day 3
    Walk from Wells to Blakeney (7.3miles/11.7km)
    Heading through more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, and a few sea defences and marshes later you reach the quay in the pretty village of Blakeney. From here you can see the windmill at Cley which you’ll be walking to tomorrow.

    Day 4
    Walk from Blakeney to Weybourne (7.5miles/12km)
    A short walk over the sea defences and you arrive in the attractive flint stone village of Cley. This is a very different walk today on the Norfolk Coast Path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going on this part of the Norfolk Coast Path, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually arrive on the cliff tops at Weybourne where coastal erosion is very evident.

    Day 5
    Walk from Weybourne to Cromer (7.5 miles/12km)
    From the dizzy heights of Weybourne, you continue on the cliff tops until you reach Sheringham and begin to feel the coast getting more built up. West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks play heavily in this part of the walk and you can’t avoid them. However, you enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the Pier and feel a great sense of achievement!

    Book Your 5 Day Walk Here

  • At Explore Norfolk UK we go the extra mile. And with our accommodation choices, this is what you’ll get. It’s very important to us that your stay is just what you expect and more.

    We know that you want peace of mind that when you turn up to your accommodation you’ll be expected (!), that the owners will be extremely friendly and helpful and that nothing will be too much bother for them. We also know that you expect beautifully clean bathrooms and bedrooms. Quality is key these days so we’ve made sure you’ll be able to relax the minute you walk through the door as we know you’ll have weary feet.

    All of the accommodation has been personally chosen by us. We’ve made sure we have visited each and every one of the accommodations that we have picked for you, to ensure that you have the best experience once you arrive after your long day’s walk. For owners that weren’t accommodating to our needs, we crossed them off the list, and there were a few!!

    Most of the accommodation on the route is bed and breakfast, but in some village we have also picked hotels or pubs, should you require. It’s a personal choice, so please let us know if you would rather stay in a hotel where possible (prices are obviously higher in hotels and not all stages of the Norfolk Coast Path walk have hotels).

    Once you have booked with us, we will send you confirmation so you can see where you’ll be staying.

  • Included:
    Bed and breakfast accommodation in personally chosen B&B’s, pubs or hotels where all the owners have been met by us, and the accommodation has been vetted by us personally. We have taken the time to make sure you will be very happy with each and every night’s stay.
    Baggage transfer from each night’s accommodation.
    A detailed information pack with guide book, OS maps or AA Walker's Map, itinerary with places of interest and places for possible lunches, as well as directions to the accommodation with the name and phone number of the owners where appropriate (1 guidebook and relevant maps for up to 4 people, 2 for 5-7 people and 3 for 8 or more people).
    Emergency telephone support for us in the event of a problem.


    Excluded:
    Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks.
    Travel Insurance – please make sure you have travel insurance to cover this holiday.
    Transport for any rest days. We will be happy to book you taxis should you require.
    Travel to/from Hunstanton and to/from Cromer.
    Rest days -any costs for rest days or extra activities undertaken.

    Extras:
    Additional nights used other than on the Norfolk Coast Path walk itinerary (e.g. rest days, any additional days at the beginning or end of the walk for your own personal holiday not covered by the itinerary).
    Rest days - suggest you add on approximately £60 per person per night.
    Solo walker and single walker supplements - please add on approximately £40 per night to cover the cost of single occupancy, maps and guidebooks for one, and baggage transfers for one

  • Detailed information on how to reach your accommodation at the start of the walk, by car, or on foot from the bus station in Hunstanton, will be included in your holiday pack.

    Getting there:

    By Road:
    Hunstanton is situated on the west coast of Norfolk about 30 minutes north of King’s Lynn on the A149.
    Cromer is situated on the North Norfolk Coast about 45 minutes north of Norwich on the A140/A149.

    Car parking:
    If you are driving to the start of your accommodation, please speak to us and we will check with the owners as to whether they have room or not for you to park. If not, we will check for alternative places.

    By Rail:
    To/from Hunstanton: The nearest train station to Hunstanton is King’s Lynn and served by the Great Northern network and has direct lines into and out of London Kings Cross
    To/from Cromer: Cromer has a railway station served by the Abellio Greater Anglia network. Trains run to and from Norwich. To reach London you would need to change at Norwich for onward travel.
    You can book your tickets in advance (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk)

    By Bus:
    The coasthopper bus service (http://www.coasthopper.co.uk) runs from King’s Lynn to Cromer, changing at Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea. Norfolk Green bus service No 10. And 11 also run from King’s Lynn to Hunstanton. (http://www.norfolkgreen.co.uk/services)

    By Air:
    The airports closest to Hunstanton and Cromer are Norwich International Airport and London Stansted Airport.

  • There is so much to see in Norfolk that it makes sense to take a rest day or two during your walk on The Norfolk Coast Path. Or maybe you may choose to take a few days at the beginning or end of your walking trip.

    If you would like suggestions for rest days, please add any comments on your booking form and we’ll be pleased to give you some ideas. As we are local, we know places that would fit in with your chosen itinerary and that you’ll be glad you saw.


    We don’t want you to go away from Norfolk thinking that you were only able to see what was either side of the Norfolk Coast Path!

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Norfolk Coast Path Walking Holidays To Sea Palling

  • The Norfolk Coast Path starts at Hunstanton and, as of December 2014, finishes at Sea Palling. These particular trail options end at Sea Palling.
    Trail length: 63 miles from Hunstanton to Sea Palling
    Ease of walk: easy to moderate
    Open from: any time of year

    This incredibly beautiful Norfolk Coast Path will take you over sand dunes and beaches, national nature reserves, salt marshes and cliffs, coastal villages and Victorian towns as well as presenting you with amazing wildlife.

    Prices from:
    NCP04 - 4 days walking - £420 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCP05 - 5 days walking - £500 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCP06 - 6 days walking - £570 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCP07 - 7 days walking - £600 per person (based on 2 sharing)

  • Our prices for the Norfolk Coast Path walks are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail code:NCP04
    Trail length: 63 miles
    Trail duration:4 days walking, 5 night’s accommodation
    Average miles: 15.6 miles/25.1km per day
    Prices from: £420 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 4 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for The Norfolk Coast Path walks can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in, or visit, which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Burnham Overy Staithe (15 miles/24.3km)
    This is a beautiful stretch of The Norfolk Coast Path along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Burnham Deepdale. From there you have glorious views over the marshes as you head on yet more sea defences, arriving at Burnham Overy Staithe.

    Day 2
    Walk from Burnham Overy Staithe to Blakeney (15 miles.24.3km)
    This stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path takes in the famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to the popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea. You might grab some very good fish and chips here and continue on your journey! Heading through more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, you finally reach the quay in the pretty village of Blakeney.

    Day 3
    Walk from Blakeney to Cromer (15 miles/24.3km)
    A very different day today on the Norfolk Coast Path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually walk on the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham and then enter developments in the form of West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks. Finally you enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the pier

    Day 4
    Walk from Cromer to Sea Palling (17.5 miles/28.1km)
    This stretch of The Norfolk Coast Path takes you over the most wonderful cliffs at Trimingham and along the beaches at Mundesley. You will pass right by the iconic red and white lighthouse at Happisburgh and end your walk on the golden sands of Sea Palling beach!

    Book Your 4 Day Walk Here

  • Our prices for The Norfolk Coast Path walks are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail code:NCP05
    Trail length:63 miles
    Trail duration: 5 days walking, 6 night’s accommodation
    Average miles:12.5 miles/20.1km
    Prices from: £500 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 5 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for the Norfolk Coast Path walks can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in or visit which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is a beautiful walk along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Brancaster Staithe.

    Day 2
    Walk from Brancaster Staithe to Wells-next-the-Sea (11miles/17.6km)
    From here you have glorious views over the marshes as you head off on yet more sea defences, out towards the sand dunes and arriving at Gun Hill. This next stretch takes in the famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.

    Day 3
    Walk from Wells-next-the-Sea to Cley (10 miles/16.8km)
    Heading through more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, and a few sea defences and marshes later you reach the quay in the pretty village of Blakeney. The windmill at Cley can be spotted in the distance and a short walk later you arrive in the attractive flint stone village of Cley.

    Day 4
    Walk from Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles/21km)
    A very different day today on the Norfolk Coast Path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually walk on the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham and then enter developments in the form of West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks. You enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the Victorian Pier.

    Day 5
    Walk from Cromer to Sea Palling (17.5m miles/28.1km)
    This stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path takes you over the most wonderful cliffs at Trimingham and along the beaches at Mundesley. You will pass right by the iconic red and white lighthouse at Happisburgh and end your walk on the golden sands of Sea Palling beach!

    Book Your 5 Day Walk Here

  • Our prices for the Norfolk Coast Path walks are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail code:NCP06
    Trail length:63 miles
    Trail duration: 6 days walking, 7 night’s accommodation
    Average miles:10.4 miles/16.7km
    Prices from: £570 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 6 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in or visit which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is a beautiful walk along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Brancaster Staithe.

    Day 2
    Walk from Brancaster Staithe to Wells-next-the-Sea (11miles/17.6km)
    From here you have glorious views over the marshes as you head on yet more sea defences, out towards the sand dunes and arriving at Gun Hill. This next stretch takes in the famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.

    Day 3
    Walk from Wells-next-the-Sea to Cley (10 miles/16.8km)
    Heading through more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, and a few sea defences and marshes later you reach the quay in the pretty village of Blakeney. The windmill at Cley can be spotted in the distance and a short walk later you arrive in the attractive flint stone village of Cley.

    Day 4
    Walk from Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles/21km)
    A very different day today on the Norfolk Coast Path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually walk on the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham and then enter developments in the form of West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks. You enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the Pier.

    Day 5
    Walk from Cromer to Mundesley (8 miles/12.8km)
    This day on the Norfolk Coast Path takes you along the beach at Cromer and over some beautiful cliffs around Overstrand and Trimingham. As you approach Mundesley you will have come inland slightly and then re-emerge onto the cliff face again to see the long stretch of sand towards Mundesley beach.

    Day 6
    Walk from Mundesley to Sea Palling (9.5 miles/15.2km)
    Starting out on the promenade at Mundesley, you can walk this entire stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path on the beach if the tide is low. If not, you take a few very small detours to arrive back on more beaches and sea defences. The highlights of this stint are the iconic red and white lighthouse at Happisburgh and the golden sands of Sea Palling beach.

    Book Your 6 Day Walk Here

  • Our prices for the Norfolk Coast Path walks are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail code:NCP07
    Trail length:63 miles
    Trail duration: 7 days walking, 8 night’s accommodation
    Average miles:9 miles/14.48km
    Prices from: £600 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 7 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in or visit which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is a beautiful walk along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Brancaster Staithe.

    Day 2
    Walk from Brancaster Staithe to Wells-next-the-Sea (11miles/17.6km)
    From there you have glorious views over the marshes as you head on yet more sea defences, out towards the sand dunes and arriving at Gun Hill. This next stretch takes in the well-known and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.

    Day 3
    Walk from Wells to Blakeney (7.3miles/11.7km)
    Heading through more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, and a few sea defences and marshes later you reach the quay in the pretty village of Blakeney. From here you can see the windmill at Cley which you’ll be walking to tomorrow.

    Day 4
    Walk from Blakeney to Weybourne (7.5miles/12km)
    A short walk over the sea defences and you arrive in the attractive flint stone village of Cley. This is a very different day today. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually arrive on the cliff tops at Weybourne where coastal erosion is evident.

    Day 5
    Walk from Weybourne to Cromer (7.5 miles/12km)
    From the dizzy heights of Weybourne, you continue on the cliff tops until you reach Sheringham and begin to feel the coast getting more built up. West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks play heavily in this part of the walk and you can’t avoid them. However, you enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the Pier.

    Day 6
    Cromer to Mundesley (8 miles/12.8km)
    This day takes you along the beach at Cromer and over some beautiful cliffs around Overstrand and Trimingham. As you approach Mundesley you will have come inland slightly and then re-emerge onto the cliff face again to see the long stretch of sand towards Mundesley beach.

    Day 7
    Walk from Mundesley to Sea Palling (9.5 miles/15.2km)
    Starting out on the promenade at Mundesley, you can walk this entire stretch of this Norfolk Coast Path on the beach if the tide is low. If not, you take a few very small detours to arrive back on more beaches and sea defences. The highlights of this stint are the iconic red and white lighthouse at Happisburgh and the golden sands of Sea Palling beach.

    Book Your 7 Day Walk Here


  • We go the extra mile at Explore Norfolk UK. And with our accommodation choices, this is what you’ll get. It’s very important to us that your stay is just what you expect and more.

    We know that you want peace of mind that when you turn up to your accommodation you’ll be expected (!), that the owners will be extremely friendly and helpful and that nothing will be too much bother for them. We also know that you expect beautifully clean bathrooms and bedrooms. Quality is key these days so we’ve made sure you’ll be able to relax the minute you walk through the door.

    All of the accommodation has been personally chosen by us. We have made sure we have visited each and every one of the accommodations that we have picked for you, to ensure that you have the best experience once you arrive after your long day’s walk. For owners that weren’t accommodating to our needs, we crossed them off the list, and there were a few!!

    Most of the accommodation on the route is bed and breakfast, but in some village we have also picked hotels and pubs, should you require. It’s a personal choice, so please let us know if you would rather stay in a hotel or pub where possible (prices are obviously higher in hotels and not all stages of the walk have hotels).

    Once you have booked with us, we will send confirmation so you can see where you’ll be staying.

  • Included:
    Bed and breakfast accommodation in personally chosen B&B’s, pubs or hotels where all the owners have been met and the accommodation has been vetted by us personally. We have taken the time to make sure you will be very happy with each and every night’s stay.
    Baggage transfer from each accommodation.
    A detailed information pack with guide book, OS maps or AA Walker's Map, itinerary with places of interest and places for possible lunches, as well as directions to the accommodation with the name and phone number of the owner where appropriate (1 guidebook and relevant maps for up to 4 people, 2 for 5-7 people and 3 for 8 or more people).
    Emergency telephone support for us in the event of a problem.


    Excluded:
    Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
    Travel Insurance – please make sure you have travel insurance to cover this holiday.
    Transport for any rest days.
    We will happily book taxis should you require. Please let us know. Travel to/from Hunstanton and to/from Cromer.
    Rest days -any costs for rest days or extra activities undertaken.

    Extras:
    Additional nights used other than on the walk itinerary (e.g. rest days, any additional days at the beginning or end of the walk for your own personal holiday not covered by the itinerary).
    Rest days - we suggest you add on approximately £60 per person per night.
    Solo walker and single walker supplements - please add on approximately £40 per night to cover the cost of single occupancy, maps and guidebooks for one, and baggage transfers for one)

  • Detailed information on how to reach your accommodation at the start of the walk, by car, or on foot from the bus station in Hunstanton, will be included in your holiday pack.

    Getting there:

    Options to get back from Sea Palling to either Cromer or Hunstanton:
    1. Catch the bus from Sea Palling to North Walsham - change and catch another bus to Cromer. Then catch the Coasthopper bus all the way to Hunstanton - this will probably take you about 4 hours!
    2. Order to taxi to take you from Sea Palling to Cromer (approx £45-55) and then catch the Coasthopper to Hunstanton. This will probably take you about 2.5hrs.
    3. Take a taxi to Hoveton & Wroxham train station, catch the train to Cromer and then catch the Coasthopper as above. This will take you a little longer than the second option.

    By Road:
    Hunstanton is situated on the west coast of Norfolk about 30 minutes north of King’s Lynn on the A149.
    Cromer is situated on the North Norfolk Coast about 45 minutes north of Norwich on the A140/A149.

    Car parking:
    If you are driving to the start of your accommodation, please speak to us and we will check with the owners as to whether they have room or not for you to park. If not, we will check for alternative places.

    By Rail:
    To/from Hunstanton: The nearest train station to Hunstanton is King’s Lynn and served by the Great Northern network and has direct lines into and out of London Kings Cross
    To/from Cromer: Cromer has a railway station served by the Abellio Greater Anglia network. Trains run to and from Norwich. To reach London you would need to change at Norwich for onward travel.
    To/from Sea Palling: You have to take a taxi to Hoveton or Wroxham and catch the train to either Norwich or Cromer. You can book your tickets in advance (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk)

    By Bus:
    The coasthopper bus service (http://www.coasthopper.co.uk) runs from King’s Lynn to Cromer, changing at Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea.
    Norfolk Green bus service No 10. And 11 also run from King’s Lynn to Hunstanton. (http://www.norfolkgreen.co.uk/services).
    Sanders Coaches operate from Cromer to Sea Palling you can plan your route here (http://www.sanderscoaches.com/planner/index.aspx).

    By Air:
    The airports closest to Hunstanton, Cromer and Sea Palling are Norwich International Airport and London Stansted Airport.

  • There is so much to see in Norfolk that it makes sense to take a rest day or two during your walk. Or maybe you may choose to take a few days at the beginning or end of your walking trip.

    If you would like suggestions for rest days, please add any comments on your booking form and we’ll be pleased to give you some ideas. As we are local, we know places that would fit in with your chosen itinerary and that you’ll be glad you saw.


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Walk the whole of the Norfolk Coast Path

  • The Norfolk Coast Path starts at Hunstanton and now finishes at Hopton on Sea. However, we can always tailor the walk to suit your needs, and if you wanted to stop at Gt Yarmouth, we can easily sort that for you.
    Trail length: 83 miles from Hunstanton to Hopton
    Ease of walk: easy to moderate
    Open from: any time of year

    This incredibly beautiful Norfolk Coast Path will take you over sand dunes and beaches, national nature reserves, salt marshes and cliffs, coastal villages and Victorian towns, working ports, as well as presenting you with amazing wildlife.

    Prices from:
    NCP08 - 4 days walking - £450 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCP09 - 6 days walking - £580 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCP10 - 8 days walking - £694 per person (based on 2 sharing)


  • Our prices for the Norfolk Coast Path walks are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail code:NCP08
    Trail length: 83 miles
    Trail duration:4 days walking, 5 night’s accommodation
    Average miles: 21 miles/34 km per day
    Prices from: £450 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 4 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for The Norfolk Coast Path walks can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in, or visit, which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Wells (22 miles/35 km)
    This is a beautiful stretch of The Norfolk Coast Path along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Burnham Deepdale. From here you have glorious views over the marshes as you head off on yet more sea defences, out towards the sand dunes and arriving at Gun Hill. This next stretch takes in the famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.

    Day 2
    Walk from Wells to Cromer (23 miles/37km)
    This stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path takes you along more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, past the quay in Wells and onto the village of Cley. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually walk on the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham and then enter developments in the form of West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks. Finally you enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the.

    Day 3
    Walk from Cromer to Sea Palling (17.5m miles/28.1km)
    This stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path takes you over the most wonderful cliffs at Trimingham and along the beaches at Mundesley. You will pass right by the iconic red and white lighthouse at Happisburgh and end your walk on the golden sands of Sea Palling beach!

    Day 4
    Walk from Sea Palling to Hopton (20.5 miles/33 km)
    From the beach of Sea Palling, you are taken over the windswept dunes of Winterton, into a couple of SSSI sites, along the beaches of Hemsby and Caister, into Gt Yarmouth. You’ll walk along the working port of this town, and out onto the golden sands of Gorleston beach to finally arrive at the end of the Norfolk Coast Path on Hopton beach.

    Book Your 4 Day Walk Here

  • Our prices for The Norfolk Coast Path walks are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail code:NCP09
    Trail length:83 miles
    Trail duration: 6 days walking, 7 night’s accommodation
    Average miles:13.8 miles/22 km (last 2 days are 17.5m and 20m)
    Prices from: £580 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 6 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for the Norfolk Coast Path walks can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in or visit which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is a beautiful walk along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Brancaster Staithe.

    Day 2
    Walk from Brancaster Staithe to Wells-next-the-Sea (11miles/17.6km)
    From here you have glorious views over the marshes as you head off on yet more sea defences, out towards the sand dunes and arriving at Gun Hill. This next stretch takes in the famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.

    Day 3
    Walk from Wells-next-the-Sea to Cley (10 miles/16.8km)
    Heading through more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, and a few sea defences and marshes later you reach the quay in the pretty village of Blakeney. The windmill at Cley can be spotted in the distance and a short walk later you arrive in the attractive flint stone village of Cley.

    Day 4
    Walk from Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles/21km)
    A very different day today on the Norfolk Coast Path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually walk on the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham and then enter developments in the form of West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks. You enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the Victorian Pier.

    Day 5
    Walk from Cromer to Sea Palling (17.5m miles/28.1km)
    This stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path takes you over the most wonderful cliffs at Trimingham and along the beaches at Mundesley. You will pass right by the iconic red and white lighthouse at Happisburgh and end your walk on the golden sands of Sea Palling beach!

    Day 6
    Walk from Sea Palling to Hopton (20.5 miles/33 km)
    From the beach of Sea Palling, you are taken over the windswept dunes of Winterton, into a couple of SSSI sites, along the beaches of Hemsby and Caister, into Gt Yarmouth. You’ll walk along the working port of this town, and out onto the golden sands of Gorleston beach to finally arrive at the end of the Norfolk Coast Path on Hopton beach.

    Book Your 6 Day Walk Here

  • Our prices for the Norfolk Coast Path walks are based on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling on your own as a solo traveller, or if you are walking in a group but would like a single room, then the additional single supplement of £30 per person per night applies.

    Trail code:NCP10
    Trail length:83 miles
    Trail duration: 8 days walking, 9 night’s accommodation
    Average miles:10.4 miles/16.7km
    Prices from: £594 (based on 2 people sharing)

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 8 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries can be amended to your requirements. We are very happy to chat to you to find out if you have any particular places you would like to stay in or visit which would require different overnight stays.

    Arrival
    Arrive and stay at your accommodation in Hunstanton

    Day 1
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is a beautiful walk along the Old Hunstanton golf course, the sand dunes and then over to Holme Nature Reserve, along board walks, through pine forests and onto the sea defence bank towards Thornham. The next stretch takes you away from the coast bypassing Titchwell and arriving back at Brancaster, from where you take a board walk hugging the marshes towards Brancaster Staithe.

    Day 2
    Walk from Brancaster Staithe to Wells-next-the-Sea (11miles/17.6km)
    From here you have glorious views over the marshes as you head on yet more sea defences, out towards the sand dunes and arriving at Gun Hill. This next stretch takes in the famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.

    Day 3
    Walk from Wells-next-the-Sea to Cley (10 miles/16.8km)
    Heading through more wonderful salt marshes with incredible views towards Blakeney Point, and a few sea defences and marshes later you reach the quay in the pretty village of Blakeney. The windmill at Cley can be spotted in the distance and a short walk later you arrive in the attractive flint stone village of Cley.

    Day 4
    Walk from Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles/21km)
    A very different day today on the Norfolk Coast Path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large chunk of this walk is shingle. It can be hard going, but the landscape and the feeling of remoteness is very different to what you will have seen so far. The landscape changes dramatically from the beginning of the day’s walk to the end. You eventually walk on the cliff tops from Weybourne to Sheringham and then enter developments in the form of West Runton and East Runton static caravan parks. You enter Cromer on the cliff face looking down on the Pier.

    Day 5
    Walk from Cromer to Mundesley (8 miles/12.8km)
    This day on the Norfolk Coast Path takes you along the beach at Cromer and over some beautiful cliffs around Overstrand and Trimingham. As you approach Mundesley you will have come inland slightly and then re-emerge onto the cliff face again to see the long stretch of sand towards Mundesley beach.

    Day 6
    Walk from Mundesley to Sea Palling (9.5 miles/15.2km)
    Starting out on the promenade at Mundesley, you can walk this entire stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path on the beach if the tide is low. If not, you take a few very small detours to arrive back on more beaches and sea defences. The highlights of this stint are the iconic red and white lighthouse at Happisburgh and the golden sands of Sea Palling beach.

    Day 7
    Walk from Sea Palling to Caister on Sea (10.5 miles/16.8 km)
    Starting out from Sea Palling beach, onto Winterton Dunes and into the valley alongside Hemsby. More beach walking and dunes walking until you reach Caister Point.

    Day 8
    Walk from Caister to Hopton (10 miles/16 km)
    Walking out from the lifeboat station on Caister beach, you’re taken along more sand dunes and a SSSI site on Gt Yarmouth North Nenes Dunes, into Gt Yarmouth and across the river. You’ll walk along the busy port, and out onto the glorious sandy beach of Gorleston, until you reach the rock boulders of Hopton on Sea where you end the walk.

    Book Your 8 Day Walk Here

  • We go the extra mile at Explore Norfolk UK. And with our accommodation choices, this is what you’ll get. It’s very important to us that your stay is just what you expect and more.

    We know that you want peace of mind that when you turn up to your accommodation you’ll be expected (!), that the owners will be extremely friendly and helpful and that nothing will be too much bother for them. We also know that you expect beautifully clean bathrooms and bedrooms. Quality is key these days so we’ve made sure you’ll be able to relax the minute you walk through the door.

    All of the accommodation has been personally chosen by us. We have made sure we have visited each and every one of the accommodations that we have picked for you, to ensure that you have the best experience once you arrive after your long day’s walk. For owners that weren’t accommodating to our needs, we crossed them off the list, and there were a few!!

    Most of the accommodation on the route is bed and breakfast, but in some village we have also picked hotels and pubs, should you require. It’s a personal choice, so please let us know if you would rather stay in a hotel or pub where possible (prices are obviously higher in hotels and not all stages of the walk have hotels).

    Once you have booked with us, we will send confirmation so you can see where you’ll be staying.

  • Included:
    Bed and breakfast accommodation in personally chosen B&B’s, pubs or hotels where all the owners have been met and the accommodation has been vetted by us personally. We have taken the time to make sure you will be very happy with each and every night’s stay.
    Baggage transfer from each accommodation.
    A detailed information pack with guide book, OS maps or AA Walker's Map, itinerary with places of interest and places for possible lunches, as well as directions to the accommodation with the name and phone number of the owner where appropriate (1 guidebook and relevant maps for up to 4 people, 2 for 5-7 people and 3 for 8 or more people).
    Emergency telephone support for us in the event of a problem.


    Excluded:
    Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
    Travel Insurance – please make sure you have travel insurance to cover this holiday.
    Transport for any rest days.
    We will happily book taxis should you require. Please let us know. Travel to/from Hunstanton and to/from Hopton/Gt Yarmouth.
    Rest days -any costs for rest days or extra activities undertaken.

    Extras:
    Additional nights used other than on the walk itinerary (e.g. rest days, any additional days at the beginning or end of the walk for your own personal holiday not covered by the itinerary).
    Rest days - we suggest you add on approximately £60 per person per night.
    Solo walker and single walker supplements - please add on approximately £40 per night to cover the cost of single occupancy, maps and guidebooks for one, and baggage transfers for one)

  • Detailed information on how to reach your accommodation at the start of the walk, by car, or on foot from the bus station in Hunstanton, will be included in your holiday pack.

    Getting there:

    Options to get back from Hopton/Gt Yarmouth to either Cromer, Hunstanton or Norwich:
    1. Catch the bus from Hopton to Gt Yarmouth where you can catch a train to Norwich and onward travel to Cromer or King’s Lynn.


    By Road:
    Hunstanton is situated on the west coast of Norfolk about 30 minutes north of King’s Lynn on the A149.
    Cromer is situated on the North Norfolk Coast about 45 minutes north of Norwich on the A140/A149.
    Gt Yarmouth is situated on the east coast of Norfolk and is about 40 minutes east of Norwich on the A47.
    Car parking:

    If you are driving to the start of your accommodation, please speak to us and we will check with the owners as to whether they have room or not for you to park. If not, we will check for alternative places.

    By Rail:
    To/from Hunstanton: The nearest train station to Hunstanton is King’s Lynn and served by the Great Northern network and has direct lines into and out of London Kings Cross
    To/from Cromer: Cromer has a railway station served by the Abellio Greater Anglia network. Trains run to and from Norwich. To reach London you would need to change at Norwich for onward travel.
    To/from Gt Yarmouth: Gt Yarmouth has a railway station served by managed by Greater Anglia. Trains run to and from Norwich. To reach London you would need to change at Norwich for onward travel. You can book your tickets in advance (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk)

    By Bus:
    The coasthopper bus service (http://www.coasthopper.co.uk) runs from King’s Lynn to Cromer, changing at Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea.
    Norfolk Green bus service No 10. And 11 also run from King’s Lynn to Hunstanton. (http://www.norfolkgreen.co.uk/services).
    The 1 and 1A bus service run from Hopton on Sea to Gt Yarmouth.

    By Air:
    The airports closest to Hunstanton, Cromer and Gt Yarmouth are Norwich International Airport and London Stansted Airport.

  • There is so much to see in Norfolk that it makes sense to take a rest day or two during your walk. Or maybe you may choose to take a few days at the beginning or end of your walking trip.

    If you would like suggestions for rest days, please add any comments on your booking form and we’ll be pleased to give you some ideas. As we are local, we know places that would fit in with your chosen itinerary and that you’ll be glad you saw.



A Summary Of The Norfolk Coast Path Trail

The 83 mile Norfolk Coast Path walk starts on the promenade in Hunstanton on the west coast of Norfolk and takes you all the way around to the Norfolk/Suffolk border at Hopton-on-Sea beach on the east coast.   And in between those two points, you will come across the most amazingly breath taking landscape and wonderful wildlife that will leave you almost speechless (and I don’t say that lightly, I’m not exaggerating!).

Views over the beach huts at Old Hunstanton
The end of the Norfolk Coast Path at Hopton-on-Sea

Believe it or not, it starts on a beach and ends on a beach!    This is a walking holiday you won’t forget in a hurry

Booking this trail with Explore Norfolk UK will hopefully leave you with the same passion for Norfolk that we have.  I defy you not to be mesmerised and taken in by the views and landscape here. And if you are a first time long distance walker, this particular route is ideal.  As is the Peddars Way which runs into the Norfolk Coast Path at Holme.  Or you may even decide you want to walk both long distance trails in one go, there's more information on the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path combined walk here.

It also means that you'll be able to relax and take in everything around you, to see what nature has given to us all, and to switch of from your busy daily lives.  We'll sort the accommodation, maps, guide books and luggage transfer for you.  You won’t need to do a thing except enjoy your walk.

You can find out about more detailed routes and walking holiday options on the Norfolk Coast Path here

What you'll see on the Norfolk Coast Path?

As the Norfolk Coast Path meanders on past Holme-next-the-Sea, the salt marshes become more prevalent and, although you’re still on the coast, you begin to walk away from the sand and immerse yourself in swathes of salt marshes and fresh water meadows, and this is where the wildlife really comes to the fore.  The views are stunning and you’ll wonder why you’ve never been here before.  The feeling of relaxation and fresh air in this glorious surrounding is something you won’t take for granted, trust me. 

Salt Marshes

The coast of Norfolk is strange in that years ago some of these coastal villages were very important fishing ports, such as Cley, Blakeney and even further inland, at Wiveton.  Large boats would come all the way up to these villages, but over the years the land was reclaimed and the ports silted up.  Thanks to this silting up process, we now have the benefit of being able to walk over these salt marshes and fresh water marshes for our own enjoyment.   But when you’re standing and admiring the view (which you’ll do endlessly), it’s an odd thought to think that once upon a time these creeks were busy with important cargo.

Find out more about how you can walk this beautiful Norfolk Coast Path with Explore Norfolk UK here.

Fishing Livelihood

As you may know, one of the great livelihoods here on the Norfolk Coast is fishing, and along the way you’ll come across a few unspoilt fishing harbours, along with the possibility of seeing the fishermen mending nets, grading mussels, bringing in the catch of the day and just generally going about their everyday lives.  This is what makes this walk so fantastic.  And if you don’t see them, you’ll certainly see their equipment; endless lobster pots and nets dotted around everywhere as well as tractors on the beaches ready to pull and push the boats in and out of the sea.

Beaches and cliffs on the Norfolk Coast Path

And of course, during the first few days of this Norfolk Coast Path you’ll come across a few very picturesque windmills, standing out resplendently on the skyline at Cley, Burnham Overy Staithe and Weybourne, as well as seeing some very significant churches overlooking the marshes towards to the sea. 

And you’ll walk over shingle and landward dunes which feels isolated and barren as well as swathes of golden sand from Burnham Overy Staithe to Wells (if you choose to walk on the beach rather than in amongst the pine forests).  Holkham is my favourite beach as I tend to forget everything going on around me and lose myself to the sand, sea and sky. 

Once you get to the cliffs at Weybourne and start your walk along the grassy cliff tops, you’ll look back to admire the incredible views and realise that the landscape on this Norfolk Coast Path is dramatically changing.  You’ll also get a good idea of how erosion is taking hold along this part of the English Coast.  You'll enjoy long cliff walks starting from Weybourne and finishing at Mundesley, interspersed with villages and towns along the way.

There are varying options for walking the Norfolk Coast Path, taking from 3 days to 8 days.  Each offers differing average miles per day.  If you'd like to find out more about what options are available to you, you can read Explore Norfolk UK's Norfolk Coast Path options here.

World War II

And if you’re interested in War memorabilia, you will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of pill boxes along this stretch of the coast.  Masses of them!   And you’ll walk up Beeston Bump which was once a wireless intercept station in WWII, where radio signals were intercepted from the German E boats.

You’ll come across an Allan Williams gun turret which survived the tidal surge of December 2013 as well as numerous other storms over the years, and the beautifully preserved guns at Weybourne overlooking the sea and owned by the Muckleburgh collection.   You’ll never have a dull moment on this walk!

Victorian Towns

Finally, The Norfolk Coast Path includes a few Victorian towns, Hunstanton, Sheringham and Cromer.   It also includes a little bit of Great Yarmouth.  If you’d like to see a Victorian Pier in all its glory, then at one point on the Norfolk Coast Path you’ll arrive on the cliff top at Cromer and be able to look down on to this iconic and rather beautiful structure.  Or you could instead use your imagination to think how the Victorians would have had sedate Sunday walks along the promenades or up on the cliff face overlooking the towns. 

The new extension to the Norfolk Coast Path

The stretch from Cromer to Hopton on Sea is the final extension to the Norfolk Coast Path and has now been opened since the end of 2016.   So if you've only walked to Cromer, you’ll have to come back again!!

From Cromer to Hopton, you walk along beaches, cliff tops, SSSI sites with windswept dunes, into valleys and the town of Gt Yarmouth and along more beaches until you arrive at the end of the path on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

When you started off reading this, I bet you didn’t know that you’d being seeing quite so much of interest along this Norfolk Coast Path?  I really hope I’ve sparked something within you that makes you want to experience this wonderful part of the UK

I’d love to help, discuss and suggest how this could be a walking holiday for you to remember.  Why not look at the options above to decide which holiday is right for you?

› The Norfolk Coast Path