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The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Combined Trail Walking Holidays

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is one national trail that many people walk in one go. 

Neither is better than the other.  Each is so different in their own way

  • One is rich in history and has a very country feel to it,
  • the other is breathtakingly beautiful with amazing coastal views and wildlife. 

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Walking Holiday Options

There are 6 options to choose from with Explore Norfolk UK. 

3 options for the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path long distance trail follow the path as far as Cromer which was the original stopping point until December 2014.

3 other options take you all the way to Sea Palling, the newly extended end to the Norfolk Coast Path.  Both of these options start at Knettishall Heath just outside Thetford.

Don’t forget that if you only want to walk part of these trails, we can tailor your trip to suit your requirements.

Options to walk the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path to Cromer

Options for walking this long distance trail to Sea Palling

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Walking Holiday Options to Cromer

  • The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path combine two completely contrasting long distance trails, starting just outside Thetford at Knettishall Heath and ending on the pier at Cromer. Options for ending in Sea Palling are below.
    Trail length: 93 miles from Knettishall Heath to Cromer
    Ease of walk: easy to moderate
    Open from: any time of year

    The Peddars Way forms an historic and at times dead straight path which will take you through pine forests, alongside heathland and MOD property, over board walks, along quiet country lanes and open countryside. It’s an extremely diverse walk with interesting historical roots and you’ll be following in the footsteps of Romans and Pilgrims. The Norfolk Coast Path, by contrast, is an incredibly beautiful path which 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:
    NCPPW01 - 6 days walking – from £575 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCPPW02 - 7 days walking – from £650 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCPPW03 - 8 days walking – from £720 per person (based on 2 sharing)

  • Our prices for the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path combined 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: NCPPW01
    Trail length: 93 miles
    Trail duration:6 days walking, 7 night’s accommodation
    Average miles: 15.5 miles/24.9km per day
    Prices from: £575

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    Suggested Itinerary for the 6 Day walk ending in Cromer

    All the suggested itineraries or the Peddars Way and 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 Thetford

    Day 1
    Walk from Thetford to Lt Cressingham (14.5 miles/23.2km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path starts in a pretty wood on the outskirts of Thetford and takes you across open countryside, pine forests, deciduous woods, along farm tracks and ancient Pingo ponds and the edge of MOD training zones. It’s an extremely peaceful stretch of the walk unless you have the gun fire from the army!

    Day 2
    Walk from Lt Cressingham to Great Massingham (16.6 miles/26.6km)
    Much of this walk is on very quiet lanes. Hard on the feet but pleasant in amongst the open countryside. As you approach Swaffham you come off the beaten track and head back into woodland and straight tracks. There are more quiet roads and an odd bit of grass track until you reach the ruins of Castle Acre Priory and the pretty village of Castle Acre. Continue through here on more track or tarmacked road and woodlands until you come off the main Peddars Way route and detour to Great Massingham

    Day 3
    Walk from Gt Massingham to Hunstanton (17 miles/27.2km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is more open and undulating as well as the obligatory straight Roman roads. You’ll walk pass ancient burial grounds and come across an old gun powder store and arrive at Ringstead village where you’ll see the end in sight. Walk on down towards the sea at Holme and you’ve completed the Peddars Way walk. But in order to start at the correct point for the Norfolk Coast Path, you take a left turn on the beach and head towards Hunstanton, either on the beach or on the sand dunes.

    Day 4
    Walk from Hunstanton to Burnham Overy Staithe (15 miles/24.3km)
    Retrace your tracks from the day before until you reach Holme. 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 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 5
    Walk from Burnham Overy Staithe to Blakeney (15 miles.24.3km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path trail 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 6
    Walk from Blakeney to Cromer (15 miles/24.3km)
    A very different day today on the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path long distance path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large junk 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 civilisation 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!

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  • Our prices 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: NCPPW02
    Trail length: 93 miles
    Trail duration:7 days walking, 8 night’s accommodation
    Average miles: 13.3 miles/21.4km per day
    Prices from: £650

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    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 Thetford

    Day 1
    Walk from Thetford to Lt Cressingham (14.5 miles/23.2km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path starts in a pretty wood on the outskirts of Thetford and takes you across open countryside, pine forests, deciduous woods, along farm tracks and ancient Pingo ponds and the edge of MOD training zones. It’s an extremely peaceful stretch of the walk unless you have the gun fire from the army!

    Day 2
    Walk from Lt Cressingham to Great Massingham (16.6 miles/26.6km)
    Much of this walk of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is on very quiet lanes. Hard on the feet but pleasant in amongst the open countryside. As you approach Swaffham you come off the beaten track and head back into woodland and straight tracks. There are more quiet roads and an odd bit of grass track until you reach the ruins of Castle Acre Priory and the pretty village of Castle Acre. Continue through here on more track or tarmacked road and woodlands until you come off the main Peddars Way route and detour to Great Massingham

    Day 3
    Walk from Gt Massingham to Hunstanton (17 miles/27.2km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way is more open and undulating as well as the obligatory straight Roman roads. You’ll walk pass ancient burial grounds and come across an old gun powder store and arrive at Ringstead village where you’ll see the end in sight. Walk on down towards the sea at Holme and you’ve completed the Peddars Way walk. But in order to start at the correct point for the Norfolk Coast Path, you take a left turn on the beach and head towards Hunstanton, either on the beach or on the sand dunes.

    Day 4
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is where you start the second phase of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path walk. 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 5
    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 of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path long distance walk 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 6
    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 7
    Walk from Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles/21km)
    A very different day today on the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path trail. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large junk 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 civilisation 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!

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  • Our prices 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: NCPPW03
    Trail length: 93 miles
    Trail duration:8 days walking, 9 night’s accommodation
    Average miles: 11 miles/17.7km per day
    Prices from: £720

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 8 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path trail 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 Thetford

    Day 1
    Walk from Thetford to Lt Thompson (10.3 miles/16.5km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way starts in a pretty wood on the outskirts of Thetford and takes you across open countryside, pine forests, deciduous woods, heathland and along farm tracks to arrive at the ancient Pingo ponds at Thompson. It’s a great place to finish day 1 of your walk.

    Day 2
    Walk from Thompson to Swaffham (11.4 miles/18.2km)
    The walk from Thompson to Cressingham is a pleasant wooded and open countryside walk. However, once out of Little Cressingham, much of this walk is on very quiet lanes. Hard on the feet but pleasant in amongst the open countryside. As you approach Swaffham you come off the beaten track and head back into woodland and straight tracks until you bear off into Swaffham.

    Day 3
    Walk from Swaffham to Harpley (11 miles/17.6km)
    From Swaffham the Peddars Way is made up of more quiet roads and an odd bit of grass track until you reach the ruins of Castle Acre Priory and the pretty village of Castle Acre. Continue through here on more track or tarmacked road and woodlands until you reach Harpley.

    Day 4
    Walk from Harpley to Hunstanton (15 miles/24.3km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is more open and undulating as well as the obligatory straight Roman roads. You’ll walk pass ancient burial grounds and come across an old gun powder store and arrive at Ringstead village where you’ll see the end in sight. Walk on down towards the sea at Holme and you’ve completed the Peddars Way walk. But in order to start at the correct point for the Norfolk Coast Path, you take a left turn on the beach and head towards Hunstanton, either on the beach or on the sand dunes.

    Day 5
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is where you start the second phase of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path walk. 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 6
    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 famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.

    Day 7
    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 8
    Walk from Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles/21km)
    A very different day today on the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path long distance trail. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large junk 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 civilisation 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!

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  • 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 Peddars Way and 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, 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 Thetford and to/from Cromer or Sea Palling.
    Rest days -any costs for rest days or extra activities undertaken.

    Extras:
    Additional nights used other than on the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path combined 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 or train station in Thetford will be included in your holiday pack.

    Getting there:

    By Road:
    Thetford is reached by road via the A11 or the A134. This vastly improved A11 makes the journey much easier than it used to be.


    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 Thetford: Thetford has a railway station served by the Southern network. Trains run to and from Cambridge/Norwich and Ely.
    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 need to change at Norwich.
    All tickets can be booked in advance (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk)
    To/from Sea Palling: You have to take a taxi to Hoveton or Wroxham and catch the train to either Norwich or Cromer.
    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 Thetford, Cromer or 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.

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


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Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Walking Holiday Options to Sea Palling

  • The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path combine two completely contrasting long distance trails, starting just outside Thetford at Knettishall Heath and ending on the beach Sea Palling.
    Trail length: 108 miles from Knettishall Heath to Sea Palling
    Ease of walk: easy to moderate
    Open from: any time of year

    The Peddars Way forms an historic and at times dead straight path which will take you through pine forests, alongside heathland and MOD property, over board walks, along quiet country lanes and open countryside. It’s an extremely diverse walk with interesting historical roots and you’ll be following in the footsteps of Romans and Pilgrims. The Norfolk Coast Path, by contrast, is an incredibly beautiful path which 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:
    NCPPW04 - 7days walking – from £580 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCPPW05 - 8 days walking – from £690 per person (based on 2 sharing)
    NCPPW06 - 10 days walking – from £780 per person (based on 2 sharing)

  • Our prices for the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path 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: NCPPW04
    Trail length: 93 miles
    Trail duration:7 days walking, 8 night’s accommodation
    Average miles: 15.4 miles/24.7km per day
    Prices from: £580

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 7 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path long distance 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 Thetford

    Day 1
    Walk from Thetford to Lt Cressingham (14.5 miles/23.2km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way starts in a pretty wood on the outskirts of Thetford and takes you across open countryside, pine forests, deciduous woods, along farm tracks and ancient Pingo ponds and the edge of MOD training zones. It’s an extremely peaceful stretch of the walk unless you have the gun fire from the army!

    Day 2
    Walk from Lt Cressingham to Great Massingham (16.6 miles/26.6km)
    Much of this walk is on very quiet lanes. Hard on the feet but pleasant in amongst the open countryside. As you approach Swaffham you come off the beaten track and head back into woodland and straight tracks. There are more quiet roads and an odd bit of grass track until you reach the ruins of Castle Acre Priory and the pretty village of Castle Acre. Continue through here on more track or tarmacked road and woodlands until you come off the main Peddars Way route and detour to Great Massingham.

    Day 3
    Walk from Gt Massingham to Hunstanton (17 miles/27.2km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is more open and undulating as well as the obligatory straight Roman roads. You’ll walk pass ancient burial grounds and come across an old gun powder store and arrive at Ringstead village where you’ll see the end in sight. Walk on down towards the sea at Holme and you’ve completed the Peddars Way walk. But in order to start at the correct point for the Norfolk Coast Path, you take a left turn on the beach and head towards Hunstanton, either on the beach or on the sand dunes.

    Day 4
    Walk from Hunstanton to Burnham Overy Staithe (15 miles/24.3km)
    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 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 5
    Walk from Burnham Overy Staithe to Blakeney (15 miles.24.3km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and 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 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 6
    Walk from Blakeney to Cromer (15 miles/24.3km)
    A very different day today on the Peddars Way and 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 7
    Walk from Cromer to Sea Palling (15 miles/24.3km)
    This stretch of The Peddars Way and 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!

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  • Our prices for the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path trails 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: NCPPW05
    Trail length: 93 miles
    Trail duration:8 days walking, 9 night’s accommodation
    Average miles: 13.5 miles/21.7km per day
    Prices from: £690

    Book Here

    Suggested Itinerary for the 8 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path long distance trail 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 Thetford

    Day 1
    Walk from Thetford to Lt Cressingham (14.5 miles/23.2km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path starts in a pretty wood on the outskirts of Thetford and takes you across open countryside, pine forests, deciduous woods, along farm tracks and ancient Pingo ponds and the edge of MOD training zones. It’s an extremely peaceful stretch of the walk unless you have the gun fire from the army!

    Day 2
    Walk from Lt Cressingham to Castle Acre (11.5 miles/18.5km)
    Once out of Little Cressingham, much of this walk is on very quiet lanes. Hard on the feet but pleasant in amongst the open countryside. As you approach Swaffham you come off the beaten track and head back into woodland and straight tracks. More quiet roads follow as you finish up in the pretty village of Castle Acre walking alongside the ruins of Castle Acre Priory.

    Day 3
    Walk from Castle Acre to Hunstanton (20 miles/32km)
    This day is the hilliest walk, but starts off along more tarmacked lanes and some extremely straight tracks, as well as open landscape in the form of heathland, past ancient burial grounds and an old gun powder store and eventually down towards the sea at Holme. Once here, you’ve completed the Peddars Way walk. But in order to start at the correct point for the Norfolk Coast Path, you take a left turn on the beach and head towards Hunstanton, either on the beach or on the sand dunes.

    Day 4
    Walk from Hunstanton to Brancaster Staithe (11 miles/17.6km)
    This is where you start the second phase of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path walk. 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 5
    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 famous and beautiful Holkham beach and continues on to your destination of the very popular working fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea.

    Day 6
    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 7
    Walk from Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles/21km)
    A very different day today on the Peddars Way and 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 8
    Walk from Cromer to Sea Palling (15 miles/24.3km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and 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 8 Day Walk Now

  • Our prices for the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path trail 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: NCPPW06
    Trail length: 93 miles
    Trail duration:10 days walking, 11 night’s accommodation
    Average miles: 11 miles/17.7km per day
    Prices from: £780

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    Suggested Itinerary for the 10 Day walk

    All the suggested itineraries for the Peddars Way and 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 Thetford

    Day 1
    Walk from Thetford to Thompson (10.3 miles/16.5km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path starts in a pretty wood on the outskirts of Thetford and takes you across open countryside, pine forests, deciduous woods, heathland and along farm tracks to arrive at the ancient Pingo ponds at Thompson. It’s a great place to finish day 1 of your walk.

    Day 2
    Walk from Thompson to Swaffham (11.4 miles/18.2km)
    The walk from Thompson to Cressingham is a pleasant wooded and open countryside walk. However, once out of Little Cressingham, much of this walk is on very quiet lanes. Hard on the feet but pleasant in amongst the open countryside. As you approach Swaffham you come off the beaten track and head back into woodland and straight tracks until you bear off into Swaffham. >br>
    Day 3
    Walk from Swaffham to Harpley (11 miles/17.6km)
    From Swaffham the Peddars Way is made up of more quiet roads and an odd bit of grass track until you reach the ruins of Castle Acre Priory and the pretty village of Castle Acre. Continue through here on more track or tarmacked road and woodlands until you reach Harpley.

    Day 4
    Walk from Harpley to Hunstanton (13 miles/21km)
    This stretch of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is more open and undulating as well as the obligatory straight Roman roads. You’ll walk pass ancient burial grounds and come across an old gun powder store and arrive at Ringstead village where you’ll see the end in sight. Walk on down towards the sea at Holme and you’ve completed the Peddars Way walk. But in order to start at the correct point for the Norfolk Coast Path, you take a left turn on the beach and head towards Hunstanton, either on the beach or on the sand dunes.

    Day 5
    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 6
    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 of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast 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 7
    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 8
    Walk from Cley to Cromer (13 miles/21km)
    A very different day today on the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path. Heading on past Cley Nature Reserve, a large junk 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 civilisation 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 9
    Walk from Cromer to Mundesley(8 miles/12.8km)
    This day on the Peddars Way and 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 10
    Walk from Mundesley 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.

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  • 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 Peddars Way and 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, 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 Thetford and to/from Cromer or Sea Palling.
    Rest days -any costs for rest days or extra activities undertaken.

    Extras:
    Additional nights used other than on the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path combined 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 or train station in Thetford will be included in your holiday pack.

    Getting there:

    By Road:
    Thetford is reached by road via the A11 or the A134. This vastly improved A11 makes the journey much easier than it used to be.


    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 Thetford: Thetford has a railway station served by the Southern network. Trains run to and from Cambridge/Norwich and Ely.
    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 need to change at Norwich.
    All tickets can be booked in advance (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk)
    To/from Sea Palling: You have to take a taxi to Hoveton or Wroxham and catch the train to either Norwich or Cromer.
    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 Thetford, Cromer or 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.

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


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Norfolk Coast PathThe Norfolk Coast Path

They contrast so well,  that to walk both of these long distance trails will leave you with a lasting memory of such a diverse county, you’ll be back for more!

The Peddars WayThe Peddars Way

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path walk offer you the chance to explore the diverse Norfolk countryside. 

The Peddars Way Summary

From the beginning of the Peddars Way in Thetford, you’ll walk through woodland, cross rivers, walk past important heathland at Brettenham.  You’ll amble alongside the training grounds of the MOD and often be party to deep booms from the tanks or quick machine gun fire – you don’t get that on many walks!

Walking over rivers on The Peddars Way trail
Railway tracks over the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path trail

You’ll pass Norfolk songline sculptures which will keep your mind active in thought, and you’ll have to cross railway tracks and some extremely busy main roads which is quite a challenge in itself!  There is also quite a bit of road walking, which can become a bit tedious, but bear in mind the end result, the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.

On this combined Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path walk there are endless wooded tracks and farm tracks which take you over the Norfolk countryside, but the peace that abounds on this particular trail is magical. 

Peace on the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path long distance walk

Arriving at Castle Acre is one of the hightlights of this particular walk, as you pass the impressive ruins of Castle Acre Priory, and if you choose to take a rest day, this is an excellent place to stop. 

For options on how you can walk the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path trail, click here.

The Norfolk Coast Path Summary

This stretch of the walk is so hugely different to the Peddars Way, and this is what makes this particular long distance path so exciting.  You’ll walk amongst the salt marshes of the North Norfolk coast, and along board walks, sea walls and cliffs. 

Salt Marshes along the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path trail

You’ll stroll along wide open expanses of golden sand.  You’ll come across lots of pretty coastal villages (especially if you choose to walk slightly off the path for lunch maybe), you’ll descend into Victorian seaside towns and occasionally have to walk in amongst caravan sites (my only bug bear on this walk!).

And the wildlife will keep you amused for hours!

Blakeney on the North Norfolk Coast

This combined trail can take anywhere between 6 and 10 days.  To walk this trail with Explore Norfolk UK you can see the options we suggest below.

You will have hopefully seen from my individual Norfolk Coast Path page and my Peddars Way page what to expect from both of these differing walks as I go into more detail about what you will come across as you walk both of these trails.  Put them together and you have one fantastically interesting and beautiful long distance path.

You can find out more about the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast path options above.

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