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Address: England
Phone Number: +44 344 800 8020
Description: The Norfolk Coast Path runs for 42 miles from Hunstanton to Cromer, with...
The Norfolk Coast Path runs for 42 miles from Hunstanton to Cromer, with the majority of this walking trail running through the dramatic landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The most westerly point of the Norfolk Coast Path is the seaside town of Hunstanton. It then passes through areas rich in wildlife - first the salt marshes near Brancaster, then Holkham National Nature Reserve with its extensive sandy beaches and pine woodland underlining the vast open sky. Look out for massive flocks of geese in the winter, coming in to safely spend the night here. After Wells-next-the-Sea the Norfolk Coast Path skirts along the edge of salt marshes, with views of Blakeney Point, famous for its grey and common seals. Cley-next-the-Sea marks the start of the section that follows an extensive shingle beach and wildlife-rich freshwater marshes. The route continues along the shingle beach almost as far as Sheringham, where it follows the top of the sandy cliffs, heading inland and meandering through the wooded hills between Sheringham and Cromer. This trail combines with the Peddars Way (which it joins at Holme-next-the-Sea) to form the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail, one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales.
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Varied terrain makes for a great experience

Walked form Wells-next-the-Sea back to teh Deepdale Group Hostel where we were staying - approx 12 miles. We went from quay, to forest to beach, to sand dunes to marshes. Well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Ian S
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Walked form Wells-next-the-Sea back to teh Deepdale Group Hostel where we were staying - approx 12 miles. We went from quay, to forest to beach, to sand dunes to marshes. Well sign-posted and some great photo opportunities. Very easy walking. Anothe of our groups did part of the next section heading towards Hunstanton which is in the process of being... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Most of the western part of the walk is set well back from the sea, either within the saltings or further inland. To be honest, I found much of the western section very bleak, although I imagine that ornithologists would be in their element. Excellent board walks have been built to keep the feet dry. The Coasthopper service is excellent... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

A beach stretching for dozens of miles in both directions! Breathtaking cliffside views. Paradise for anyone with an eye for adventure and exercise.

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Diss, Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were staying in Wells and took the Coasthopper bus from the Buttlands to Burnham Overy Staithe. From there we joined the Norfolk Coastal Path to walk all the way back to Wells which I think was approximately 7 to 8 miles. Along the route there was a mix of marshlands, sandy beaches and woods making for a pretty and... More 

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Kinver, West Midlands, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I walked the path having joined it at Holme Next The Sea from Peddars Way. The walking is generally easy going (be warned the shingle bank at Weybourne isn't!) and most of it takes you on wilderness paths through miles of nature reserves. Regular villages help provide opportunities for refreshment and the coastal hopper bus service a good transport connection.... More 

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111 reviews 111 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We walked sections of the path but also visited many attractions as well Houghton revisited -art rehung borrowed from the Hermitage ( once in a lifetime - ends Nov 24th) , Holkham Hall, Sandringham and the outstanding bird reserve at Tichwell .

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed in stiff keys at a lovelt cottage and used the path to walk into Wells next the sea. We had the place to ourselves and coulnt believe the lack of people around. Their are a few birdwatcher types and they must be in heaven, such an abundance of wildlife all around. I dont want to say too much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

After almost 40 years of holidaying on the Norflok coast it was still possible to discover new sights, walks and experiences for the 2011 Christmas break. We took a very omfortable cottage in Heacham and then headed east, Ordinance Survey map in hand, to walk the paths and villages along the way. A perfect way to spend Christmas away from... More 

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