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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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Hunstanton - Overstrand

Enjoyable, easy walking with minimal gradients. A good section to begin long distance walking on, as villages are every few miles you can break the walk over a few days into... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Enjoyable, easy walking with minimal gradients. A good section to begin long distance walking on, as villages are every few miles you can break the walk over a few days into smaller sections. Livestock appeared to be kept away from the path, whilst long stretches of sand and shingle give your calf muscles a workout for that good walk achey... More 

Thank Thisisour0pinion
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Walked this in 3 days, beautiful and each beach very different . The coast hopper bus can be used to transport you back to your car.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We started at Hunstanton and walked to Thornham and back about 12 miles in all. There is a coastal bus that drops you off along the coastal route and you can buy tickets to jump on and off for a day or more. Never been to this part of Norfolk before, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful and inspiring beach I have visited. Backed by beautiful fir tree woodland and superb sand dunes the beach is mile on mile of unspoilt sand. This is where the Household Cavalry horses come on holiday, probably where Chariots of Fire and The Eagle has Landed were filmed. Stunning beauty and dog friendly too. Long walk... More 

Thank Mike L
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Living in Norfolk, I probably don't appreciate it as much as visitors obviously do, but I did walk the Hunstanton to Cromer route over a couple of days to raise money for charity, having previously walked parts of it over the years. Whilst it's a coastal path, don't expect to see a lot of the sea as at least half... More 

Thank AndyNorwichUK
St Albans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

We walked from Burnham Overy Staithe to the other side of Well-next-the-Sea and then caught the Coasthopper bus back ( hourly buses- check timetable on internet). we then walks Morston to wells-next-the -Sea. We have walked other sections on previous occasions. It is beautiful, quiet and full of interest. The skies are amazing It is better to walk West to... More 

Thank fromstalbans
Brancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

A magnificent walkway which seems to go on for ever with awesome views and panoramic massive skies , plenty of wildlife especially birds for the enthusiasts . You are advised to break up walks into sections as some parts , especially along pebbled beaches are more tiring than others . Ideally drive to a place where you can safely park... More 

Thank Robert V
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Walking from Titchwell to Holkham along the coast path should have been around 4 hours and 10 miles. Add in some high winds, a wrong turn on the beach and boggy pathways and the walk ended up at 15 miles and 5 hours plus. By the time we got the bus back it was dark and the dog was asleep.... More 

Thank Steve B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

In reviewing the Norfolk Coastal Path I am really talking about the area that stretches from Hunstanton in the west to Cromer in the east. Along the way lie red-striped cliffs, grass-strewn sand dunes, colourful and varied flora, Oreo Cookie cows and at least one large windmill. It's a continuous feast for the senses and a great place to explore... More 

Thank TFredWells
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015

If you're a fan of big open skies, wide windswept beaches and natural wildlife habitats then this is a walk for you. I did this in August and accommodation was hard to find - even camping. Stayed in Hunstanton and walked to Wells (23 miles), returning by Coast Hopper bus to Hunstanton and back to Wells the next morning. Walked... More 

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