NORFOLK COAST PATH: Hunstanton to Cromer
Samphire and Saltmarshes: The Beautiful Norfolk Coast
Experience the sublime Norfolk coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of the least developed coastlines in England that is renowned for its wildlife. Walk along sea cliffs with huge open sky views, discover charming seaside towns and quaint villages, sample sparklingly fresh seafood and wander barefoot on some of the best beaches in England.
- Distance: 76km/47 miles
- Days: 5
- Grade: Gentle
- Theme: Coastal / Nature / Food & Drink
Immerse yourself in walking and glamping on the Norfolk Coast an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays. Experience all that this fantastic coastline has to offer whilst your glamping accommodation is set up for you along the way.
This itinerary has been created with locally based MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays, who specialise in self-guided walking holidays in Norfolk, UK. MarGins can provide information and support on transport options to and from the Norfolk Coast Path if needed, plus recommended accommodation before or after your walking and glamping holiday. A personally written Information Booklet is provided with information on where to leave and collect luggage at the start and end of your holiday, your campsite locations, facilities, suggested places to eat and drink along the way, places of interest, coast path directions with a map of the Norfolk Coast Path and local contact numbers.
This level coastal walk offers an easy-going introduction to England’s walking trails with a difference – sleeping under canvas every night! The daily distances are easily manageable at a gentle pace with plenty of time to explore the charming fishing villages and historic ports along the way.
The terrain is varied but is generally flat or with only gentle gradients. Our favourite times of the year to walk the Coast Path are during the months of May, June and early September where you will find you will have the coast path almost to yourself and the campsites are quiet with the best pitches reserved just for you.
Walk from Hunstanton to Thornham, past the lighthouse and ruins of St Edmunds Chapel along the cliff-top route or along the beach itself at low tide. Holme Dunes provides a rich natural habitat and is perfectly located to attract migratory birds. In recent years the shifting sands exposed the 4,000-year-old remains of ‘Sea Henge’, this Bronze Age monument built from uprooted timbers rather than the more familiar stone megaliths of the British Isles. 12 miles (19 km)
Camp at Burnham Deepdale
The accommodation is in a safari-style tent that sleeps two people. There is a sleeping compartment with comfy camp beds with duvets and pillows, towels for each person and lighting. The living area includes a small, fully-equipped kitchen area with everything needed to make a hearty breakfast each morning from a hamper of homemade Norfolk produce that is replenished each day. You will also have comfy chairs and a table to sit and watch the beautiful sunsets and rich wildlife.
Train from Stansted Airport via Ely to Kings Lynn (1hr 40mins). Eurostar to London St Pancras then Train to Kings Lynn.
Stena Line's Dutchflyer Rail & Sail service provides city-to-city travel by rail and ferry from Amsterdam/Rotterdam to Norwich, via Harwich International. Then either take a train or bus to north Norfolk.
BUS SERVICE: Lynx Coastliner bus from Kings Lynn through to Wells-next-the-Sea. Ongoing bus services to Norwich and beyond.
The trail is well-served by the dependable Coasthopper bus service, making it easy to try a different walk every day from a fixed accommodation base or hop on and off the trail to explore whichever sections appeal.
Local taxi service contact details will be provided on request.
If arriving by car we can recommend accommodation providers who will happily let you leave your car with them whilst you walk the Norfolk Coast with us if you stay for a minimum of one night with them. Contact details will be provided on request.
Guidance and information on your travel to the start and from the end of your walk can be provided on request.
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