12 FABULOUS NORFOLK COAST CIRCULAR WALKS
A good walk will take you via breathtaking views to the coast or through forests and glades to Houghton Hall and there is also a fair few good pubs nearby to rest awhile whichever way you go. At Ringstead there is Courtyard Farm, which has opened his estate to walkers: there are some 10 miles of lovely paths and circular walks. HRH's Sandringham also has a huge country park which is open free to the public. Anna's Walk at Thornham is a lovely 5 mile circular walk with a mix of woodland, coastal and beach walking. The trail has the added advantage of passing closeby to three great taverns. There is also the Holme Dunes reserve, beach and old harbour which are all quite special. But for those who have caught the bug...
The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Peddars Way and the Norfolk coastal path runs for 93 miles along a distinctive Roman road from Knettishall Heath Country Park to just beyond Magazine Wood at Holme-next-Sea and then the path crosses wide sandy beaches to Cromer pier. The national trail combines two contrasting paths, each of which is a superb walk in its own right. The trail follows the line of a Roman road, built during Rome's battle against the rebellious Iceni tribe led by the legendary Queen Boadicea. It is an enjoyable mix of country lanes, footpaths and tracks through a varied landscape of open heath and meres, woodland, rich farmland divided by flower-filled hedgerows and pretty flint and carrstone villages.
The Norfolk Coast Path runs from the Victorian resort of Hunstanton to the busy port of Cromer, the hub of Norfolk's crab fishing industry, along a coastline that is famous for its remoteness and wild beauty. It is a wonderfully diverse landscape of sweeping sandy beaches, grass tufted dunes, saltings, reed beds, creeks, tidal inlets and unspoilt villages such as Thornham, Brancaster Burnham Overy Staithe and Holkham. The spectacular seal colonies at Blakeney Point and the prolific birdlife along the coast add to the charm of this scenic National Trail.
The award winning Coasthopper bus service shadows the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail all the way along from Hunstanton to Cromer - you can catch this service at most significant points along the Norfolk Coast Path. Simply drive out to where you want to start, walk your chosen route, enjoy a nice lunch and when you're ready, catch the hopper back to where you started. It's a great way to explore the trail. They run every 60 minutes during the day.
There are some lovely circular walks around the Norfolk Coast and in 2022 Norfolk Trails in conjunction with Norfolk County Council highlighted a number of enchanting walks along with detailed maps. For your convenience we feature 12 of these fabulous circular walks from Snettisham to Sheringham on the Norfolk coast. More can be found on the Norfolk Trails site or at the norfolk.gov.uk website.