To take a ramble along the Norfolk Coast Path is to immerse oneself in the crown of the English coastline. On a tailored Norfolk Coast Path walk from Hunstanton to Cromer, you can take in Victorian splendour, expansive beaches and diverse marine wildlife, for one of the best trails in England.
Anyone with even a little more than a passing interest in geology will find the cliffs at Hunstanton quite jaw dropping. These exposed layered cliffs also provide a bounty of fossils on the beach for eager hunters.
Holkham: Hall & Beach
The small village of Holkham, some 15 miles east of Hunstanton, is famous for two things. Firstly, the elegant Palladian Holkham Hall, which is open to the public in the afternoons and secondly for Holkham Bay beach. This beach frequently tops polls of England’s best beaches. Holkham Bay boasts eight miles of some of the whitest sands in the UK, backed by dunes and then enveloped with pine woodland.
This quaint fishing town is bursting with character and is certainly one of the highlights of the walk. Wells is a town lost in time, and in a good way; the streets are lined with independent shops, pubs and restaurants whilst the Georgian and Victorian architecture has been beautifully preserved. The long beach is also flanked by pine trees as well as brightly painted beach huts.
Seals at Blakeney Point
As one of the last major highlights before reaching the Victorian fishing town of Cromer, Blakeney Point is a wonderful spot for wildlife lovers. Walking out to Blakeney Point is a detour from the path, but well worth it. Alternatively walkers can take a rest by climbing on-board a tour boat to Blakeney Point from Blakeney Quay.
The Norfolk Coastal Path can be walked on its own or in conjunction with Peddars Way, which runs from Knettishall Heath to Hunstanton. Often cited as one of the best coastal paths for walking holidays in the UK, a ramble along the north Norfolk coast is always a pleasure.