GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blakeney to Cley Walk

3 miles (4.8 km)

This walk takes you from Blakeney to the neighbouring village of Cley Next the Sea. The route follows a section of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path for a distance of just under 3 miles. It's a flat, waymarked trail so suitable for most abilities. On the way you'll enjoy lovely coastal views towards Blakeney Point Nature Reserve and a riverside stroll along the River Glavan. The area is great for coastal birds so keep your eyes peeled for birds such as avocet and marsh harrier as you make your way along the path.
The walk starts from the pretty Blakeney Quay and follows the footpath north along Fresh Marshes to Blakeney Eye and the site of the old Blakeney Chapel. The trail then turns south to follow a section along the River Glavan into Cley. You'll pass the picturesque Cley windmill before coming into the village.

Blakeney to Cley Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blakeney to Cley Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Cley head to The Three Swallows pub for some post walk refreshments. The pub is in a lovely spot overlookng the village green. If the weather is good then you can relax in the lovely large beer garden. The interior is full of character and includes two blazing fires for colder days. You can find the pub at Newgate Green with a postcode of NR25 7TT for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area is a good place for a dog walk although there is a lot of wildlife about so it's best to keep them under control. The Three Swallows pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For a longer walk you could try the Blakeney Circular Walk which visits Cley and the village of Morston.
You could also continue east along the path on the Blakeney to Salthouse Walk which takes you past the Salthouses Marshes to the little village where there's a popular old pub.


Blakeney Quay - - 833337

Blakeney Quay

Blakeney Eye - - 980735

Blakeney Eye. A meandering creek traverses this marsh pasture beside the Peddars Way/Norfolk Coast Path. The path starts just west of the bridge over the River Glaven on approaching the village of Cley. It runs north through Blakeney Freshes before turning in westerly direction at Blakeney Eye, from where it at first follows the Cley channel and then turns south towards Blakeney.

Cley tower mill - - 842815

Cley tower mill Viewed from the end of the 17th century deep water quay. Cley Mill, a 5-storey brick-built tower mill, was built around 1819; it had an octagonal domed cap with a petticoat, a gallery and an 8-bladed fan. The four sails were double shuttered and powered two pairs of French burr stones; there was a stage around the second floor. The mill is located by the 17th century deep water quay; converted into a holiday home in the 1920s it is now a B&B establishment.

Cley Old Hall - - 841915

Cley Old Hall On Coast Road (A149). The Old Hall was modernised and partially rebuilt in 1948; the extensive range of farm buildings behind the house were converted to residential use during the 1980s.

Cley Marshes Nature Reserve - - 980882

Cley Marshes Nature Reserve. Viewed from Cley Eye, an extensive sand and shingle spit that extends to Blakeney Point, two kilometres further to the northwest. The footpath follows the fence seen in the distance.

Creek with boats near Cley windmill - - 955273

Creek with boats near Cley windmill

Village scene, Cley-next-the-Sea - - 955281

Village scene, Cley-next-the-Sea. Seen from the High Street beside the George Hotel.

The Three Swallows Pub in Cley next the Sea - - 1515027

The Three Swallows Pub in Cley next the Sea


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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