GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cockthorpe and Morston Circular Walk

9 miles (14.5 km)

A circular walk from Morston, visiting the neighbouring villages of Stiffkey and Cockthorpe.
On the way there's splendid views of theNorfolk Coast and the wildlife at Stiffkey Marshes. There's also nice views of the River Stiffkey and some lovely countryside around Cockthorpe on the inland section.
Start the walk from the public car park at the attractive Morston Quay, a couple of miles west of Blakeney.From here you can pick up the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path and follow the National Trail west along Morston Greens and Sitffkey Marshes. At Stiffkey Greens you can follow a footpath south into the village of Stiffkey.
After exploring the village the route doubles back to return to the coast. Head east and then at the lake follow a path south and then west along the Morston Road. Another path branches off to the south to take you towards Cockthorpe Common.
From Cockthorpe you can follow country trails north east to return to Morston.

Cockthorpe Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cockthorpe Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area you can try one of the walks around nearby Blakeney. The Blakeney Circular Walk, Blakeney Point Nature Reserve and Blakeney to Cley Walk all start from the village and explore the beautiful area on a series of good footpaths.
To the south there's some interesting local history at Binham Priory. Here you can explore substantial monastic ruins dating back to the 11th century.


Morston Quay - - 407928

View north across Morston Salt Marsh towards dunes of Blakeney Point

Stiffkey Marshes - - 952432

Stiffkey Marshes. Looking across the saltmarsh from the coast path.

Towers of Stiffkey Hall, Stiffkey, Norfolk - - 320490

Towers of Stiffkey Hall, Stiffkey, Norfolk Taken from churchyard. Built by Nathaniel Bacon.

River Stiffkey - - 1052926

River Stiffkey Downstream from Stiffkey village, the River Stiffkey (visible here in the right foreground) passes an area of water meadows which appears to flood readily and is attractive to geese and other water birds.

Cockthorpe Common, Stiffkey 2

The green fields of Cockthorpe Common

Cockthorpe - - 1054577

Cockthorpe. The footpath to the left leads to Binham.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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