Cromer to Mundesley Walk
Enjoy a lovely coastal walk from Cromer to Mundesley on this route in Norfolk. The route runs on or close to the beach for a distance of about 7 miles with cliff tops, woodland, pretty villages and nice sea views along the way.
The walk starts from Cromer Pier and follows the coast path up to Cromer Lighthouse. The present lighthouse was built half of a mile from the cliff edge (although it is now much closer) and came into operation in 1833. The trail then passes Royal Cromer Golf Course before descending into the village of Overstrand.
The trail continues from Overstrand by heading inland past the Overstrand Disused Railway wildlife site, and along a quiet road before heading back towards the sea. You'll then pass along the cliffs at Sidestrand and Trimingham before coming to Marl Point and Cliftonville. Shortly after you come into Mundesley where the route finishes. The village has some nice beaches and a good selection of pubs. You could extend the walk by following the coast path to nearby Bacton.
The Paston Way long distance trail also runs alongside the coastal route. The waymarked trail makes for an alternative inland path or you could use it to create a longer circular walk.
Cromer to Mundesley Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cromer to Mundesley Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cromer to Mundesley Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cromer to Mundesley Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The White Horse in Overstrand is a nice place to stop for refreshments. There's a good menu and a nice large garden to relax in when the weather is fine. You can find it on the High Street with a postcode of NR27 0AB.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area you could follow the Paston Way from Mundesley to the North Walsham and Dilham Canal and the Pretty Pigney's Wood Nature Reserve. They're located a few miles south of the village and offer more good walking opportunites.
From Mundesley you could pick up the Paston Way and follow it south west to visit Gunton Park. There's a huge deer park and a 19th century working sawmill to see here. The picturesque thatched mill is notable as the only surviving water powered sawmill in Norfolk. The walk also includes a visit to the excellent Gunton Arms pub where there are fine views over the estate.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.