This pretty little village is located in a lovely spot on the Norfolk coast. It's a delightful place with a sandy secluded beach, a striking 18th century lighthouse and a historic 15th century church to see. The village also became archaeologically significant in 2010 when flint tools over 800,000 years old were unearthed. This is notable as the oldest evidence of human occupation anywhere in the UK.
This circular walk from the village takes you along the coast to neighbouring Walcott before returning on inland footpaths. It's a flat, easy walk with lovely coast and country views throughout.
The walk starts from Happisburgh Lighthouse before heading to the coastal path. You follow this north west along the beach to the village of Walcott. It's a nice cliff top path though you will notice the coastal erosion in this area. The route then leaves the coast and returns to Happisburgh on an inland public footpath passing Church Farm and St Mary's Church on the way.
Happisburgh Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Happisburgh Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Happisburgh OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Happisburgh Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The beach trails around the village are dog friendly so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you continue north along the coastal path you will soon come to Bacton and Mundesley. It's a pretty village with another lovely beach and the Cromer to Mundesley Walk to try.
Head inland and you could visit the interesting town of North Walsham where you can pick up the North Walsham and Dilham Canal. The peaceful woodland trails in Bacton Woods are also nearby.
Head south along the cliff path and it will take you to Eccles on Sea and Sea Palling. This section has evidence of the severe coastal erosion in this area. Beyond Sea Palling there's one of the highlights of the area at Horsey Windpump and Horsey Mere. There's lovely lakeside paths and fine views over the area from the top of the windpump. You can also visit Winterton on Sea from here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.