Follow the Paston Way and the Norfolk Coast from Cromer to North Walsham on this splendid walk.
You start at the seaside town of Cromer and head to Overstrand along the cliff top path. After a short inland stretch the route rejoins the coast at Mundesley, passing along the sea front towards Bacton. The final stretch takes you inland towards the finish point at North Walsham.
Highlights on the route include the wonderful coastal scenery and pretty seaside towns. Much of the route is also suitable for cyclists. See the video below for more details.
At the end of the route you can extend your walk by visiting the North Walsham and Dilham Canal and Pigney's Wood Nature Reserve. The trail passes both just before finishing in the town.
Paston Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Paston Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Paston Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Paston Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Gunton Arms is located just of the path near Antingham. They serve excellent seafood and also provide accommodation with views over the adjacent Gunton Park. This includes a room formerly occupied in the 1890s by society beauty Lillie Langtry with photographs of her and her lover The Prince of Wales, who was later to be King Edward VII. The marble in the bathrooms was found in Egypt by Robert Kime and came out of derelict mansions in Alexandria. There's a large outdoor area where you can enjoy views of the deer in the next field. You can find them at postcode NR11 8TZ for your sat navs. In the park itself there's a herd of deer and a 19th century working sawmill to see. The picturesque thatched mill is notable as the only surviving water powered sawmill in Norfolk.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
At Cromer and North Walsham the trail links with the Weavers' Way.
In Cromer you can pick up a few coastal walks including the Cromer to Mundesley Walk, the Cromer to Overstrand Walk and the Cromer to Sheringham Walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.