Salthouse Circular Walk
This circular walk explores the area around Salthouse on the Norfolk coast. You'll visit the local beaches before heading up to the nearby Kelling Heath.
The walk starts in the village and follows footpaths north to the coast at Salthouse Marshes. This area is also a nature reserve and a great place to look out for a number of coastal birds. At Little Eye you pick up the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path and follow the waymarked trail along the beach to Gramborough Hill and Kelling Marsh, an area run by the National Trust with a rich Roman history.
You continue east to the neighbouring village of Weybourne, turning inland to pass the settlement where you'll find the remains of the ancient priory and Grade II listed windmill.
The route then climbs to the south towards Kelling Heath. There's a variety of footpaths to follow around the heath with good views from the elevated position of the site. You can pick up the heritage North Norfolk Railway from Kelling Heath Rail Station here too.
The route heads west from the heath to Salthouse Heath, Three Halfpenny Hill to the north. The route then turns north to follow a country lane back to the village, passing Bard Hill on the way.
PostcodeNR25 7XA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Salthouse Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Salthouse Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Salthouse OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Salthouse Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Back in the village The Dun Cow is a nice place for some post walk refreshments. The rustic pub serves high quality food and includes a lovely garden area with views to the coast. You can find them on Purdy Street with postcode NR25 7XA for your sat navs.
The coast, heathland and woodland on the trail makes for a fine dog walk. The Dun Cow mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
You could hop back on the North Norfolk Railway and further explore the area. Also known as the Poppy line, the old steam trains will take you along the beautiful coast to the Georgian town of Holt where you can explore Holt Country Park.
Just to the east there's the West Runton Walk which climbs to the highest point in Norfolk at Beacon Hill before heading to Beeston Bump.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.