GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

93 miles (150 km)

The Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path begins at Knettishall Heath Country Park in Suffolk and takes you to Holme next the sea on the Norfolk coast along designated footpaths. Some wonderful coastal scenery then follows as you head east along the Norfolk coast path from Hunstanton to Cromer.

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Weir in Knettishall Heath Country Park

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Lighthouse at Hunstanton

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Dunes at Holme next the Sea

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On the path approaching Thornham

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Boats at Burnham Overy Staithe

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Along the path at Holkham Nature Reserve

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Harbour at Wells-next-the-sea

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Coastline at Sheringham

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Route Highlights

Knettishall Heath Country Park

The trail begins in the pretty Knettishall Heath Country Park, Suffolk. Highlights are the River Little Ouse and weir and the semi wild Exmoor Ponies.

Thompson Water

Popular spot for fishing right on the trail

Castle Acre Priory and Castle

Norfolk village best known today for the twin ruins of Castle Acre Castle and Castle Acre Priory, which lie immediately to the east and west of the village respectively. Both were founded soon after the Norman Conquest by William de Warenne, the first Earl of Surrey.

Hunstanton

This Norfolk seaside town is right on the coastal westward branch of the trail, facing The Wash estuary. It is a great place to stop for refreshments or overnight.

Holme next the Sea

Small village on the North Sea coast that is a prime site for migratory birds in autumn. It consequently is home to two adjoining nature reserves, one owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the other by the Norfolk Ornithological Association.

Burnham Overy

You'll pass through Burnham Overy with its attractive harbour, tidal creeks and salt marshes.

Holkham Nature Reserve

The route runs right through this beautiful coastal Nature Reserve. It includes a wide range of habitats: sandflats, sanddunes, saltmarsh, grazing marsh and mixed woodland.

Wells-next-the-Sea

This attractive coastal town has a lovely harbour and several accommodation options.

Stiffkey Marshes

The trail runs alongside these salt marshes which lie just to the north of the village of Stiffkey

Morston

This tiny village has a lovely quay from which you can catch the ferry to the National Trust run Blakeney National Nature Reserve. Expect to spot some seals on the crossing!

Blakeney National Nature Reserve

Reachable by ferry from Morston on the trail this wonderful nature reserve is a habitat for seals and a variety of sea birds.

Blakeney

Lovely coastal village with an attractive quay and a well known 14th-century Guildhall.

Cley next the Sea

Has an 18th-century windmill previously owned by the family of singer James Blunt. Now operates as a bed and breakfast

Weybourne

The trail passes just to the north of this popular fishing village. The scenery here is particularly lovely with fields, woodland, heathland and beaches to enjoy.

Sheringham

Popular seaside town with a thriving town centre. Plenty of dining and accommodation choices.

Cromer

Known as the 'Gem of the Norfolk Coast', this seaside town with its attractive promenade and pier marks the end of the trial

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