– Walk it!
O f course, everyone wants to know about our glorious coastline and what better way to explore this than the Norfolk Coastal Path. The coastal path runs from Hunstanton in West Norfolk all the way along to Sea Palling at the North East end of the Norfolk coast.
Walk any part of this and you may discover a tidal marshes where you can birdwatch and spot the wildlife or a wide sandy beache where the sea meets the sky, unique pine woodlands and fantastic open landscapes.
Along the coastal path you can experience seaside towns and villages such as Wells-next-the-Sea, Morston Quay, Blakeney, Weybourne, Overstrand, Mundsley and Happisburgh to name just a few.
North Norfolk may well be the birdwatching capital of the UK, on your walk you will discover two diverse habitats blessed for spotting the wildlife.
Titchwell Marsh RSPB reserve which is east of Hunstanton with truly unique reedbeds, saltmarsh and freshwater lagoons where avocets, bearded tits and marsh harriers nest.
Cley Marshes NWT reserve 7 miles west of Sheringham is the oldest and best known nature reserve. The shingle beach and saline lagoons, along with the grazing marsh and reedbed support large numbers of wintering and migrating wildfowl and waders, as well as bittern, marsh harrier and bearded tit. Both are located along the A149 coastal road.
If you wish to explore further, the coastal path connects with the famous Peddars Way at Holme-next-the-Sea and also the Paston Way and Weavers Way at Cromer.
Paston Way also links in with the Norfolk Coast Path at Trimingham, Bacton and Mundesley.
“North Norfolk, where the sky meets the sea, a unique landscape, rich in wildlife rolling countryside and picturesque market towns .”
– Bike it!
I f you prefer to get on your bike to explore the coast, then we have “The Norfolk Coast Cycleway” route, this drawn up to provide a more enjoyable experience of the wonderful Norfolk countryside and coast via its network of country roads and cycle lanes.
You are never far away from a village with a fabulous local pub, cafe or shop with an abundance of local, season produce to choose from.
You can bring your own bike (even on the train) or hire one locally here in Norfolk to make getting around our fabulous coast that little bit easier if biking it your favored way of exploring.
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