Y is for yomping the Norfolk Coast Path
The 45 miles of the fabulous Norfolk Coast Path can be yomped in just a few days or sections can be taken in isolation. Either way, if you're after fresh air, exercise and stunning scenery this coastline walk from old Hunstanton to Cromer is for you.
The route, which was opened in 1986, takes walkers through different landscapes and is generally considered to be fairly easy going most of the way.
Passing through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it takes in low cliffs, sand dunes and fresh and salt water marshes.
It also passes through or nearby a number of attractive towns and picturesque villages, including Hunstanton, Holme-next-the-Sea, Thornham, Titchwell, Brancaster, Burnham Deepdale, Burnham Overy Staithe, Wells-next-the-Sea, Morston, Blakeney, Cley next the Sea, Salthouse, Kelling, Weybourne, Sheringham, Beeston Regis, East Runton, Cromer.
Keep an eye out for wildlife along the way, especially beside the marshes, where a wealth of birdlife may be spotted. Around the area of Blakeney, in particular, look out for seals in the water and on the shores. If it’s a clear day you’ll be able to see them on the end of Blakeney Point.
It is worth noting that a Coast Hopper bus service operates along the A149 coast road between Sheringham and King's Lynn. This enables walkers to enjoy different sections of the path as they choose and to return to their start point easily if necessary.
Shortly there will be a route that takes in the entire 90 miles of Norfolk’s coast as part of the national coast path.
The Coastal Path is part of Norfolk's Deep History Coast.
Norfolk's north coast.
More fabulous walks in Norfolk.
Y is also for Yarmouth – which is on the Isle of Wight. Norfolk's Yarmouth is GREAT!