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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 (just walk and get the Coastal Hopper bus back to where you started). Either way, if you're after fresh air, exercise and stunning scenery this coastline walk from old Hunstanton to Cromer is for you.

We'd say go this way because you'll have the sun in your face.

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.

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Cromer crab

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.

Seals at Blakeney Point in the summer

Keen walkers will find the Norfolk Coast Path links with the Peddars Way at Holme-next-the-Sea and at Cromer connects to the Weavers Way.

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.

The Coast Path is part of a walking trail that takes in the whole of Norfolk's coastline.

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