Path closures and temporary route changes

The Norfolk Coast Path runs from Hunstanton in west Norfolk round to Hopton-on-Sea in the east.

Sheringham footpath 26 (Skelding Hill)

Work to resurface a section of the Norfolk Coast Path is due to start along the at Sheringham footpath 26, between the boating lake to the RNLI lookout (Skelding Hill) on 7 February, for 6 weeks.

Due to the nature of the work it will be necessary to close this section of the Coast Path while the surface improvement work is underway. However, two diversions are available: a beach diversion of approximately 1 mile (a third of this is on the promenade), or an inland diversion of approximately 3.3 miles along nearby paths with kind permission from Sheringham Golf Course and the National Trust.

Trimingham House

The Coast Path has been rerouted through Trimingham House caravan park due to a cliff fall. The new route is waymarked on the ground.

Holme-next-the-Sea footpath 1

A 470 metre section of the Norfolk Coast Path is closed along Footpath 1 (FP1), between the Norfolk Ornithologists Association (NOA) observatory and Thornham.

The boardwalk is now in need of repair as it poses a health and safety risk. However, the replacement work cannot be carried out until the end of the hibernation period of the natterjack toad which is a European Protected Species (EPS).

The boardwalk replacement work can only start after further ecological site checks and an updated natterjack survey has been carried out. After this, we will be applying for an EPS licence to carry out the boardwalk replacement. We anticipate that work will begin May/June 2022 and it will take around 8 weeks to complete.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust facilities and the NOA observatory will still be accessible from the west end of the Coast Path at all times.

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