Path closures and temporary route changes

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

Originally, the trail ended at Cromer but the opening of Norfolk’s first stretch of England Coast Path extended the Norfolk Coast Path down to Hopton.

Temporary changes

Cromer to Overstrand

A section of the Coast Path between Cromer and Overstrand is only accessible at low tide, following a recent cliff fall.  Please check tide times if you're planning to walk this section of the route.

Trunch Circular Walk

Trunch Footpath 6 is temporarily closed and an alternative route provided (see temporary diversion map below). A tree has fallen across the footbridge rendering it unusable and unstable. There is a plan to replace the bridge, however, in the interim period, the path will be diverted until further notice.

Trunch temporary diversion route map

Tidal Surge - Impact on Norfolk Coast Path

Following the recent tidal surge the national trail has been affected in a number of places. The National Trails team are working with other agencies to repair the route where there has been significant erosion.

When walking the national trail please take particular care in the Walcott / Ostend area where there has been scouring caused by the tidal surge. We will be realigning the coastal access at Happisburgh following a cliff fall and new signage will be installed to provide clear instructions for members of the public using the route.

If you spot any issues when out walking, please contact: norfolktrails@norfolk.gov.uk

Happisburgh temporary diversion

Following the recent tidal surge the national trail has been affected in a number of places. The National Trails team are working with other agencies to repair the route where there has been significant erosion.

We will be realigning the coastal access at Happisburgh following a cliff fall and new signage will be installed to provide clear instructions for members of the public using the route. In the meantime, please use the diversion provided below.

Happisburgh and Cart Gap

Following recent cliff falls between Happisburgh and Cart Gap, the Norfolk Coast Path remains open, but please follow any instructions provided by local signs and always remain inland of any barriers.  North Norfolk District Council's coastal engineers are monitoring the situation closely in the interest of public safety

Bacton

Due to unsafe steps leading to the beach at Bacton, the Norfolk Coast Path follows the England Coast Path alternative route along the beach to the sea wall at Cable Gap Holiday Park.

Waymarking is in place for the alternative route.

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