Path closures and temporary route changes

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

Brancaster Footpath 5

Work to repair a section of boardwalk is starting immediately along the Norfolk Coast Path at Brancaster Footpath 5 (FP5). This is an emergency closure on health and safety grounds, due to boardwalk deterioration.

Work is expected to take five weeks to complete, weather permitting. We are aiming for work to be completed by the start of the school holidays (22 July 2022). Due to the nature of the work it will be necessary to close this section of the Coast Path while work is underway.

Work will involve replacing failed boards and rotten sections. The whole length will receive a walk-through and the wire mesh stapled or replaced accordingly.

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

Work on the 470 metre closed section of the Norfolk Coast Path is due to start along Holme-Next-the-Sea Footpath 1 (FP1) and Holme-Next-the-Sea Footpath 13 (FP13), between the Norfolk Ornithologists Association (NOA) observatory and Thornham. The boardwalk is in need of repair as it poses a health and safety risk.

The boardwalk replacement work will be starting week commencing 29 August 2022. Once work starts, it is expected to take up to seven weeks to complete, weather permitting. Due to the nature of the work, it will be necessary for the path to remain closed while work is underway.

While this section of the Coast Path is closed there will be an inland diversion in place along footpaths, quiet roads, and a short section of pavement through Thornham. Norfolk Wildlife Trust facilities and the NOA observatory will still be accessible from the west end of the Coast Path at all times.

We have a European Protected Species (EPS) licence in place for the natterjack toads (whose habitat the path crosses), and our contractor will be working closely with an appointed ecologist throughout the build to ensure this rare species is protected.

Was this webpage helpful?