Path closures and temporary route changes

The Norfolk Coast Path runs from Hunstanton in west Norfolk round to Sea Palling on the north east Norfolk coast. 

Originally, the trail ended at Cromer but the opening of Norfolk’s first stretch of England Coast Path extends the Norfolk Coast Path round to Sea Palling.

Temporary Changes

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.

The key point is that following the work carried out by the environment agency and other agencies has allowed the national trail and surrounding areas to weather to tidal surge and maintain access for members of the public and local businesses.

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.

Sheringham Promenade

A stretch of the east promenade is currently closed for sea defence work being carried out by North Norfolk District Council.

An alternative route for the Norfolk Coast Path has been signed, which goes south along Beach Road and east along Cliff Road.

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.