Norfolk Coast Path inc. England Coast Path

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

The majority of this walking trail runs through the dramatic landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Originally, the trail ended at Cromer but in December 2014, Norfolk’s first stretch of England Coast Path opened, extending the Norfolk Coast Path to Sea Palling.

More to Explore

The Norfolk Coast Path runs all the way from Hunstanton to Sea Palling.

Connect with the Peddars Way at Holme-next- the-Sea or Paston Way and Weaver’s Way at Cromer.

Paston Way also links in with the Norfolk Coast Path at Trimingham, Bacton and Mundesley.

Maps and information

Enjoy a circular walk in the area that the original Norfolk Coast Path passes through. We’ll be creating circular walks for the new stretch too.

Bacton 4.5 miles (PDF) View on interactive map

A walk across farmland and along country lanes between two historic churches.

Blakeney 7.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A varied walk with stunning views across grazing marshes and taking in the high ground of Wiveton Down Nature Reserve, via the beautiful coastal villages of Blakeney and Cley next the Sea.

Brancaster 4.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

Enjoy a diverse walk up and down doubled hedged lanes with views across to the sea before taking in the marshes and beach at Brancaster.

Brancaster Staithe 4.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

Head up to the high ground of Barrow Common and enjoy stunning views before walking alongside the creeks of Brancaster Marsh and finishing back near the small coastal hub at Burnham Deepdale.

Burgh Castle 1 mile (PDF)View on interactive map

Take a walk through history around the ruins of the Roman Fort and enjoy views of the stunning Broadland landscape.

Burnhams 4.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A delightful walk taking in historic Burnham Overy Staithe, Burnham Overy Town and Burnham Norton. The route crosses the River Burn twice and passes through farmland, past churches, mills, the ruins of a Carmelite friary and winding creeks.

Cockthorpe 5.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

Head cross-country past former Langham airfield (look back for fantastic views of Blakeney Point) to the small village of Cockthorpe and through Cockthorpe Common before returning alongside salt water marshes.

East Ruston 6 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A varied walk alongside the North Walsham & Dilham canal and through farmland, wet woodland and grazing marshes.

Felbrigg 6 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A diverse walk from Cromer through the historic Felbrigg Estate and the wooded hills of East Runton.

Happisburgh 7 miles (PDF) View on interactive map

Discover the Deep History Coast along a clifftop path before heading inland through diverse farmland, looping back to pretty Happisburgh.

Happy Valley 1.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A short walk with stunning clifftop views and through serene woodland.

Honing Lock 3.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A walk through grazing meadows, past a gushing canal lock and along the course of a dis-used railway.

Mautby Marsh 7 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A walk alongside the River Bure, across grazing marshes and past mills, exploring the beautiful Broadland landscape.

Mundesley 6 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A ramble across open rolling farmland between pretty villages with flint cottages and medieval churches.

Overstrand 8.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A walk along lanes and footpaths exploring the area inland from Overstrand, taking in rolling farmland, woodland and quiet villages.

Roman Camp 9 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A diverse walk along clifftop paths and through undulating hills with stunning views.

Salthouse 5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

Enjoy a diverse walk from this pretty coastal village, crossing Salthouse Heath, with outstanding views, before returning between marshes that support wading birds, and the North Sea.

Sea Palling 6 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A walk over stunning sandy beaches and along quiet lanes.

Sheringham 6 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A wonderful walk from Sheringham, along clifftops with stunning views and through parkland and woods.

Sheringham 9.5 miles (or 7 miles without extra loop) (PDF)View on interactive map

Stretch your legs up Beeston Bump before heading inland through hilly fields, woodland and commons south east of Sheringham before returning to enjoy sea-side delights in this coastal town.

Southrepps 3.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

This walk runs in a figure of eight, taking in the pretty village, and passing through varied landscapes including Southrepps Common.

Trimmingham 2 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A short walk over fields, along tracks and down quiet lanes.

Trunch 3.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

This walk takes in gentle rolling farmland around the village of Trunch, passing several historic farms along the way.

Walcott 4.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

A varied walk along clifftop paths and across farmland punctuated with World War II buildings, churches and the iconic lighthouse.

West Runton 3.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

Enjoy a cliff top path and country lanes between the villages of East and West Runton.

Weybourne 5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

Crunch along the shingle beach before heading inland past marshes and across heathland for stunning views.

Winterton 3.5 miles (PDF)View on interactive map

An easy walk looping inland from Winterton, with fabulous views and a mysterious ruin to explore.

Winterton Dunes 1 mile (PDF)

A family-friendly walk through Winterton Dunes.

These range from one to six miles. There are good public transport links along most of the path too, including train stations at Sheringham and Cromer - see the walk details for more information. 

1) Weybourne to Sheringham 3 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

Follow the clifftop path and take in splendid views of the North Sea to the left and the wooded low hills of Sheringham Park to the right.

2) Sheringham to Cromer 4.5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

Climb over Beeston Bump and follow the cliff path past West Runton before heading inland for a short way. Continue east at East Runton, to arrive at Cromer sea front and the pier.

3) Cromer to Overstrand 2 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

Walk along the beach following the base of soft cliffs that are rich in wildlife. Excellent views along the Norfolk coast are to be had in both directions.

4) Overstrand to Mundesley 6 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A varied walk between two seaside villages, taking in a wide range of scenery and passing through the village of Trimingham along the way.

5) Mundesley to Happisburgh 6 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

This bracing, seaside walk follows the beach for much of the way before taking to the clifftop for the final leg.

6) Happisburgh to Cart Gap 1 mile (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A short clifftop walk, taking in fine views of the northeast Norfolk coastline and Happisburgh’s iconic lighthouse. Return back along the beach for a 2 mile walk.

7) Cart Gap to Sea Palling 2.5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A short coastal walk that offers two options, either along the sandy beach or a little way inland along tracks close to the shore. Depending on tides, combine both for a circular walk of around five miles.

8) Sea Palling to Horsey Gap 3 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A sheltered and peaceful walk, immersed in nature. This varied walk is good for bird watching and reptile spotting as well as offering far-reaching views inland and along the coast.

9) Horsey Gap to Winterton-on-Sea 3.5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A glorious walk that takes in some of the coast path’s best views. A fantastic stretch for nature-lovers as the route passes the breeding ground of the grey seal colony at Horsey Beach among other important sites.

10) Winterton-on-Sea to Hemsby 2 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A short, family-friendly walk ideal for picnics. This is a walk of contrast as the landscape changes along the way. Plus, look out for birds of prey hunting above the dunes.

11) Hemsby to Caister-on-Sea 2.5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A fine beach walk on golden sands. You will get a different feel from this route depending on the season; certainly a walk to try at different times of the year.

12) Caister-on-Sea to North Denes 2.5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A delightful sandy outing for nature-lovers. Each visit is a little different from the last as this dynamic stretch of coastline evolves. The route also passes the Lifeboat Station at the southern end of Caister-on-Sea.

13) North Denes to Gorleston Beach 5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

An urban walk that celebrates the region’s maritime heritage. This route offers great variety with opportunities to step back in time, exploring Great Yarmouth’s past or watching the huge ships beginning or ending their long voyages at Gorleston’s modern working port.

14) Gorleston Beach to Hopton-on-Sea 2.5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A beach and cliff-top walk with views over Gorleston Harbour. This route is perfect all year round; whether you fancy a peaceful summer stroll at sunrise or a relaxed autumn ramble as the leaves are falling to the ground.

Walk Norfolk’s first stretch of England Coast Path in 3 days. Most sections have a nearby bus stop (check the walk details for further information) and there is a train station at Sheringham and Cromer.

A bracing, seaside walk following the beach and cliff path for much of the way. The final section to Sea Palling offers the option of either a beach walk or an inland alternative along tracks close to the shore.

1) Weybourne to Cromer 7.5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

Follow a cliff path to Sheringham then climb over Beeston Bump and continue past West Runton before arriving at Cromer and the pier.

2) Cromer to Mundesley 8 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

Follow the beach east to Overstrand before taking a gently meandering route a little way inland to pass through the village of Trimingham before arriving at Mundesley.

3) Mundesley to Sea Palling 9.5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

A bracing, seaside walk following the beach and cliff path for much of the way. The final section to Sea Palling offers the option of either a beach walk or an inland alternative along tracks close to the shore.

4) Sea Palling to Caister-on-Sea 10.5 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

From sheltered scrub and woodland to windswept golden beaches. With panoramic views and chances to see the grey seal colony at Horsey Beach, this is a fantastic varied walk.

5) Caister-on-Sea to Hopton-on-Sea 10 miles (PDF)View on Interactive Map

Wide beaches and long promenades bookend the maritime industrial heart of Norfolk. This route brings with it opportunities to explore the maritime heritage of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston and experience the buzzing vibe of these seaside towns.