WE ARE HOPING THIS WILL GO AHEAD AND THAT THE CURRENT SITUATION AND RESTRICTIONS WILL BE OVER BY THEN. HOWEVER WE ARE TAKING NO BOOKINGS UNTIL THE PICTURE IS CLEARER.
We are delighted to be offering our holiday to the Norfolk Coast again this year. 25-31 October. The cost is £700. Deposit of £200 when booking. Balance of £500 payable beginning of September.
Over five days we will walk the Norfolk Coast Path from Hunstanton to Cromer. In achievable, bite-sized sections. Total distance is 47 miles. We will be based in the picturesque coastal village of Blakeney. The terrain is mostly flat, there are a few small hills. Good paths, tracks, small roads and beach walking with one section of pebbles on day 4. The scenery is beautiful and often has a wild or tranquil feel.
Day 1: Arrive at our accommodation after 3pm, settle in, meet the others and have an evening meal.
Day 2: Hunstanton to Burnham Deepdale (12 miles).
Starting at the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton we quickly reach quieter coast and beaches before heading inland to Thornham and through sugarbeet fields to Brancaster and follow our path between the settlement and saltmarsh to Burnham Deepdale.
Day 3: Burnham Deepdale to Wells-next-the-Sea (11 miles).
Beginning along the edge of the saltmarshes toward Burnham Overy Staithe with it’s windmill. Soon after we are on the beautiful beach at Holkham where everybody can have fun! If tides allows we follow the coast past beach huts to approach the bustling harbour town of Wells-next-the-Sea. A surprise after the quiet coastline.
Day 4: Wells-next-the-Sea to Blakeney (8 miles) A shorter day.
Sneaking out of the town we come into wild feeling coastal marshes, wending our way along. Thinking of the smugglers who once frequented this area, while we keep an eye out for Black Shuck, the supernatural hound said to prowl this coast! Thankfully we are more likely to sea seals on the sand at Blakeney Point, and get a good view from Morston Quay viewing tower(maybe a cuppa too if the stall is open). Then along to our accommodation at Blakeney.
Day 5: Blakeney to Weybourne (9 miles).
Walking from our door onto the coast path, we skirt Blakeney Quay and walk out on the path around the point to Cley-next-the-Sea and another charming windmill (also a cafe which can provide a break from the way). Out onto the shore and pebble beach which can be tough going. Evidence of wartime coastal defences can be seen. Finishing at Weybourne for the ride back.
Day 6: Weybourne to Cromer (9 miles).
Last stretch! Continuing along the coast before we rise up on the sea cliffs, keeping a lookout for the steam trains of The Poppy Line that runs nearby. Into Sherringham, a busy resort town. A good place to search out a cuppa. We will continue to Cromer, if the tide allows, along the beach, if not on the inland, official trail. To the end marker in Cromer, down on to the pier to savour the finish and look back along the coast, reflecting on the walk.
Day 7: Depart. We will have breakfast and leave by 10 am.
What’s included: Accommodation based on sharing a room with one other person. All food, continental breakfast, ingredients for packed lunches and hearty, three course, evening meals. Transport to and from the walks (we aim to use public transport on this holiday as the excellent Coasthopper bus service serves the Coast Path route well). The services of two Vegan Breaks staff, a qualified walk leader and a cook.
What’s not included: Alcoholic drinks and transport to and from the holiday.