This new section of path goes from Weybourne to Sea Palling along the north-east coast of Norfolk.
Originally starting at Hunstanton and ending in Cromer, the Norfolk Coast Path forms the 93 mile National Trail that incorporates Peddars Way.
Now, the Norfolk Coast Path alone runs for a whopping 63 miles from Hunstanton to Sea Palling
On the launch day the Coastguard teams from Cromer, Sheringham, Mundesley and Happisburgh, who respond to emergency calls along the coast, took part in a sponsored walk where they raised over £1000 for the charity Guide dogs for the Blind.
It is a fascinating trail for walkers as it passes through unique coastal towns and villages, across cliff top paths and beach walks. Dogs are welcome on the trail but please ensure they are under close control, especially when walking close to nature reserves.
The Norfolk coast has a history stretching back hundreds of thousands of years and you can still glimpse into the past when walking passed the spectacular geology and history along the trail.
When walking through Happisburgh, along the beach, look up and you will see the glacial beds of the cliff formed between 700,000 and 900,000 years ago.
The earliest footprints have also been discovered on Happisburgh beach, identifying the oldest evidence of humans outside Africa’s Rift Valley. The footprints are approximately 900,000 years old left by Norfolk’s first visitors!
At West Runton, the most complete fossil of the oldest mammoth skeleton was discovered. Read more about Norfolk Coast ‘Deep History’ here.
There are some fantastic places to visit along the coast: Sheringham Park, a Roman Camp, a number of beautiful churches, WWII archaeology, Happisburgh’s red-and-white striped lighthouse…and so much more.
Visit the website and download the pdf maps of the linear walks to see what else you can discover along the way.
The Norfolk coast is easy to get to with excellent public transport links – so you can leave the car behind!
Read the Press Release which marked the launch of the new stretch of Norfolk’s England Coast Path.
Read the article about the launch on the East Anglian Daily Press website
That’s it for now….until the next stretch from Sea Palling to Hopton-on-Sea opens which is expected in later 2015.
by Alice @ Norfolk Trails