A dramatic cliff face on Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

Micro adventure continued….

31st July 2017

My coastal trip continued over the weekend starting from Holkham and continuing through to Burnham Deepdale.

Starting from Holkham I met with Colin one of the Holkam estate staff and we discussed installing number counters on this stretch of the coast line in order to count just how many people walk this stretch of the coast path.

As you can see from the picture I arrived early in the morning when the car park was largely empty. An unusual sight for the Norfolk Coast.

Having installed hundreds of finger posts and items of waymarking over the past 3 years I still think this is the single biggest finger post on the network.

I walked through the dunes and then out as far as Gun Hill before following the boardwalk back through to Burnham Overy Staithe. I met a family and friends exercising their horses on this stretch of the coast. It was a beautiful morning and seeing the horses on the beach was really something. We had the whole area to ourselves and no-one else in sight.

The boardwalk runs through the dunes at this point providing easier access and protecting the surrounding dune landscape from the impacts of many people walking across them.

The walk into Burnham Overy was fantastic seeing children sailing on the sea and talking to families who were staying in the area.

The skies started to become more dramatic as the weather started to change with the predicted rain threatening.

I met a man from Australia on the walk. He had completed the Peddars Way and the Coast Path from Hunstanton to that point. When I asked him about getting information about the National Trails he said they were advertised in magazines in Australia as being places to visit in the UK. He has loved the trail so far and had no quibbles about the route other than a couple of stretches that needed extra cutting. As our cutting team are out at the moment this will be resolved as part of the cutting contract.

 

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Holkham
Our biggest finger post
Horseriders on the beach at Burnham Overy Staithe
Boardwalk Burnham Overy Staithe
Burnham Overy Staithe
He's come from Australia to walk the National Trail!