Bacton Circular Walk

Route type: Circular and Linear Walks

Starting in the seaside village of Bacton village, this walk takes in a beautiful area of Norfolk. Most of the time you'll not even be aware that the extensive industrial complex of Bacton Gas Terminal lies on the cliff top to the west of the village. The route crosses verdant countryside to link St Andrew’s church (just outside the village) with the much older round tower church of St Margaret at Witton. Both are worth visiting, though while the former is open to the public, the latter can only be entered by appointment with the wardens.

The route is mostly flat and open, with the land rolling gently towards the sea. The views across fields and pleasant grazing meadows are particularly enjoyable on an autumn morning, with far off leaves on the turn and mist clinging to the gentle landscape. Returning to Bacton there are plenty of opportunities for refreshment, as well as the beach for picnics. To explore the area further you can easily pick up sections of Paston Way or the Norfolk Coast Path which both run nearby.

Bacton Circular Walk