Take a self-guided trip to the Victorian seaside town of Sheringham, a charming spot and a good base for two days of walking Norfolk’s most dramatic cliffs. This area is part of the Deep History Coast, a shoreline formed two million years ago and riddled with fossils. It’s also where this famously flat county soars to its highest point (although it is only 105m…).
From Sheringham, there are wonderful walks both east and west. These will reveal the tranquil ruins of an 11th-century priory, landscaped parkland aflame with flowers, an ancient ridge once home to woolly mammoths and, thanks to this ‘high’ countryside, excellent views all round. Cosy up in a lovely B&B, not far from the promenade, breathe in the sea air and relax.
The icons below highlight the distance, difficulty and theme of this itinerary.
Walks from 10km to 14.5km
Connecting Villages & Towns / By Water
History / Food & Drink / Wildlife / Coastal
Walking / Heritage
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Take a self-guided short break to North Norfolk’s Deep History Coast for a satisfying shot of hiking, history and heritage. The seaside town of Sheringham, accessible by train, makes an ideal base for forays along the Norfolk Coast Path and to the hills inland.
The accommodation for this package is in a lovely B&B in Sheringham, a few minutes’ walk from the centre and the promenade. It’s also close to the railway station.
There’s plenty of choice along the North Norfolk Coast: expect excellent seafood. Sheringham has a selection of pubs, cafes and tea rooms – we can make recommendations.
This grade of this tour is easy to moderate. Most of the walking is relatively gentle, though there are a few climbs.
Mix walks with other experiences along the Norfolk Coast Path.
The Norfolk Coast Path stretches around most of the county’s coast line, and will be part of the England Coast Path.
Sheringham is situated on the North Norfolk Coast about 55 minutes north of Norwich by car, via the A140/A149.
Sheringham has a railway station served by the Abellio Greater Anglia network. Trains run to and from Norwich via Cromer. To reach London you would need to change at Norwich for onward travel.
Sanders Coaches operates a local bus service, CH4, from Wells to Cromer
This terrain is largely gentle, though there are some climbs. Walking is easy to moderate.
We advise that you check opening times and booking restrictions before travelling.
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The official guidebook and map for the Trail are available from the National Trails Shop along with a wide range of gifts and other merchandise.