Try a taste of the Norfolk Coast Path. This lovely three-day trip, based in the old fishing port of Wells-next-the-Sea, is the perfect introduction to the National Trail and the habitats and heritage that lie along it. Much of the area explored on this short break lies within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a place of sweeping salt marshes, tidal mudflats, endless sands and huge skies that attract an incredible wealth of wildlife.
During your self-guided escape, you’ll stay at the heart of this special region, following the Norfolk Coast Path both east and west of Wells – two of its best sections. You’ll stride across beaches that seem to stretch forever, spot a bevy of birds, visit a grand stately home and eat very well indeed – the seafood and fish and chips here in particular are some of England’s best.
The icons below highlight the distance, difficulty and theme of this itinerary.
Walks from 10km to 12.5km
Connecting Villages & Towns / By Water
History / Food & Drink / Wildlife / Coastal
Walking / Heritage
Here’s everything you need to help you plan your very own walking and exploring break in North Norfolk. Click on the blue arrow tabs below for more information. To save this itinerary to view later, use the Save to My Rucksack button at the top of the page.
This itinerary is being operated by Norfolk Walking Holidays, who specialise in organising walking short breaks and long-distance trail holidays across Norfolk. Based in Norfolk, they have first-hand knowledge of all the routes and accommodation, and can tailor walks to your requirements.
Norfolk Walking Holidays will arrange your whole tour: you just need to arrange transport to your first location.
To find out more about this itinerary and make an enquiry or a booking, click on the Enquire Now button at the top of the page. The Save to My Rucksack button allows you to save itineraries to view later.
This self-guided short break, based in Wells-next-the-sea gives you the chance to spend a few days exploring one of most beautiful parts of the country: the North Norfolk Coast. Combine walks via world-class beaches, incredible bird-life and one of Norfolk’s most striking stately homes with sampling fantastic local food.
The trip is priced to include accommodation in an historic B&B overlooking the East Quay in Wells-next-the-Sea (dependent on availability). If you would like to upgrade, please enquire. The upgrade is to a pub or hotel that overlooks a pretty green surrounded by Georgian houses. There is also the option of a standard B&B.
The food and drink along the North Norfolk Coast is first-class: expect excellent mussels, crab and other seafood. Wells-next-the-Sea has a wide range of eating options, from quality takeaway fish and chips to lovely delis, family-run restaurants and traditional pubs. There are also many fine dining and Michelin-starred establishments in the local area.
This grade of this tour is easy – the terrain is largely flat.
Mix walks with other experiences along the Norfolk Coast.
The Norfolk Coast Path stretches around most of the county’s coast line, and will be part of the England Coast Path.
Wells-next-the-Sea is located on the North Norfolk Coast, approximately 50 minutes by car from King’s Lynn and 55 minutes from Norwich.
There is no train station in Wells-next-the-Sea. You can catch the train to King’s Lynn and then get a bus or taxi to Wells, or a train from Norwich to Sheringham and then the bus from there to Wells.
This trip can be taken anytime between April and October. In order to visit the interior of Holkham Hall, you need to book your holiday to take in a Sunday, Monday or Thursday; the grounds are open every day but the Hall has restricted opening times.
We advise that you check opening times and booking restrictions before travelling.
Please check out these links for latest advice when in the countryside
Click here to access the interactive map
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.