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5 mile walk
Weybourne beach is popular with anglers and is a launch site for several commercial fishing vessels. If your timing’s right as you start the walk, you might see one of these small, traditional boats launching. It’s an impressive feat on the steep shingle beach, the splash of the boat entering the water before its crew jumps aboard and calmly puts out to sea.
Challenging for some, the first section of the walk involves crunching along the shingle beach before heading inland through grazing land and past The Quag – a large pool that often has interesting birds on it.
From here the route ascends onto Kelling Heath, a site of great geological interest as one of the best examples of a glacial outwash plain in England. The heath’s dry conditions are perfect for birdwatching too, with nightjar, whitethroat and tree pipit all nesting on the site.
From the edge of the heath’s treeline, you’ll enjoy a great view of Weybourne village, and across to the sea in the distance. You might even see a steam train chugging past on the on the Poppy Line heritage railway that runs nearby.
Looping back through the pretty village, there’s ample opportunity to refuel, with a pub, cafe and tea rooms to choose from.