Circular and Linear Walks

Circular and Linear Walks

This 6.5 mile (10.5Km) circular walk takes you to some of the very best coastal scenery in the Suffolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Starting at Fort Green car park in Aldeburgh, which has public toilets, it takes you past The House in the Clouds, a Martello Tower, and a fabulous scallop sculpture. 

The walk is mostly level on public footpaths and permissive routes, and an old railway line. In places it may be muddy in places in wet weather. 

The walk is reproduced with kind permission of the Suffolk Coast Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty, from a project funded by the Coastal Communities Fund. 



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Starting in the seaside village of Bacton village, this 4.5 mile 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.



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This 7.5 mile (12km) walk follow sea defence walls, roads and rights of way and visits the villages of Cley, Wiveton and Blakeney.

The River Glaven, which runs beside the route for part of the way, was once a navigable river for sea vessels and served the ports of Wiveton and Cley.  Blakeney village was also once a port, but ceased trading before 1914 as a result of the arrival of the railways and the New Cut channel silting up.

This walk is accessible by public transport via the Coast Hopper bus service. 

Download a map of the route here.



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This 4.5 mile (7km) route follows some minor roads but runs mainly on soft lanes and coastal paths.  The inland sections offer superb views over the coast from the dizzying heights of up to 50 metres above sea level!  The remainder of the route follows the edge of the Brancaster Marsh on raised banks and boardwalks, with extensive views of this unique habitat and its wildlife.

This walk is accessible by public transport via the Coast Hopper bus service.

Download a map of both of the Brancaster circular walks here.



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This 4.5 mile (7km) route follows minor roads, soft lanes and coastal paths and offers superb coastal views.

This walk is accessible by public transport via the Coast Hopper bus service.

Download the map for Brancaster Circular walks 1 and 2 here



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Explore Burgh Castle on this easy 1 mile walk. Built in the late 3rd Century AD, Burgh Castle is one of the best preserved Roman sites in the country and the thick walls of the fort are still an impressive sight. Originally, the fort would have guarded an area that the Romans referred to as the ‘Saxon Shore’. Though the Roman Empire crumbled, the walls remained to house Saxons and later, Norman lords who redeveloped the fort into a motte and bailey castle.

Whilst the site is rich with history, it is also a beautiful place to wander, with panoramic views across Breydon Water to the mills and marshes beyond. The nutrient-rich mudflats of Breydon Water are teeming with life, which draws in a wide variety of wading birds to exploit the rich source of food. The surrounding grazing marshes also support a wide range of wildlife, including vast flocks of wildfowl such as pink footed geese and widgeon in the winter months.

This short walk is perfect for an afternoon out and offers good access for all. The stunning area can easily be explored further, with Angles Way passing Burgh Castle on its way out of Great Yarmouth, alongside Breydon Water and the River Waveney towards Somerleyton.



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Starting from the marshes at Morston, which are owned by the National Trust, this 5.5 mile (8km) walk weaves its way away from the coast along the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail, through woodland adjacent to a babbling river to the village of Cockthorpe. Standing on a ridge of high land, Cockthorpe offers stunning views all around.

Heading back, the route passes through the old Langham Airfield indicatated now only by the concrete tracks and the poultry sheds which seem to dominate so many disused airfields. The airfield was built during the Second World War and was a base for planes including Beaufighters, Hurricanes, Mosquitoes and Wellingtons.

Looking down towards the coast Blakeney Point can be seen. This shingle ridge or 'spit' is 4.5 miles long and is built up by the action of the sea.

This walk is accessible by public transport via the Coast Hopper bus service. 

Please download the map here.



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This 1.5 mile walk may be short but there’s plenty to see. The route follows the quickly ascending clifftop path out of Cromer, soon rewarding any walker’s efforts with stunning views across the town and undulating cliffs beyond. On a clear day, offshore wind farms can be seen, as well as the many ships that ply the North Sea routes off the Norfolk Coast.

After savouring the views, wander down through Warren Woods. The woods were once part of the pleasure grounds of The Warren, and many typical broadleaved tree species can be found here including beech, oak and lime. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting in spring, you’ll be welcomed by a carpet of bluebells and white ransoms.

The walk can easily be extended to take in the lighthouse up close. While not open to the public, the area around the octagonal tower and keeper’s cottage is accessible. After finishing this walk there’s plenty to do in Cromer - not least a stroll on the pier, visiting one of the fascinating museums or simply enjoying an ice-cream on the beach.



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A great circular walk from Eastbourne taking in the famous Beachy Head, Britains highest chalk cliff.

The walk is 5 miles / 8.1km and should take around 3.5 hours to walk. to the village of East Dean where bus services run every 10 minutes back t the start. An optional walking return route adds 2 miles/ 3.4 km.

Refreshments are available from Eastbourne and Beachy Head, Birling Gap and East Dean.



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There is much to see on this 7 mile walk from the pretty little village of Happisburgh. Heading along the clifftop towards Walcott you are walking above the site where early human footprints were found in sediment on the beach in 2013, which contributed to the coining of this area as the Deep History Coast. The famous Happisburgh Handaxe, an early flint ‘multi-tool’ was also found on the beach nearby.


Further along the cliff top, the remains of a World War II radar station are a stark contrast to the surrounding arable land. St Mary's Church at Happisburgh is also prominent in the landscape, standing proud on its hill, which makes it seem even taller. In the north east corner of the churchyard is the mass grave for the crew of HMS Invincible, which sadly foundered offshore in 1801 on its way to join Nelson's fleet. From one church to another, the walk meanders cross-country along paths and lanes to the more modest church of St Peter in Ridlington. 

The walk begins and ends close to Happisburgh’s famous red and white lighthouse, tours of which can be organised throughout the year – check the Happisburgh website for details. From the lantern room, the view is breath-taking and on clear days it is possible to see the superstructures of oil rigs, far off shore.



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