A dramatic cliff face on Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

Enjoying the new Norfolk Coast Path - Russell Wilson

11th February 2015

On Monday the 26th January, I walked a part of the new section of coastal access linking the current Norfolk Coast Path with the section of coastal access which opened before Christmas. The route has now been in place for about six weeks so we have begun the process of checking and auditing the route and signage now that it has been open and used for that time.

It was a bright, warm, January day when I started out at  Beeston bump. This is a great place to start a walk as it provides fantastic views across the coast path. The north east wind was blowing directly from the sea and so I had to stop in West Runton to buy a new wooly hat from the army store to keep warm. After discussing the route with the shop owner I was pleased to hear that she had been a lot busier with walkers following the new coastal access route.

When I reached Cromer, I followed the route along the promenade where I could see all the work that North Norfolk District Council were carrying out on the sea defences. From here I followed the beach through to Overstrand where the coast path meets the Paston Way, another route managed by Norfolk Trails.The next stretch was spectacular, offering views through to Trimmingham. It was here that we launched the first section of the England Coast Path in December together with Natural England and the local parish.

The whole walk took 3 ½ hours and was beautiful throughout, linking coastal towns, the countryside and coast as well as a wild and wilderness feel.



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View from Beeston bump back to Sheringham