Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path

Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path

A walk through the ancient breckland of the Peddars Way Roman road and along the beautiful east coast.

3 to 18 nights
17-141 miles
Easy to Demanding

From £420 per person

Find your holiday

About the trail

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail combines two contrasting paths. The Peddars Way follows the line of a Roman road through pleasant countryside. It enjoys a mix of country lanes, footpaths and tracks through a varied landscape of open heath, woodland, rich farmland and pretty villages.

As the trail reaches the coast, the Norfolk Coast Path takes over, leading the way along a shoreline famed for its remoteness and wild beauty. Part of the England Coast Path, the walk passes through a diverse landscape of sandy beaches, reed beds, tidal inlets and unspoilt villages. Magnificent stately homes, medieval castles and the seal colonies at Blakeney Point all add to the charm of this scenic trail.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Choose your route

  • Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path
  • Norfolk Coast Path
  • Peddars Way
  • Norfolk Coast Path - North Section
  • Norfolk Coast Path - South Section
  • Norfolk Coast Path Highlights
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Norfolk Coast Path Short Break - North Section
  • Norfolk Coast Path Short Break - South Section

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

About this route

4 to 7 nights
47 miles
Easy to Demanding
1st January to 24th December

From £560 per person

Norfolk Coast Path - North Section

This walking holiday explores the nature reserves and grassy dunes of Norfolk’s northern coast, bookending open terrain with two of the most vibrant towns on the Norfolk Coast Path: Hunstanton and Cromer. That’s not to understate the brilliant places in between; Wells-next-the-Sea boasts a port thronged with brightly painted boats, the tiny coastal village of Thornham offers quiet charm, and Burnham Overy Staithe’s windmill is a famous historic site.

There’s no shortage of wildlife to spot from the trail, either, including natterjack toads, dragonflies and migrant birds at Holme Dunes, while grey seals are often found swimming and basking near Blakeney Point.

It’s a great route for anyone who doesn’t quite want to tackle the Norfolk Coast Path in its entirety but wants to ensure they experience the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
NCPN1 From Hunstanton to Cromer 4 nights, 3 days walking Demanding £560
NCPN2 From Hunstanton to Cromer 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding £695
NCPN3 From Hunstanton to Cromer 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate £835
NCPN4 From Hunstanton to Cromer 7 nights, 6 days walking Easy £975

Short breaks

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
NCPNSB From Brancaster(L) to Blakeney 3 nights, 2 days walking Moderate £420

Norfolk Coast Path - North Section 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights
Start

Travel to Hunstanton where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Hunstanton to Burnham Overy Staithe(T). 16 miles (25.5km) / 482 ft (147 m) ascent

Day 2

Burnham Overy Staithe(T) to Blakeney. 15 miles (24km) / 315 ft (96 m) ascent

Day 3

Blakeney to Cromer. 16 miles (26km) / 696 ft (212 m) ascent

Finish

Depart from Cromer after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£65.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night


You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Norfolk Coast Path - North Section map
Hunstanton/Cromer
47 miles (76 km)
1st January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Exploring the sheltered territory beneath pine trees in Holme Dunes, with abundant wildlife to spot along the way.

Wandering beneath an unusually enormous sky on the path south of Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve, where the land is incredibly flat.

Clambering the dunes and enjoying the breeze on the route’s many beaches, including the wide expanse of sand at Holkham.

What's included?

  • 4 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

The popular seaside town of Hunstanton is a good choice for a rest day. There are a range of interesting locations to visit, including Hunstanton Lighthouse and Shipwreck at St Edmund's Point or the splendid Boston Square. From Hunstanton Prom, you can marvel over Hunstanton's famous cliffs, while, if you journey to the outskirts of Hunstanton, you can visit Sandringham Estate, the country retreat of The Queen, or take a boat trip to view Europe's largest colony of seals.

The Victorian town of Cromer is a wonderful place to explore, with a famous pier, a proud tradition of RNLI service and Life Boat Museum, as well as great independent shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. This vibrant atmosphere, alongside fantastic Blue Flag beaches, the tallest church in Norfolk and an attractive seafront, make it a great choice for an extra night.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 47 miles (75.5 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Maximum daily distance: 16 miles (26 km)
Code: NCPN1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 1st January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Hunstanton
End of holiday: Cromer

Route Profile

Norfolk Coast Path - North Section Route Profile

Travel Information

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Norwich and London Stansted.

By Rail

The nearest rail station to the start of the trail (Hunstanton) is at King's Lynn (about 16.5 miles away). There is a rail station at the end of the trail (Cromer).

By Bus

There is a bus service from King's Lynn to Hunstanton.

From London

Trains run from London Kings Cross station to King's Lynn. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Hunstanton. Trains run from Cromer to London Liverpool Street station.

Return to Start

The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a bus from Cromer to Hunstanton.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.
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