Norfolk Coast Path Short Break

Norfolk Coast Path Short Break

A short walking holiday from Brancaster to Blakeney along the wonderful Norfolk coastline.

3 nights
21 miles

From £370 per person

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About this route

This short break along the Norfolk Coast Path is a single-centre holiday taking in some of the most unspoilt coastline in England. Beginning in the Victorian seaside resort of Brancaster, the trail encounters marshland, tidal creeks, sandy beaches and pine forests on its way to Wells-Next-The-Sea, a beautiful seaside resort.

The walk then continues along the coastline and through saltmarshes frequented by redshank, shelduck and brent geese. It then arrives at the holiday’s end in the village of Blakeney, offering the perfect chance to spot grey seals from Blakeney Point.

© Contours Walking Holidays Norfolk Coast Path Short Break  map
Brancaster to Blakeney
21 miles (34 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Enjoying the beautiful views out to Holkham Bay, part of one of the country's most diverse nature reserves.

Exploring the peaceful pine forests on the approach to Wells-Next-The-Sea.

Spotting a vast array of coastal wildlife along the trail, including the family of grey seals at Blakeney Point National Nature Reserve.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
NCPSB From Brancaster(T) to Blakeney 3 nights, 2 days walking Moderate£370

Norfolk Coast Path Short Break 3 nights, 2 days walking

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

Important information

This short break is a single centre holiday based in Wells-next-the-Sea. Where your walking day does not end in Wells-next-the-Sea, we will provide transfers to collect you from the trail at the end of your walking day and return you to the trail in the morning.


Travel to Wells-next-the-Sea where your accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Brancaster(T) to Wells-next-the-Sea. 13 miles (21km) / 269 ft (82 m) ascent
Transport is provided to take you from Wells-next-the-Sea to Brancaster(T) on the morning of your walk.

Day 2

Wells-next-the-Sea to Blakeney. 8 miles (13km) / 171 ft (52 m) ascent
Transport is provided to collect you from Blakeney and return you to Wells-next-the-Sea.


Depart from Wells-next-the-Sea 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; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

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
£60.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£45.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at the overnight stop:

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

What's included?

  • 3 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.
  • 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

Wells-next-the-Sea is a good choice for a rest day. This pretty town is framed by tranquil woodland and has a range of shops to explore amid beautiful Georgian buildings, narrow streets and golden, sandy beaches. Boat trips can be taken to see the seals at Blakeney Point, or a journey by steam train can give you a different perspective of the wonderful countryside.

You can add rest days at the overnight stop:

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

Tour Facts

Total distance: 21 miles (34 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 8 miles (13 km)
Maximum daily distance: 13 miles (21 km)
Code: NCPSB Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Brancaster(T)
End of holiday: Blakeney

Route Profile

Norfolk Coast Path Short Break Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major cities and international airports are Norwich International and London Stansted International Airport.

By Rail - The nearest railway station to the start of the trail (Brancaster) is at King's Lynn, about 22 miles away. The nearest station to the end of the trail (Blakeney) is Sheringham, about 9 miles away.

By Bus - There is a bus from King's Lynn to Brancaster, but a taxi would be much quicker. There is a bus between Blakeney and Sheringham.

From London - Trains run regularly between London Kings Cross to King's Lynn.

To return to the start of the trail - the easiest way to return to the start of the trail is to take a taxi.

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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