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 6 nights
45 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £560 per person

Norfolk Coast Path - South Section

The southern half of the Norfolk Coast Path runs from the Victorian town of Cromer all the way to Lowestoft in the south. This section of the coastline shines gold with beaches, and the wide open spaces of the Norfolk Broads fan out to the west along the way, joining the sea near Horsey.

You’ll visit a range of fishing villages as you walk, not to mention the spirited town of Great Yarmouth with its famous Britannia Pier. Happisburgh Lighthouse is an impressive structure too, towering over the trail and visible from miles around. Seals are often seen swimming and basking along the coastline here, so this is a great walking option if you’re a big fan of wildlife.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
NCPS1 From Cromer to Lowestoft 4 nights, 3 days walking Demanding £560
NCPS2 From Cromer to Lowestoft 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate £695
NCPS3 From Cromer to Lowestoft 6 nights, 5 days walking Easy / Moderate £835

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 - South Section 4 nights, 3 days walking

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

Important information

Kindly note that this trail is very popular, if you have flexibility with your start date, please advise this when booking.  Please do not make any travel plans until we have double checked and confirmed availability for your booking.

Start

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

Day 1

Cromer to Sea Palling(T). 18 miles (29km) / 794 ft (242 m) ascent

Day 2

Sea Palling(T) to Great Yarmouth. 15 miles (24km) / 315 ft (96 m) ascent

Day 3

Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft. 12 miles (19km) / 328 ft (100 m) ascent

Finish

Depart from Lowestoft 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 - South Section map
Cromer / Lowestoft
45 miles (72 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Seeing the seals swimming and basking at several points along the coast, perhaps most reliably at Horsey Gap, where they give birth over winter.

Clambering high above the sea atop the cliffs at Trimmingham, with wide-ranging views all around.

Exploring the many tiny villages dotted along the route.

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 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: 45 miles (72 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Code: NCPS1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Cromer
End of holiday: Lowestoft

Route Profile

Norfolk Coast Path - South Section Route Profile

Travel Information

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

By Rail

There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Cromer) and at the end (Lowestoft).

By Bus

Various buses run to Cromer and from Lowestoft.

From London

Trains run from London Liverpool Street station to Cromer.

Return to Start

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

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.