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

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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.

Trail running tours available

We also organise trail running holidays along this route. Find out more.

About this route

7 to 12 nights
92 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate / Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £980 per person

Norfolk Coast Path

Part of the England Coast Path, the Norfolk Coast Path starts in the town of Hunstanton and passes along Norfolk’s Heritage Coast to Lowestoft. The path encounters cliffs, sand dunes, creeks and golden beaches, following the sea the whole way.

There are lovely settlements to explore along the trail, including seaports, fishing villages and seaside resorts, each boasting their own interesting history and welcoming charm. Wildlife flourishes along the Norfolk coastline, playing host to a wide range of sea creatures and birds. Grey seals can often be seen frolicking around Blakeney Point, a National Nature Reserve dedicated to their conservation.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
NCP1 From Hunstanton to Lowestoft 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding £980
NCP2 From Hunstanton to Lowestoft 9 nights, 8 days walking Moderate £1240
NCP3 From Hunstanton to Lowestoft 12 nights, 11 days walking Easy / Moderate £1650

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 7 nights, 6 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

Day 4

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

Day 5

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

Day 6

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 map
Hunstanton to Lowestoft
92 miles (148 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Spotting the abundance of wildlife at national nature reserves such as Holme Dunes and Blakeney Point.

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

Watching the boats in the harbours at Brancaster, Burnham and Cromer.

What's included?

  • 7 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: 92 miles (147.5 km)
Duration: 7 nights, 6 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Code: NCP1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Hunstanton
End of holiday: Lowestoft

Route Profile

Norfolk Coast Path 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 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 (Lowestoft).

By Bus - There is a bus service from King's Lynn to Hunstanton. Various buses run from Lowestoft.

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

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to catch a train from Lowestoft to King's Lynn, and then a bus/taxi 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.

Customer reviews from the Norfolk Coast Path

“Excellent. All worked well. Variety of accommodation from excellent to just ok. We had everything we needed for a good trip. It all worked smoothly and when I needed to contact Contours emergency number (regarding a taxi pick up) the person sorted the misunderstanding promptly. Surprisingly varied, always interesting walk, with a bit of everything. Beach, sand , shingle, dunes, cliffs, salt marshes, meadows, woodland, villages, urban (although not much) donkeys on the beach... I had not expected it to be the delight it was.”
Ms Hart, UK
“Very well organised; friendly and helpful staff at Contours. Accommodation mostly excellent.”
Mrs Williams, UK
“Very pleasant and easy walking. The first half of the walk through interesting villages and fenland.”
Mr Watson, UK
“Excellent walking, very varied scenery, great B&BS and plenty of refreshment places en route.”
Mr Watts, UK
“It worked well for a disabled person as we needed access to local transport and another member of the group needed the walk to be relatively flat as he has difficulty with too many hills. Great birds and flat landscape if you want an easier walk.”
Ms Steen, UK
“This is my 14th Contours walking holiday and I have enjoyed them all! Easy walking with good company, lovely villages on route, expansive coastal scenery, generally excellent accommodation. This was my 14th Contours holiday, that in itself should be a recommendation!”
Mr Parkinson, UK
“Even the weather was good all the time!”
Ms Reinsch, UK
“To the team at Contours Walking Holidays, Thank you very much for your booking service. I enjoyed my walking tour of the Norfolk Coast Path very much. The sun was shining, everyone looked happy! I felt happy too!”
Ms Balga, Germany
“Good weather, good beer, good food, good accommodation.”
Mr Baker, Australia
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