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.

Trail running tours available

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

About this route

4 to 7 nights
49 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £515 per person

Peddars Way

The Peddars Way starts at Knettishall Heath and follows an ancient Roman road through the Brecks to the Norfolk seaside town of Hunstanton. As well as quiet river valleys, ancient heathland and rich farmland, the trail visits many historic towns and villages, each with their own amazing stories to tell.

Along with the wealth of history on display, this walk offers ample opportunity to spot rare wildlife, including deer, stoats, foxes and an array of birds that make this area their home.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
PEDW1 From Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Hunstanton 4 nights, 3 days walking Demanding £515
PEDW2 From Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Hunstanton 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate / Demanding £630
PEDW3 From Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Hunstanton 7 nights, 6 days walking Easy / Moderate £875

Short breaks

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

Peddars Way 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 Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Little Cressingham(L). 14.5 miles (23km) / 666 ft (203 m) ascent

Day 2

Little Cressingham(L) to Castle Acre(T). 12 miles (19km) / 531 ft (162 m) ascent

Day 3

Castle Acre(T) to Hunstanton. 23 miles (36.5km) / 1089 ft (332 m) ascent

Finish

Depart from Hunstanton 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 Peddars Way map
Knettishall Heath to Hunstanton
49 miles (79 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Following in the footsteps of Roman legionaries as you walk along the ancient Roman road through the Brecklands.

Exploring the historic village of Castle Acre, with its ancient castle and magnificent Castle Acre Priory.

Arriving at the Victorian seaside resort of Hunstanton and enjoying the lively, welcoming atmosphere.

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 also 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, or take a boat trip to view Europe's largest colony of seals.

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

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

Tour Facts

Total distance: 49 miles (78.5 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 23 miles (36.5 km)
Code: PEDW1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T)
End of holiday: Hunstanton

Route Profile

Peddars Way 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

There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Thetford), or at Diss. The most convenient station will depend on where your accommodation is booked. The nearest rail station to the end of the trail (Hunstanton) is at King's Lynn (about 16.5 miles away).

By Bus

Various bus services run to Thetford. There is a bus service from Hunstanton to King's Lynn.

From London

Trains run from London Kings Cross station/Liverpool Street to Thetford.

Return to Start

The easiest way to return to the start of the trail is to take a taxi from Hunstanton back to Thetford. Alternatively, you could take a taxi/bus from Hunstanton to King's Lynn, from where buses (only Monday to Saturday) and trains run to Thetford, but this will take much longer.

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.