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Total distance: 49 miles (78 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12.5 miles (20 km)
Maximum daily distance: 22 miles (35 km)
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Thetford/Knettishall Heath
End of holiday: Hunstanton
Day 1: Travel to Thetford/Knettishall Heath where your first nights accommodation has been booked
Day 2: Thetford/Knettishall Heath to Little Cressingham. 14.5 miles (23km)
Day 3: Little Cressingham to Castle Acre. 12.5 miles (20km)
Day 4: Castle Acre to Hunstanton. 22 miles (35km)
Day 5: Depart from Hunstanton after breakfast
The itinerary above shows our preferred overnight stops, but if accommodation is not available at any one of these locations, we may alter the itinerary slightly. The daily miles quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation, as this can vary depending on where you are booked to stay.
Extra nights / rest days
The village of Castle Acre is a good choice for a rest day. Beyond the Bailey Gate that stands as a reminder of the village’s extensive walls, are the remains of a Norman castle and Clunian Priory, giving those interested in history plenty to explore.
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, the country retreat of The Queen, or take a boat trip to view Europe’s largest colony of seals.
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- 4 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.
- Breakfast each day.
- Door to door luggage transfer.
- Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
- An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
- Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
- Emergency assistance.
Travel InformationDetailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you on booking. 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 – There are two railway stations near the start of the trail, Thetford or Diss. The most convenient will depend on where your first nights accommodation is booked. The nearest railway station to the end of the trail (Hunstanton) is King’s Lynn.
From London – Trains run regularly between both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and Thetford. There are also regular trains from Cromer and Heathrow or Gatwick Airports. There is a fast and frequent rail service between London King’s Cross and Thetford (the journey takes approximately 2 hours). From the end of the trail (Hunstanton), trains run regularly between both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and Kings Lynn (the nearest railway station to Hunstanton). There is a fast and frequent rail service between London King’s Cross and King’s Lynn (the journey takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes).
Return to Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail (Thetford) is to take the bus from Hunstanton to King’s Lynn, followed by a train to Thetford, changing at Ely.
It is very easy to travel to the start (and return home from the end) of the holiday using public transport. Please click here for more information.
Click here for a summary of monthly average temperatures and rainfall for this trail.