"Peddars Way & the Norfolk Coast Path" England Sports & Outdoors Tip by Maria81

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Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path is one of the shorter national trails in the UK. Just over 90 miles in length (and thus do-able in 5 days by a reasonably dedicated walker), it is in reality two long distance paths joined together. Peddars Way follows the route of an ancient Roman road from the borders of Suffolk and Norfolk to the coast, while the Norfolk Coast Path runs south to Cromer from that point. We have started walking it as a series of day walks from London in October 2011.

From what we've seen so far, walking is easy along mostly flat paths (shingle is the only exception).

Sections completed

Cromer - Cley-next-the-Sea: ca. 14 miles (with a slight detour)

Equipment: Suitable clothing and shoes are a must. It's often windy on the coast, and you'll be walking on shingle for some time (also, there may be adders on the forest sections) - so windproofs, waterproofs and sturdy boots. You don't really need a map or a guidebook as the trail is well-marked, but if you choose to carry one, the official trail guide has helpful background and all the required Ordnance Survey mapping.

Do carry food and drink, especially on the Peddars Way where villages are very small, and are few and far between (though you should be able to buy supplies on the coastal section).

If you're into bird-watching, bring binoculars and a book when you're doing the coastal sections - bird watching is excellent and there are scores of like-minded people around.

Theme: Hiking

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  • Updated Oct 10, 2011
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