Welcome to the magnificent Norfolk Coast. Where cliffs rise and fall and occasionally reveal hidden treasures of the long time past. Golden sandy beaches intertwine with dunes of wild grasses and salt marshes. Meandering creeks and channels are dotted with fishing boats and twitchers.
The dunes at Holkham are a wonderland of huge flat golden sands, Marram grasses, fungi and moths – this is the ‘moth capital of England’ as up to 900 different varieties are blown over from the continent.
Wells-Next-the Sea is paradise with its endless sandy beaches and famous stretch of the most colourful beach huts. It is also a site of international importance, as is much of this coast walk as well, for rare birds: autumn will see tens of thousands of Pink Geese crossing the skies in V-shaped formations as they begin their migratory odyssey.
Pebbled beaches take over at Blakeney Point and continue for several miles passing Salthouse, once very prosperous as salt was a most valuable commodity in days gone by.
East and West Runton are perfect beaches for families that reveal amazing rock pooled areas and hard sands when the tide is low. The clay cliffs here were home to the now famous West Runton Mammoth discovery.
Cromer is glamorously titled The Gem of the Coast, is famed for the tasty Cromer Crab and the elegant Cromer Pier. Watch out at night as the area also has associations with the Black Shuk, a huge dog with glowing eyes who was partial to the throats of any foolish folk who ventured onto the cliffs at night!
Take a trip on the Poppyline steam train and enjoy the picturesque countryside that runs along the coast and then a few miles inland to Holt. Trains runs daily from Sheringham stopping at Weybourne.
The remaining east coast takes a huge southerly meander to yet more dune filled beaches and the famous Golden Mile at Great Yarmouth.