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Hopping along the Norfolk coast

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Norfolk, England, about 14.10km (8.76 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 30m (98ft)
Loss 7m (22ft)
Max. Elevation 40m (131ft)
Elevation (total) 37m (120ft)
Start
Burnham Deepdale
End
Hunstanton
Distance 14.10km
(8.76mi)
Duration ~4:15h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 29 Aug 2009
My friend Jack, Norfolk born and bred, claims the skies here are the biggest in the world. Not sure quite how you measure that, but there's no doubt that the wide open space above is exhilarating as you stroll along the coast. Time your walk to finish in Hunstanton at dusk - it's the only place on the UK's east coast where you can see the sun set over the sea, and on a good day that giant sky fills with colour! The Coasthopper bus provides a regular service along the coast.

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OS Grid TF804442
The village of Burnham Deepdale is where this walk starts, although the excellent Coasthopper service means you can have a longer or shorter walk if you wish. There's a great campsite here, with a very handy Information Centre: www.deepdalefarm.co.uk
OS Grid TF768441
The route follows along the North Norfolk Coast Path, a long distance path from Cromer to Hunstanton. This section, the path runs along the salt marshes of the coast, interspersed with small fishing villages, harbours and country pubs.
About 3.64 km (~2.26 miles) from
OS Grid TF751437
The path continues to Titchwell Marsh, a stunning nature reserve famous for its bird life. Glorious at any time of year, but in early winter, you can see huge flocks heading south for winter - a true spectacle against that famous sky.
About 1.75 km (~1.09 miles) from
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You can't move for quaint villages round these parts. Thornham is anther interesting little place, with a small church and Thornham Beach, popular with local artists.
About 2.18 km (~1.35 miles) from
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Continue on to Holme Next The Sea. The main point of interest here is Seahenge, a Bronze Age circle of tree trunks dug into the sand. An atmospheric place.
About 3.08 km (~1.91 miles) from
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Hunstanton will feel like Las Vegas after the villages you have passed through, but it's a pleasant town and a good place to stop over in Norfolk. Remember to head to the beach to catch that dramatic sunset!
About 3.30 km (~2.05 miles) from

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