A circular, stroll-(1-2-hours) countryside walk in England starting at Sheringham, Norfolk, about 11km (roughly 7 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs. This walk, around the village of Sheringham, is one of many available on Norfolk's Bittern Line. Highlights include Beeston Priory, Incleborough Hill, Beacon Hill and the village itself. The village museum is worth visiting - plenty of interesting information about the fishing history round here. The Line's Community Rail Partnership have more walks from stations on the line on their website: www.bitternline.com/walks2.htm Start: Sheringham, OS Grid: TG157430 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 139m (456ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 278m (914ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 139m (458ft)
Max. Elevation: 110m (360ft)
Start the walk at Sheringham station. There are detailed route directions on the Bittern Line website - this route will pick out some of the highlights!
Follow the coast path to Beeston Regis, where you will find the remains of Beeston Priory. This building dates back to the 1200s and is now a World Heritage Site.
South of West Runton is Beacon Hill. Part of the Cromer Ridge, it is the highest point in Norfolk at 103m (hey, it's a flat county!). This is also the site of an ancient iron working and is now owned by the National Trust.
From Beacon Hill, carry on through the woodland to East Runton village. Turn left and follow the road the nearby village of West Runton.
Between the villages in Incleborough Hill, which has great views of the coastal stretch between Cromer and Sheringham. It's just next to the Links Golf Course.
Go over the railway bridge and through the village. Past the church is a footpath marked towards Sheringham, which follows the railway line back through Beeston Regis.