3.8 of 5 (8 votes)

East and West Runton

A leisurely walk (coast) in Norfolk, England, about 4.60km (2.86 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 59m (193ft)
Descent 82m (269ft)
Max. Elevation 70m (229ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 141m (462ft)
Start & End
Runton, North Norfolk, Norfolk, England
Distance 4.60km
Duration ~1:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 16 Aug 2017
A coastal walk between two attractive villages on the north Norfolk coast just outside Cromer. There are various options for different trails, including several waymarked ones, so choose your own adventure! Coastal buses stop in both villages, and there is even a direct service from Norwich.

Walk Functions


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OS Grid TG199426
The bus stops outside the village shop and tea rooms. Walk west and take the first road on the left.
OS Grid TG197423
Pass under the railway bridge and when you reach the duckpond, head right past the playground. At the end of the green is a road with footpaths marked on it.
About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid TG193421
The path soon splits. You can take a longer walk by taking the left fork, but I opted for the Ingleborough hill option.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid TG188423
Follow the tracks through the bracken through this National Trust site.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid TG181425
Drop through the golf course towards West Runton. There is also a station here should you prefer to travel by train.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid TG180428
Head through the village and past the pub, taking the road down towards the beach.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid TG185431
At the beach, you have two options: the clifftop path or a wander along the shingle - but check the tides as you can get cut off in high tides. The third option is chips on the beach and the bus back from West Runton, of course.
About 0.57 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid TG193428
Via the clifftop park, continue through the caravan park and you soon join the road back to East Runton.
About 0.79 km (~0.49 miles) from
OS Grid TG197426
For a small village, it has it all: a shop, pub, fish and chip shop, beach and a lovely little tea room.
About 0.53 km (~0.33 miles) from

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