3.3 of 5 (17 votes)

Wells to Cley

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Norfolk, England, about 12.90km (8.02 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 4m (13ft)
Descent 5m (16ft)
Max. Elevation 20m (65ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 9m (29ft)
Wells next the Sea
Cley, Holt, Norfolk, England
Distance 12.90km
Duration ~3:45h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 24 Dec 2011
A lovely section of the North Norfolk Coast Path, easy terrain, and with options to cut short at Stiffkey, Morston or Blakeney. The Coasthopper bus service serves all points. May be very muddy in places. There are good pubs at Stiffkey (Red Lion), Morston (Anchor), Blakeney (White Horse), and Cley (George). Fish & chips recommended at Wells. Tea rooms can be found at Wells (up the hill in the village center) and Cley (NWT reserve and in the village). Public toilets at Morston and Blakeney.

Walk Functions


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OS Grid TF915438
Walk east along the quay, continuing along East Quay.
OS Grid TF922437
Continue straight ahead through a yard to stay on the coast path (follow fingerpost). Follow obvious path along embankment, around a creek, and continue eastwards.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid TF955439
A WWII relic, originally used forlaunching drones for target practice. You'll know you've found it when the walk passes through a circular concrete path. Google 'Stiffkey whirligig' for more info. Continue on the coastal path.
About 3.27 km (~2.03 miles) from
OS Grid TF972440
Continue on the signposted coast path.
About 1.76 km (~1.09 miles) from
OS Grid TG004441
Turn left into the car park to continue on the coast path, and also access toilets, a lookout, and (in season) refreshments.
About 3.14 km (~1.95 miles) from
OS Grid TG028441
At the main car park at the end of the quay, turn left and follow the signposted path along the embankment, heading north towards the sea.
About 2.39 km (~1.49 miles) from
OS Grid TG042438
Follow the footway next to the road, and either follow the signposted coast path to the mill, or walk through the village (more interesting, but no footway) to pass various shops and the George pub before reaching the mill. Optionally, continue on the footway beside the A149 coast road to reach the cafe at Cley Norfolk Wildlife Trust site.
About 1.49 km (~0.93 miles) from

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