Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path follow the National Trail that starts in Knettishall, amid the forest strewn borders of Norfolk and Suffolk. Until recently the path ended in Cromer, on the North Norfolk Heritage Coast. However, much work has been done and the trail has now been extended to Hopton-on-Sea, adding a further 42 miles to this glorious walk. Great British Walks - formerly The Walking Holiday Company - are delighted to have made this extra stretch available to our clients.
Peddars Way was one of the earliest roads to be built in the country, shortly after AD61. Today it remains as the most substantial and best preserved of all Norfolk’s known Roman roads and a favoured choice for people who enjoy walking holidays in the UK. Other trails such as the Icknield Way, the Nar Valley Way and the Angles Way cross the Peddars Way.
Begin your walk here in quiet river valleys, to marvel at the wildlife, gaze at windmills, and stroll along the same route as the Roman Legionnaires some 2000 years ago. The Peddars Way is the inland section of the walk. Delightfully quiet, and typical of farmed British countryside.
The Norfolk Coast Path starts in Hunstanton then joins with the Peddars Way at Holme-next-the-Sea and runs past salt marsh, beach and cliffs, with much of the walk in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Small harbours with flint cottages, the quaint fishing villages, with much wildlife and coastal birds to admire. Cromer’s traditional pier marks the old finish to the Norfolk Coast Path walk, but this now moves on.
New villages and towns to discover such as Mundesley, Happisburgh, Craister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth and Hopton-on-Sea.
With habitats ranging from pine clad brecks, open heaths, farmland, and coastline with some of the finest sand dunes and salt marshes in Europe, you would not be surprised to learn that Norfolk is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers, as well as people who enjoy walking holidays in the east of Britain.
The entire 22 miles from Holme to Weybourne has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an EEC Special Protection Area (for wild birds).Great British Walks can arrange walking holidays on the Norfolk Coast Path and The Peddars Way over 4 - 16 nights. If you don't see the itinerary you want, please just Contact Us
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