walk along the coast at Cromer;
The first Norfolk Walking Festival takes place on the north-east coast from October 17 to November 1, with great walks to try. Here’s a route from Peter James of Norfolk Ramblers to get you started
Seven and a quarter mile full walk or shorter five and a half mile route Starts at entrance to clifftop car park, Runton Road, Cromer, NR27 9AU, TG21154242
1Walk to fence at clifftop, turn left and follow fence to the fingerpost. Turn left at road, turn right, pass the cottages and bus shelter. At fingerpost pass through metal gate and follow to track in the caravan park and turn left. You will come back to the road, keep to pavement through village, passing caravan park and site of the carboot sale. Turn right at fingerpost, through gate into Woodhill camp site. Turn left and follow path. The route is well waymarked through the site; turn right past reception building, turn left, then right after 100m and take path to the cliffs, bearing left. Follow path along cliffs to the shelter at West Runton.
2If taking the short walk, turn left up the road. On left 230m on is a footpath, this will take you to the main Cromer road. Cross to pavement, turning right, follow road past shops taking road to the station over bridge. Take track between houses and the golf course. Follow round to campsite entrance, taking path to your left at end of fence, then second path on right which is a bridleway ( be careful not to take the first footpath as this will take you back on yourself). You will come to a crossroad of paths, this is where you re-join the main route at number six on the map.
3For the main route, cross the road, pass through car park to the far end, following path along cliffs, inside the fence through Beeston Regis camping park.
4If feeling energetic at this point, you could go straight on to Beeston Bump for splendid views, returning on path across the heath to rejoin the main route. If following main route, turn left - you are now following the old coast path route. Carefully cross the railway, taking lane in front of you to the main road. Cross, taking lane going to the left. Turn right, following track past the school and horse paddocks. At top of lane turn left. You will come to a fingerpost and kissing gate on your right, follow this path steadily
climbing up through the woods. At the top, follow track through to Roman Camp - there are some excellent views from this National Trust site.
5Follow track out to Sandy Lane. Cross just into the woods, take track on left down the hill to campsite. Path then follows the top of campsite to crossroads of paths; carry straight on.
6Follow path to a clearing at junction of different tracks with two bench seats, taking the track to the right in line with the seats. You will come to a small road, cross, taking track in front of you, passing under railway bridge. Follow this track past the campsites at the end. Go straight on the road, at the first house on left turn left. Cross bridge, turn right. Follow path to barriers, turn left to the top. Turn right, follow path to road, turning right then left down to main road. Turn right - this will bring you back to the car park. Norfolk Walking Festival celebrates the Norfolk Coast Path with two weeks of walks and talks, from Saturday, October 17 to Sunday, November 1; www.norfolkwalkingfestival.co.uk
What a view - East Runton
Beeston Bump - the views are well worth the climb
The view from Beacon Hill
A lovely spot to admire the view from Roman Camp