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

EDP Norfolk - - Con­tents -

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

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