CROMER TO OVERSTRAND
Runton Road car park, Cromer, NR27 9AU ROUTE
Simply follow the pathway all the way along the promenade and cliffs to Overstrand. Walk from the car park towards the pier along the pathway, making time to walk through to the pretty gardens along the way. Head down to the promenade until you reach the lifeboat slipway by the Henry Blogg Museum. Make your way up the hill and turn left at the top towards North Lodge Park and the boating lake. Follow the cliff top pathway towards the lighthouse through pretty heathland. There are plenty of benches along the way to appreciate the spectacular coastal views. The walk takes you through Royal Cromer Golf Club, so stick to the pathway and keep away from the edge of the cliffs. Once you arrive in Overstrand, either walk back the same way or, tides allowing, head down to the beach and walk along the sand back into Cromer. LENGTH
Approximately four miles THE CAFÉ
In recent times, Cromer has seen a number of excellent cafés open – but the tea rooms by the boating lake in North Lodge Park is a definite favourite. With tables outside, this sheltered spot is the perfect pace to soak up some summer sun away from the sea breeze. A community venture run by volunteers for the Friends of North Lodge, it sells excellent cakes and large pots of tea, all served on mismatched vintage crockery. If you have young children, you can relax while they play on the boating lake. At Overstrand, there is only one place to go, the longstanding Cliff Top Café. Selling home-cooked food, with views overlooking the sea, it is known for its hearty breakfasts, homemade cakes and speciality teas.
Views of Cromer from its church tower, showing where to walk along to North Lodge Park and beyond to Overstrand
Macmillan Coffee Morning at the newly opened North Lodge Park Cafe in Cromer