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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

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