...with Norfolk Ramblers in Sheringham
ACoastwatch operates from the Old Coastguard Lookout (the watch tower) on Skelding Hill between Sheringham Golf Club and the sea and is on the edge of the cliff. This location, 170 feet above sea level, gives us a commanding view extending (weather permitting) over 14 miles out to sea. Our vantage point on the North Norfolk coast looks over the Wash Basin and includes the Sheringham Shoal beyond which a large wind farm has been built.
We look due north with no land between us and the North Pole. To the west we can see the shore line as far as Blakeney Point which is eight miles away. To the east we can see the coast off the Runtons and Cromer (Cromer Pier is obscured by Beeston Hill). The Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path pass our door, so if you are walking along these paths do give us a wave when passing.