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National Trail

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail

A Natural England and Norfolk Trails managed route

Check the Norfolk Trails website for latest closures and diversions

The Peddars Way route between Knettishall Heath south east of Thetford to the coast at Holme-next-the-Sea that follows a route from Roman times and the Norfolk Coast Path runs from Hunstanton to Cromer. The combination of the two routes has it all. Fantastic scenery and landscape surround the 150 km (93 miles) of the two trails. Visit timeless flint villages, dally by quiet streams, be stunned by the expanse of Norfolk's beaches and skies and allow the setting sun over the coast to re-vitalise your spirit. The National Trail website has all you need from planning a trip to finding accommodation along it's route.

NOTE: Cycling is permissible along much of the Peddars Way unlike the Norfolk Coast Path where most is only public footpath classification (see the cycling section for more information)

The success of the national route has helped a number of other long distance trails in Norfolk to be improved and featured in a new website Norfolk Trails.

Since the opening of Norfolk's first stretch of England's Coast Path the Coast Path from Hunstanton to Cromer now continues down the East Norfolk coast through to Hopton. There is a change in the original Norfolk Coast Path route between Sheringham and Cromer where the trail originally headed inland from Beeston Bump via Roman Camp to Cromer. The waymarked Coast Path route now runs adjacent to the coast - further information including maps can be found on the Norfolk Trails and National Trails websites.