(approx 80% within AONB)
Situated on the A149 between Cromer and Sheringham the Runton Parish is made up of East and West Runton.
Parish Council website: http://www.runtoneastandwest.co.uk
Fossils of animals, birds and insects are regularly exposed from the eroding cliffs on the beach. The cliffs of West Runton were once part of the Cromer Forest Bed formation which is exposed at intervals along the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk, from Weybourne to Kessingland. The forest bed was formed in the Quaternary Period and dates to between 700,000 to 500,000 years ago.