Sharing this special place
A library of useful business links and contacts.
Norfolk Coast Partneship (AONB)
Visit North Norfolk
Visit West Norfolk
Discover West Norfolk
RSPB - Snettisham
RSPB - Titchwell Marsh
Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path
Weather / Tide times
Emergency on the beach or at sea? Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
Green Tourism Business Scheme
David Bellamy Conservation Award
Welcome Schemes / Walking & Cycling
Training and support
Green Start is an awareness raising, entry level training, and business review tool available to those tourism businesses in England that seek to reduce their impacts on the environment or community in which they are located. It is also an on-line community of like-minded businesses with an interest in the delivery and management of sustainable tourism.
Keep it Real
Keep it Real is a toolkit to help tourism businesses to sell sustainability as part of their unique offer. It is designed for those businesses who have already taken action to be more sustainable and want to maximise the marketing opportunities that may exist. Produced by England's regional tourism bodies in association with VisitEngland, and written by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, the toolkit is packed with case studies from around the country.
By illustrating the Who, Why, Where, When and What is involved, Keep it Real is designed to give businesses the confidence to talk about sustainability and make it part of their sales proposition.
Other examples of best practice
Cumbria Tourism Business website (including Sustainable Tourism)
Forest of Bowland
The Norfolk Coast Guardian provides a range of information to encourage the enjoyment of the area in a sustainable way. This free publication is financed partially through advertising revenue.
The Norfolk Coast Guardian is widely distributed throughout the area to shops, pubs, attractions and businesses within the AONB area along with Tourist Information Centres at King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Burnham Deepdale, Wells, Walsingham, Holt, Sheringham, Cromer and Mundesley.
Norfolk Coast cycleway map - Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouth
Available from Tourist Information points and some cycle hirers and other businesses in the ara. Also direct from the Norfolk Coast Partnership for £2.50 @ £1 p&p (cheques made payable to Norfolk County Council, please) or through on-line ordering PayPal facility with the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path National Trail. Also available from Sustrans on-line shop.
Businesses who would like to sell the maps direct please contact Norfolk Coast Partnership at
South Wing, Fakenham Fire Station, Norwich Road, Fakenham, NR21 8BB.
Telephone: 01328 850530
The Norfolk coast has a high concentration of medieval churches, built mainly from flint and brick with some carrstone to the west. They vary from the spectacularly grand, notably at Salthouse, Blakeney and Cley, to tiny, remote and nationally-rare round-towered versions. 'Norfolk would not be Norfolk without a church tower on the horizon or round a corner up a lane.' John Betjeman