Explore the Norfolk coast on foot

a brown speckled bird sits on a post in front of two pairs of legs of people walking behind in green long grass

With the National Trail Norfolk Coast Path running right along Blakeney National Nature Reserve you can discover the whole of the Norfolk Coast on foot. We have picked some of our favourite walks for you to follow.

Plan your walk

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Dress appropriately

The weather can be very changeable on the Norfolk Coast and is often cooler than just a few miles inland. Hats and suncream are advisable for the summer and its always a good idea to pack an extra layer or two in the winter. Wear sensible footwear as the terrain underfoot can be uneven and slippery when wet. Check the forecast before setting off but maybe take your waterproofs just in case!

A rucksack and other outdoor accessories available at the Castle gift shop at Bodiam Castle

What to take with you?

Some walks are longer than others so its always a good idea to take a bag with a few essential items with you. A drink and a tasty snack is essential to keep your fuelled for your ramble. A map of the local area; OS Explorer Maps 250-252 and OL40 will cover all of the walks on this page. A mobile phone, a camera and binoculars if you have them. Oh, and don't forget your waterproofs, just in case...

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How do I get here?

The Norfolk Coast is well served by public transport with a regular bus service between King's Lynn and Cromer. Where a pay & display car park is the starting point this will be free for National Trust members.

Discover the Norfolk Coast

Coastal circular walks

Elevated view of Blakeney Fresh Marsh and wet fields with a bench in the foreground

Blakeney Freshes and Friary Hills Circular Walk

This short circular walk takes in three different habitats and gives amazing elevated views of Blakeney National Nature Reserve. Great for families or those wanting a short stroll. Not suitable for dogs due to restrictions.

The Brancaster Estate

The Norfolk Broads