Stiffkey Saltmarshes at Blakeney National Nature Reserve

With huge horizons and a vast open expanse of pristine saltmarsh, Stiffkey Saltmarshes were acquired by National Trust in 1976 and form part of Blakeney National Nature Reserve. The twisting muddy creeks that are flooded by the tide daily are a perfect haven for wildlife. An important conservation area for breeding birds, it is protected by many national and international designations. The Norfolk Coast Path skirts the saltmarsh towards Blakeney to the east or to Wells-Next-The-Sea to the west, offering amazing walks with breath-taking views and sightings of birds.

a purple carpet of sea lavender under a grey sky

Blakeney to Stiffkey Coastal Walk 

Enjoy Norfolk’s vast open landscape and big skies on this lovely walk along the coast path beside pristine saltmarsh. Remember to bring your binoculars, as there are lots of wildlife-spotting opportunities across the marshes and scrub!