Walking

Walking trail

Blakeney to Stiffkey Coastal Walk, Norfolk

Walking trail

Enjoy Norfolk’s vast open landscape and big skies on this lovely walk along the coast path beside pristine saltmarsh. See Morston and Stiffkey Saltmarshes on the way, finishing at Stiffkey car park.

Watching out for wildlife

Don't forget to bring your binoculars, as there are lots of wildlife-spotting opportunities across the marshes and scrub! Ideal for a family walk.

Map

Blakeney to Stiffkey Coastal walk map 1400x788

Start:

Bus stop near Blakeney Church (TG032436) or Blakeney Quay (TG028442)

1

From the bus stop, head towards Blakeney village and turn right down the High Street. At the end of the High Street you'll come out onto Blakeney Quay.

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Blakeney Quay

2

Turn left and follow the line of mooring posts. Join the Norfolk Coast Path that runs between the houses and the saltmarsh. Head away from the village keeping the salt marsh on your right and fields and houses on your left.

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Geese feeding at Blakeney

3

At Morston Quay, head past the National Trust visitor centre along a track to its left and pick up the coast path again (to the right of the building with 1922 on it). Continue walking beside the saltmarsh, but if you begin to cross a bridge onto the saltmarsh, you've gone too far north, head back to the visitor centre and turn right.

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Boats moored on the tidal creeks and mudflats at Morston Quay, Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk.

4

Stay on the coast path, passing Stiffkey Freshes Creek on your right and Stiffkey Freshes on your left.

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A ringed plover

5

Continue on the path, passing Stiffkey Greens, until you reach Stiffkey Greenway car park. Once arrived at Stiffkey, either return the way you came or take the Norfolk Coasthopper bus back to Blakeney.

End:

Bus stop near Blakeney Church (TG032436) or Blakeney Quay (TG028442)

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Blakeney to Stiffkey Coastal Walk, Norfolk

Terrain

Mostly level ground, some uneven natural surfaces, may become muddy after wet weather. Some steps between Blakeney and Morston and at Stiffkey Freshes; suitable for sturdier types of pushchairs. Dogs welcome, but please keep under close control along points 2 to 5. Leads recommended along roadside sections. Also welcome on Coasthopper bus and ferries. Do not attempt to cross the harbour to reach Blakeney Point, access is via boat from Morston Quay or Cley beach Norfolk Wildlife Trust car park.

Blakeney to Stiffkey Coastal Walk, Norfolk

Contact us

Telephone: 01263 740241
Email: norfolkcoast@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney
Blakeney to Stiffkey Coastal Walk, Norfolk

How to get here

Address
Morston Quay, Quay Road, Morston, Norfolk NR25 7BH
By train

Sheringham 8 miles (12km) east of Cley, then take Coasthopper bus to Cley.

By road

A149 Sheringham to King’s Lynn coast road for Blakeney, Morston and Stiffkey

By foot

Norfolk Coast Path runs 45 miles from Hunstanton to Cromer, passing Blakeney.

By bus

Norfolk Coasthopper, Sheringham to Hunstanton, for Blakeney, Morston & Stiffkey.

By bicycle

Norfolk Coast Cycleway (National Cycle Network 30) runs along quiet lanes from King’s Lynn to Cromer. It's an easy 1 mile (1.6km) detour to Blakeney.

Blakeney to Stiffkey Coastal Walk, Norfolk

Facilities and access

  • Parking : Available at Blakeney Quay, Morston and Stiffkey
  • WC's : At Blakeney (not NT) and Morston Quay
  • Food and drink : Pubs and other establishments in Blakeney, Morston and Stiffkey