Horsey Beach and village circular walk
This circular walk takes you to Horsey Beach (famous for its seals) and then around Horsey Village. Based within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and The Broads National Park, this walk talks in beautiful coastline and iconic broadland in a way that very few other places can. ************************************************************************ During wet weather and the colder months, paths around Horsey can become water-logged, muddy and slippery under-foot. Please take care.
Horsey Windpump Car Park
From the car park, head towards the entrance, cross the road (please take care) and go through the gates immediately opposite. Head straight across the field for 0.3 miles (480 metres) keeping the ditch on your left. Be aware that there may be livestock in the fields, which help to keep the grass short suitable for breeding and over-wintering birds such as waders and geese.
At the end of the field turn left and go over a stile and walk for 0.1 miles (167 metres). This field could also hold livestock and then continue onto a track for 300 metres (0.2 miles).
At the end of the track turn right onto a narrow lane and at the junction of two red brick cottages continue past a barrier to follow a grassy track. Follow the track for 0.4 miles (650 metres). The small fields either side are much wetter. In the summer months looks for butterflies and dragonflies. These marshes are much more closed-in structure hiding wildlife such as lapwings, red-shanks and small mammals. You can see the old network of drainage channels that dissect the area.
Once you reach the back of the sand dunes you can either immediately turn left to head along to point 5 or you can follow the access over the dunes onto the beach. From here you can often see seals. Please keep dogs on short leads and give the seals a wide berth. Either return to the path at the back edge of the dune or walk along the beach. Walk for 0.75 miles until you reach Horsey Gap Car Park (not National Trust).
Once you reach Horsey Gap Car park, turn left and follow the track down to the main road.
When you reach the road turn right and walk for approximately 130 yards until you see a footpath heading left on the opposite side of the road. Please take care walking along the road.
Carefully cross the road and follow the path and then metalled road into the village until you reach Horsey Church.
All Saints Church, Horsey
All Saints Church in Horsey is a pretty thatched church with a Norman or Saxon Round Tower. Built in the 1200s it is well worth a visit and explore inside.
From the church follow the road round to the left. Follow it for approximately 150 yards until you reach the main road.
Carefully cross over the road and turn right. Walk along the narrow path alongside the main road back towards the windpump.
Follow the path into the field and follow until you reach the bridge. turn right and cross over the road.
Horsey Windpump Car Park
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