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Purple sea lavender surrounding a pool of water in a marsh landscape with purple-grey moody, cloudy sky above, which is reflected in the pool
Stiffkey marshes Blakeney Nature Reserve, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Justin Minns

Blakeney to Stiffkey coastal walk

Enjoy Norfolk’s vast open landscape and far-reaching views on this walk along the coast path beside pristine saltmarsh. See Morston and Stiffkey salt marshes on the way, finishing at Stiffkey car park. A perfect route for families and wildlife spotting in the marshes.

Blakeney Point

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.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

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

Step 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.

Images show a sunset over Morston Village and Quay, with boats visible in the foreground and a row of historic buildings across the water
Morston Village and Quay | © National Trust Images/Justin Minns

Step 2

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

Step 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 salt marsh, but if you begin to cross a bridge onto the salt marsh, you've gone too far north; head back to the visitor centre and turn right.

Images shows ferry boats at high tide moored at Morston Quay with the salt marshes visible in the background
Boats moored at Morston Quay | © National Trust Images/Rod Edwards

Step 4

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

A wading bird with long legs, brown and white plumage and a ring around its neck wading through muddy saltmarsh
A ringed plover wading through muddy saltmarsh creek at Stiffkey Marshes, Norfolk | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Step 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 point

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

Trail map

Ordnance Survey map showing a walking route from Blakeney to Stiffkey
Blakeney to Stiffkey coastal walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2011 Ordnance Survey

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