This is a tale of two routes, linking inland East Anglia with its coastal counterpart. The Peddars Way was deemed too short to be a long distance route so was teamed up with Norfolk’s coastal path and designated in 1986 as the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path.
The Peddars Way runs northwards through rolling Norfolk countryside to reach Hunstanton on the coast, along an old Roman road that is believed to have been built along the line of an even older trackway. The coast path runs eastwards via Burnham Market and Sheringham, enabling walkers to enjoy cliffs, sandy beaches and salt marshes.
Most of the trail goes through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Brecks, an area of forest, heath and valleys. It also forms the last link in a series of routes including the Wessex Ridgeway, The Ridgeway National Trail and the Icknield Way between Lyme Regis and Hunstanton.
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Did you know the Peddars Way/North Norfolk Coast Path takes an average of eight days to complete?
The Norfolk Ramblers produce an accommodation guide for the trail. They've also been surveying possible routes for coastal access in East Norfolk, which would allow the public to walk more of the Norfolk coast.
We're adding long distance trails to Ramblers Routes - our online library of walking routes.