Happisburgh lighthouse in Norfolk

Spotlight on the coastal path in East Anglia

The Norfolk leg: Hunstanton all the way to Hopton-on-sea

Walk the Norfolk coastal path

The Norfolk Coast Path runs from Hunstanton in west Norfolk round to Sea Palling on the north-east Norfolk coast.

Most of this walking trail runs through the dramatic landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Originally, the trail ended at Cromer but in December 2014, Norfolk’s first stretch of England Coast Path opened, extending the Norfolk Coast Path to Sea Palling.

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Must see on the way...

Walk the Norfolk coastal path

The Victorian Pier is a long-standing historical icon for the North Norfolk Coast. Since 1901 it’s been enjoyed, daily, by locals and holidaymakers alike, who enjoy the panoramic views, the changing seasons and, of course, the destination for some serious crabbing activities!

The lack of modern amusements on the Pier creates a certain ambience not easily found in other coastal resorts. Cromer Pier won the National Piers Society ‘Pier of the Year’ in 2000 and came a close 2nd in 2014!

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The Suffolk leg: Lowestoft to Felixstowe

View of Southwold town from Southwold harbour

A walk along the beautiful Suffolk coast from Felixstowe to Lowestoft. The walk passes through the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which covers 150 square miles in East Anglia and includes wildlife-rich wetlands, ancient heaths, shingle beaches and historic towns and villages. You will pass through Bawdsey, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, North Warren, Thorpeness, Minsmere, Dunwich Forest, Southwold and Kessingland.

Highlights on the route include the section around Leiston where you will pass the delightful Minsmere Nature Reserve - one of the UK's premier birdwatching sites. 

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Must see on the way...

How to skim a stone in Suffolk

Aldeburgh is a charming and fashionable seaside town, which grew from an old fishing and shipbuilding centre. Fishermen still haul their boats up the steep shingle beach, and sell their catch each morning. The wide High Street has attractive Georgian buildings housing independent shops, galleries and restaurants. Try the fish and chips - some of the best in the country. Visit the 16th C. Moot Hall and the fine hilltop church - where the famous composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) is buried. He started the annual music festival held each June.

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Discover the best walking routes across East Anglia

Bat spotting in East Anglia

With over 400 miles of coast and footpaths all over the region, East Anglia is a great place for a walking holiday. We have compiled the best walking routes in the East of England, why not try one this summer?

Top 10 walking routes in Norfolk + Suffolk

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