Made in collaboration with Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire, National Trails, Julia Bradbury and The Outdoor Guide
What Are The National Trails?
The National Trails are long distance walks through some of the very best landscapes the UK has to offer. Along the way, you can expect your emotions to be lifted through exposure to varied wildlife and for your curiosity to be engaged through insights into the past. With 16 to choose from, there is something to suit everyone, regardless of age or ability.
Norfolk Coast Path
The Norfolk Coast Path spans, you guessed it, the coast of Norfolk, passing nature reserves, enormous stately homes and the highest point in the county (which is admittedly not very high, reaching only 105m).
It is an area with amazing wildlife, beautiful beaches and some of the clearest skies in the country. Popular with tourists in the summer months, for its sandy beaches, and with seals in the winter, for its quiet remoteness, it’s an area that has something for everyone.
Sand, Sea, Sky: Natural Drama on an Epic Scale on the North Norfolk Coast
You could explore the area surrounding Wells-next-the-Sea, where you’ll find gorgeous sandy beaches and wide-open skies. From the huge estuary beach at Wells to the nature reserve and holiday haven at Holkham.
You’ll also have a chance to explore the grounds at Holkham, a towering stately home set in expansive parkland. Seal watching at Blakeney point is also on the cards, as is a full day of birdwatching at Cley Marsh, this trip is perfect for nature lovers
Unexpected Highs: Mammoths, Mansions and ‘Mountains’ on the North Norfolk Coast
One of the best stretches of the path lies between Sheringham and Cromer, two classic British seaside towns. There’s plenty to see between and around the two coastal gems, including a rare chalk reef, the gardens and towers of Sheringham Park and the largest privately owned military museum in the country.
You will wander past the site where the most complete mammoth skeleton found in the UK was discovered, and climb the titular Norfolk ‘mountain’, Beacon Hill. There will also be a chance to sample local delicacies like the Cromer Crab and relax in one of the many wonderful places to stay in the area.