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About the Trail:

Facts: Peddars Way boasts its easy and frequent signposts along the path, making it an easy experience for new walkers. As you walk the way, the history of this ancient Roman road will guide you through your journey and make for an unforgettable experience. The Norfolk Coast has some of the best weather in all of England, which it makes it a perfect holiday no matter what season.

Highlights: With the coastal walk taking you through beach towns, you may decide to take an extra rest day, and you would find yourself with more options than you’d expected! Whether you just want an extra day to sit in the sand, or an extra day to experience the town you are in, all of our rest points offer main attractions such as museums, ruins, gardens, etc. No matter where you are, there is always walking to be done and sights to be seen. If you find yourself still with energy after your day, why not visit the Hunstanton Funfair or the Cromer Pier and Theatre? Each town also has pubs and restaurants for you to choose from, and breakfast is included to set you going each morning again. Our Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path will be a holiday you’ll not soon forget!

The nature of the Trail:

The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail are one of the more gentle National Trails. The terrain is diverse but is usually level or with only gentle hills. The more isolated Peddars Way is more straightforward; the going on grassy tracks, green lanes and metalled roads is easy and the gradients are gentle. Once on the coast, the gradients are more distinctive, the sand and gravel underfoot more challenging, and the path is more exposed to the elements.

You might also be interested in the Norfolk Coast Path organised group holiday as part of our Ramblers Walking Holidays programme.

Hunstanton to Cromer - 4 days

4 days walking
5 nights accommodation
46.5 miles /75km
From:
£392  Per Person
Single Supplement:
£25 Per Person Per Night
Solo Traveller Supplement:
£35  Per Person Per Night
Season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter

Itinerary

Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in Hunstanton area
for your walk on the Norfolk Coast Path.
Day 1 - Hunstanton to Brancaster (10½ miles / 17 km)
Day 2 - Brancaster to Wells-next-the-Sea (12 miles / 19 km)
Day 3 - Wells-next-the-Sea to Cley-next-the-Sea (11 miles / 17½ km)
Day 4 - Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles / 21 km)
Departure - Departure from Cromer after breakfast
Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

Notes

Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

Thetford/Knettishall Heath to Hunstanton - 4 days

4 days walking
5 nights accommodation
47 miles /75.5km
From:
£392  Per Person
Single Supplement:
£25 Per Person Per Night
Solo Traveller Supplement:
£35  Per Person Per Night
Season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter

Itinerary

Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in Thetford area
for your walk on the Peddars Way to the Norfolk Coast.
Day 1 - Knettishall Heath to Little Cressingham (14½ miles / 23 km)
Day 2 - Little Cressingham to Castle Acre (12½ miles / 20 km)
Day 3 - Castle Acre to Sedgeford (13½ miles / 21½ km)
Day 4 - Sedgeford to Hunstanton (6½ miles / 10½ km)
Departure - Departure from Hunstanton after breakfast
Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

Notes

Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

Hunstanton to Cromer - 5 days

5 days walking
6 nights accommodation
46 miles /74km
From:
£465  Per Person
Single Supplement:
£25 Per Person Per Night
Solo Traveller Supplement:
£35  Per Person Per Night
Season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter

Itinerary

Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in Hunstanton area
for your walk on the Norfolk Coast Path.
Day 1 - Hunstaton to Brancaster (10 miles / 16 km)
Day 2 - Brancaster to Wells-next-the-Sea (12 miles / 19 km)
Day 3 - Wells-next-the-Sea to Blakeney (8 miles / 13 km)
Day 4 - Blakeney to Weybourne (8 miles / 13 km)
Day 5 - Weybourne to Cromer (8 miles / 13 km)
Departure - Departure from Cromer after breakfast
Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

Notes

Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

Thetford/Knettishall Heath to Cromer - 6 days

6 days walking
7 nights accommodation
93 miles /150km
From:
£545  Per Person
Single Supplement:
£25 Per Person Per Night
Solo Traveller Supplement:
£35  Per Person Per Night
Season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter

Itinerary

Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in Thetford area
for your walks on the combined Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path.
Day 1 - Knettishall Heath to Little Cressingham 14½ miles / 23 km)
Day 2 - Little Cressingham to Castle Acre (12½ miles / 20 km)
Day 3 - Castle Acre to Hunstanton (20 miles / 32 km)
Day 4 - Hunstanton to Burnham Overy Staithe (15 miles / 24 km)
Day 5 - Burnham Overy Staithe to Blakeney (15 miles / 24 km)
Day 6 - Blakeney to Cromer (16 miles / 25½ km)
Departure - Departure from Cromer after breakfast
Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

Notes

Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

Thetford/Knettishall Heath to Cromer - 7 days

7 days walking
8 nights accommodation
93 miles /149km
From:
£625  Per Person
Single Supplement:
£25 Per Person Per Night
Solo Traveller Supplement:
£35  Per Person Per Night
Season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter

Itinerary

Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in Thetford area
for your walks on the combined Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path.
Day 1 - Knettishall Heath to Little Cressingham (14½ miles / 23 km)
Day 2 - Little Cressingham to Castle Acre (12½ miles / 20 km)
Day 3 - Castle Acre to Hunstanton (20 miles / 32 km)
Day 4 - Hunstanton to Brancaster (10½ miles / 17 km)
Day 5 - Brancaster to Wells-next-the-Sea (12 miles / 19 km)
Day 6 - Wells-next-the-Sea to Cley-next-the-Sea (11 miles / 17½ km)
Day 7 - Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles / 21 km)
Departure - Departure from Cromer after breakfast
Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

Notes

Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

Thetford/Knettishall Heath to Cromer - 8 days

8 days walking
9 nights accommodation
93 miles /150km
From:
£695  Per Person
Single Supplement:
£25 Per Person Per Night
Solo Traveller Supplement:
£35  Per Person Per Night
Season:
spring, summer, autumn, winter

Itinerary

Arrival - Arrival and overnight stay in Thetford area
for your walks on the combined Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path.
Day 1 - Knettishall Heath Little Cressingham (14½ miles / 23 km)
Day 2 - Little Cressingham to Castle Acre (13 miles / 21 km)
Day 3 - Castle Acre to Sedgeford (13½ miles / 21½ km)
Day 4 - Sedgeford to Hunstanton (6½ miles / 10%frac12; miles /10½ km)
Day 5 - Hunstanton to Brancaster (10½ miles / 17 km)
Day 6 - Brancaster to Wells-next-the-Sea (12 miles / 19 km)
Day 7 - Wells-next-the-Sea to Cley-next-the-Sea (10½ miles / 17 km)
Day 8 - Cley-next-the-Sea to Cromer (13 miles / 21 km)
Departure - Departure from Cromer after breakfast
Your holiday arrangements end after breakfast

Notes

Please be aware that slight variations to these itineraries may have to be made due to availability of accommodation. Please note that the quoted daily mileage does not include distance from the path to your overnight accommodation.

Our prices are based on two persons sharing a room. If you are travelling with others and require your own room, the single price applies.

If you are walking the route by yourself, the Solo Traveller price applies If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE ROUTE

Accommodation:

Depending on where you are on the trail you’re following, your overnight accommodation can vary from a B&B, guest house or hotel, which is all part of enjoying the countryside. Here are examples of the type of accommodation you can expect on The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path. Wherever possible, we will reserve rooms with ensuite or private bathrooms. There may be locations or times of the year when accommodation with only shared facilities are available.

If you wish to add rest days into the itinerary please contact us for details.

How it Works


Included in the holiday arrangements and package cost:

  • Accommodation in B&Bs, guest houses, inns and small hotels on, or close by, the route
  • Breakfast daily
  • Daily baggage transfer - one bag per person up to 20kg (44lbs)
  • If you are booked off route for the evening, we will provide any necessary transportation between the route and your accommodation and back to the path again the next morning
  • A detailed map and/or guidebook of the long distance path chosen per room
  • Support and planning in implementing your trip
  • Information pack with full contact and location details on your overnight accommodation and baggage transfer company
  • Assistance of a 24/7 Duty Officer who will do everything to help you in case of an emergency.

  • Not included in the holiday arrangements and package cost:

  • Transportation to the start of your holiday or from the final night’s accommodation
  • Any parking costs for the duration of your holiday
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches or dinners (or any travel costs in getting to nearby pubs or restaurants)

  • Arrival and Departure:

    Return transport back to your car at the end of the holiday is not included, however is often available by public transport or taxi.

    Thetford or Diss are the nearest railway stations to the start of the trail. King’s Lynn is the nearest railway station to Hunstanton linked with King's Cross, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. There is also a railway station in Cromer. Rail timetables, fare and route information can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk or by calling National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484 950.

    Coach travel information is available at www.nationalexpress.com or by calling National Express on 0871 781 8181

    Route Planning: The Traveline and Rome2Rio both offer free and detailed online route planning facilities on their websites which may help you find your way to and from your holiday location. Details can be found at: www.traveline.info and www.rome2rio.com


    Rest Days and Extra Nights:

    If you wish to add rest days into your itinerary or add extra nights, please contact us.


    'Accommodation Only' package:

    Some walkers travel very light or want to carry all their belongings with them. We understand that, so why not choose our 'accommodation only' package. We will book your overnight stays in an eclectic mix of accommodations along the route and provide you with location maps for each property, so you won't struggle to find it at the end of a walking day. Please contact us for details.

    "Just wanted to thank you for the arrangements made for the above holiday. Everything went very smoothly. Another most enjoyable holiday. Both taxi firms had friendly drivers and were punctual and reliable. Every place that we stayed had taken our suitcases to our room – we did not expect this but it was appreciated." Margaret W.

    "We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday, met some interesting people and had fantastic weather. No problem with luggage transfers - our luggage was always at our accommodation when we arrived." Sue G.

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