England Coast Path – Norfolk’s first section approved

It has been announced that the first section of the England Coast Path in North Norfolk is to be opened later this year. It will run for approximately 25 miles between the villages of Sea Palling and Weybourne, passing through the popular coastal resorts of Mundesley, Cromer and Sheringham. This is great news for walkers and the businesses along the route.

Continue ReadingEngland Coast Path – Norfolk’s first section approved

Sea Palling

The village of Sea Palling is small but it has a certain charm. Along the seaward side of the dunes that shelter the village from the sea a collection of temporary dwellings has gradually developed over many years. Seeing this eclectic collection of architectural styles is worth the walk.

Continue ReadingSea Palling

Cart Gap to Horsey on the forgotten coast

Continuing a journey from Happisburgh to Horsey along the Norfolk coast that took me through the rather strange settlement that is the Bush Estate. These structures, some ramshackle and others modern bungalows, are sheltered by the extensive line of sand dunes beneath which they nestle. They benefit from their close proximity to the beach - very pleasant in the summer months but when a nor-easterly gale is blowing I would imagine it is a bit like living in a settlement in Siberia.

Continue ReadingCart Gap to Horsey on the forgotten coast

Bacton to Happisburgh – off the tourist trail

If you like to relax on a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and one of the broadsheets, you will undoubtedly have noticed the more regular appearance of articles relating to the north coast of Norfolk. The feature writers currently seem to be having a love affair with the area of the coast between Hunstanton and Cromer. This interest has been fuelled by the soaring price of the region’s property over recent years. Due to the growing demand for pretty Norfolk cottages as second homes, particularly during the 80s boom, this area has become increasingly fashionable with the rich and famous. In contrast, the coast from Cromer to Horsey is nowhere near as popular with those searching for a second home by the sea, and the holidaymakers visit in far fewer numbers, but that was not always the case.

Continue ReadingBacton to Happisburgh – off the tourist trail