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.
Between the late 1800’s and the end of the First World War North Norfolk was a holiday playground of the very wealthy. It also attracted great artists, writers and even royalty. The appeal of the area waned after the War and it did not see a major resurgence in popularity until the 1970’s. Today it is one of the most popular areas of the UK for traditional seaside holidays.
The North Norfolk Railway – also known as the Poppy Line – is one of the county’s favourite tourist attractions. The engineers that maintain the engines and rolling stock are mainly volunteers, as are the staff in the station shops, restaurants and booking offices. Thousands of tourists visit the stations and ride the steam trains from Sheringham to Weybourne and Holt each year.
The businesses of North Norfolk are prepared for the summer season 2013. Let us hope that the weather improves and brings in the holidaymakers.
Proposals have now been published by Natural England on the route of the England Coast Path. The section of coast between Weybourne and Sea Palling is where access is to be improved and new rights of way created.
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