Cromer to Felbrig, Norfolk
A leisurely walk on the North Norfolk Coast
A leisurely three hour walk with sea views, a pub, a stately home, wildlife, flowers and great views. This is a circular route starting from the village of Cromer situated on the North Norfolk Coast. The route itself covers parts of two long distance paths, Weavers Way and the Norfolk Coastal Path.
Name and location of route: Cromer to Felbrig, Norfolk
Distance: 5.47 miles (8.8km)
Total ascent: 0.08 miles (130m)
Duration: Three hours
Terrain: With only 0.08 miles (130m) of climbing on well marked paths covering a mixture of woodland and open fields. This is a very leisurely and enjoyable walk, well suited to novice walkers wanting to concentrate their energies on map reading and navigating rather than slogging up steep hills!
Description of route: Sea views, a pub, a stately home, wildlife, flowers and great views … you couldn’t cram much more into a three hour walk! This a circular route starting from the village of Cromer situated on the North Norfolk Coast. The route itself covers parts of two long distance paths, Weavers Way and the Norfolk Coastal Path.
- From the car park (TG 217 421) follow the road south east to the T-junction opposite a church and turn south.
- Passing Cromer Hall on the right, you shortly come to a sign for Weavers Way.
- Leave the road following the path across a field until you cross a red brick bridge over a railway.
- Continue on the path until you reach another road; follow this road south west for about 0.31 miles (500m).
- Follow the signs for Weavers Way path again; initially a narrow path which widens until you turn right until Felbrig.
- Follow the track through Felbrig until reaching another road which is followed for a short distance before climbing the stile and follow the steep wooded path uphill until reaching a road (A148).
- Cross the road and keep to the wide grass verge on the left hand side for about 0.37 miles (600m) until you reach Davey Hill; a small lane on the left with a church on the corner.
- Follow Davey Lane for about 0.62 miles (1km) until the road levels and then pick up the Norfolk Coastal Path crossing under the railway.
- Follow the path north east which turns into road as you approach Cromer.
Tips for the route: Novice hill walkers — challenge yourself! See how much of this route you can achieve by using your map alone and leaving your compass in your pocket. Practice the art of orienteering and navigating with your map.
Facilities on route and in the local area:
- Felbrigg Hall (National Trust) is on the route and has a café for a well earned coffe break.
- Manor Farm campsite. You could start and finish your route from the campsite. Set on the Norfolk coast, Manor Farm offers a cliff top haven with stunning coastal views. For more information see realbuzz.com's Top 20 UK campsites.
- Cromer itself offers much in the way of B&B and hotel accommodation as well as some superb seafood restaurants.
OS map required: OS Explorer (1:25 000) OL252, OS Landranger (1:50 000) 133
Other info: Small sections of quiet roads on this route. Remember to take care walking on roads, walk on the side facing oncoming traffic and make sure you are highly visible — at night carry a torch.