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National Trail AcornPeddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail

Norfolk, Suffolk

214 km / 133 miles
This easy-access National Trail provides both inland and coastal walking. The Peddars Way is one of the links in a prehistoric route, often called the Greater Ridgeway, from The Wash to the South Devon Coast, and it reaches the coast at Holme-next-the-Sea, from where the Trail follows the Norfolk Coast Path east.

The first part of this National Trail follows tracks, footpaths and minor roads along, or as near as possible to, the Peddars Way (a Romanised section of the prehistoric Icknield Way, the extant sections of which are a scheduled ancient monument). From the wooded, sandy Breckland heaths, it passes Castle Acre (linking with the Nar Valley Way) and the ruins of the priory and castle to reach the North Norfolk coast at Holme-next-the-Sea. Here a short section of the original Norfolk Coast Path leads west to Hunstanton, (the measured distance includes the return trip in and out of Hunstanton) while the main Trail heads east along or near to the shoreline over low cliffs, sand dunes, coastal defences enclosing marshes and mud flats, passing woodland, bird sanctuaries and harbours.

Near to Great Hockham, the Great Eastern Pingo Trail (8 miles) provides a circular route through a SSSI in the Thompson Common area. Pingos are glacial features.

The LDWA National Trails Register offers certificates for completers of several British National Trails.


Strider News - August 2020 (Publication Update)

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Details:

Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Attributes: National Trail (England and Wales)
Easy
Coastal
Forest/Woodland
Heath
Start: TL944807 - Knettishall Heath, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Finish: TM535997 - Hopton On Sea, Norfolk View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1986
Web Sites: National Trails - Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path Norfolk County Council - Peddars Way Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Coast Path Visit West Norfolk - Peddars Way Visit West Norfolk - Norfolk Coast Path Griffmonster - Peddars Way posts [blog] British Horse Society RideMaps - Peddars Way British Walks - Peddar's Way and North Norfolk Coast Path [blog] Annierak - Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail [blog] Stephen and Lucy Dawson - Peddars Way [blog] The Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path [YouTube video] Brian's Walks - Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path [blog] Trailplanner - Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path [blog] A walker's journal - Peddars Way [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast path : 130 mile National Trail : Norfolk's best inland and coastal scenery  (Cicerone Press  - 2019 )
Guidebook Norfolk Coast Path & Peddars Way: Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea  (Trailblazer Publications  - 2018 )
Guidebook Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Passport  (Walk Unlimited  - 2017 )
Guidebook Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path : National Trail Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2015 )
Guidebook Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path  (Halsgrove Press  - 2013 )
Guidebook The National Trails : 19 long-distance routes through England, Scotland and Wales  (Cicerone Press  - 2015 )
Guidebook Pub walks along the Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path  (Countryside Books  - 2010 )
Guidebook Peddars Way : footprints of history  (Pathway Publishing  - 2006 )
Guidebook East Anglian trackways  (Wimpole Books  - 1990 )
General Interest Book Big walks of Great Britain  (Summersdale Publishers  - 2007 )
General Interest Book Big walks of the south  (Summersdale Publishers  - 2010 )
Badge Badge for National Trails  (Trails Shop )
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Trails Shop )
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Long Distance Walkers Association )
External download Norfolk County Council - Norfolk Coast Path : overview map  (Norfolk County Council ) Download
External download Norfolk County Council - Peddars Way : overview map  (Norfolk County Council ) Download
External download Norfolk Coast Path  (Saturday Walkers Club  - 2020 ) Download
Guidebook Walking in Norfolk : 40 circular walks in the Broads, Brecks, Fens and along the coast  (Cicerone Press  - 2013 )
Other National Trail mug  (Trails Shop )
Other Norfolk Coast Path hiking t-shirt  (Trails Shop )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 132, 133, 134, 144
OS Landranger Active 132, 133, 134, 144
OS Explorer 40, 229, 230, 236, 237, 238, 250, 251, 252
OS Explorer Active 40, 229, 230, 236, 237, 238, 250, 251, 252
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map
Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path (Harvey Maps - 2020)
A-Z Adventure Atlas
Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way Adventure Atlas (Geographers' A-Z Map Company (an imprint of HarperCollins) - 2017)
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Norfolk Coast Path 1: Hunstanton to Stiffkey (Yellow Publications - April 2016)
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Norfolk Coast Path 2: Stiffkey to Overstrand (Yellow Publications - April 2016)
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Norfolk Coast Path 3: Overstrand to Somerton (Yellow Publications - April 2016)
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Peddars Way 1: Knettishall Heath to Castle Acre (Yellow Publications - March 2016)
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Peddars Way 2: Castle Acre to Holme-next-the-Sea (Yellow Publications - March 2016)

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Walkers are Welcome
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Route Profile:

213.8 km (132.8 miles)
1,665 m (5,463 ft) ascent
92 m (302 ft)  maximum height

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