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Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

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Contents


Contents | Introduction | About the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path | Practical information for the walker | Itineraries | Using this guide | Sample route guide: Knettishall Heath to Little Cressingham


INTRODUCTION  7


PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK

 About the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path
 History 9 – How difficult is the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path? 9
 Route finding 10 – GPS 10 – How long do you need? 11
 Practical information for the walker
 Accommodation 12 – Food and drink 15 – Money 18 – Other services 19
 Walking companies 19 – Information for foreign visitors 20
 Taking dogs along the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path 22
 Disabled access 23
 Budgeting  23
 When to go
 Seasons 24 – Temperature 25 – Rainfall 25 – Daylight hours 26
 Annual events 26
 Itineraries
 Suggested itineraries 29 – Which direction? 30 – Side trips 31 – Extending
 your walk 31 – Village and town facilities 32 – The best day and weekend
 walks 34
 What to take
 Keep it light 36 – How to carry it 36 – Footwear 36 – Clothes 37
 Toiletries 38 – First-aid kit 38 – General items 38 – Sleeping bag 39
 Camping gear 39 – Money 39 – Maps 39 – Recommended reading 40
 Sources of further information 41
 Getting to and from the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path
 Getting to Britain 43 – National transport 43 – Local transport 45
 Public transport map 46 – Public transport table 47


PART 2: THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE
 The environment
 Landscapes 49 – Conserving the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path 51
 Government agencies and schemes 51 – Campaigning and conservation
 organisations 54 – Beyond conservation 55
 Flora and fauna
 Butterflies and moths 56 – Dragonflies 57 – Birds 58 – Flowers 65
 Trees 67 – Reptiles 68 – Mammals 69

 

PART 3: MINIMUM IMPACT WALKING AND OUTDOOR SAFETY
 Minimum impact walking
 Economic impact 71 – Environmental impact 72 – Access 74
 Outdoor safety
 Avoidance of hazards 77 – Dealing with an accident 78
 Tide tables 79 – Weather forecasts 79 – Blisters 79 – Hypothermia 79
 Hyperthermia 80 – Sunburn 80


PART 4: ROUTE GUIDE AND MAPS
 Using this guide  81
 Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path
 Thetford 82
 Knettishall Heath to Little Cressingham 84 (Stonebridge 89,
 Thompson 93, Watton 93, Little Cressingham 96)
 Little Cressingham to Castle Acre 96 (Great Cressingham 96,
 Swaffham 101, Castle Acre 105)
 Castle Acre to Ringstead 108 (Great Bircham 115, Sedgeford 118,
 Ringstead 120)
 Ringstead to Holme-next-the-Sea & Hunstanton 122 (Holme-next-the-
 Sea 122, Old Hunstanton 124, Hunstanton 127)
 Holme-next-the-Sea & Hunstanton to Burnham Overy Staithe 132
 (Thornham 134, Burnham Deepdale 141, Burnham Overy Staithe 142
 Burnham Market 142)
 Burnham Overy Staithe to Stiffkey 143 (Wells-next-the-Sea 148,
 Stiffkey 153)
 Stiffkey to Weybourne 156 (Morston 156, Blakeney 158, Cley next the
 Sea 164, Weybourne 167)
 Weybourne to Cromer 169 (Sheringham 169, West Runton 174,
 Cromer 178)


APPENDIX
GPS waypoints 183
INDEX  185
MAP KEY  189

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

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