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Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

by: Alexander Stewart


Updated information

Thank you to the readers who sent in the following updates including Marlene Cousins, Carol Buxton, Allison Bradnock, Alison Gibson, Mr J.K. Apps, Chris Layton, Matthew Chaddock, Maurice Humphries, Wendy and Richard Pyne.

The information has not yet been checked by Trailblazer but it will be for the next edition.



As we go to press with the new edition, the Blue Lion Pub in North Pickenham has reopened. New owners Wendy and Richard Pyne sent the following information: 'Hours: Mon-Wed - closed; Thurs - 1700-2300, Fri- 1500-midnight; Sat - midday-midnight ; Sun - midday-2230'

'Current opening hours are, for the time being limited, advance notice of a visit would be appreciated - phone 01760 622527. We may even be able to open the pub on scheduled closed days if numbers are sufficient. We do not currently serve food, but may possibly be able to provide if enough notice is given'. 



February and confirmed by a walker in August

pp176-178, Maps 43, 44, 45 Sheringham to Cromer. There is a change to the route.  After descending from Beeston Hill (Map 43) the book shows the path turning south towards the railway line and then heading towards The Roman Camp (Map 44) before eventually arriving in Cromer town centre from the south west (Map 45).

This is different to the situation on the ground. At present, after descending from Beeston Hill, the path no longer turns south but carries on along the coast. There is an official Peddars Way sign showing this coupled with the OS map stating the same route. The trail then essentially follows the coast apart from some small deviations due to houses, coastal erosion and a camp site; it is always within approx 300 metres of the coast.

p105 Castle Acre.  The supermarket Costcutter is now a Premier Store. This is important because if you search for “Costcutter Castle Acre” on Google maps it shows it as permanently closed and does not show that the new store is a Premier. To all intents and purposes, it appears there is no convenience store in Castle Acre.




p115 and map 19.  The path to Great Bircham via Fieldbarn Farm has a no entry private sign posted. The bridleway just after the B 1153 however is signed for the Kings Head Hotel and is probably the best way to the windmill.   If travelling in the opposite direction the first bridelway is also signposted and useable.

p149 Wells-next-the-Sea.  Blue Skies Campsite, 3 Northfield Avenue, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1LL has showers and is about a mile from the town centre, right next to The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway on A149. Tel: 07557021660, www.blueskiescampsite.co.uk

August 2015

p100, map 10.  The Blue Lion, North Pickenham has now closed.


July 2015
Sedgeford, HunstantonPark View Bed and Breakfast, Heacham Road, Norfolk  PE36 5LU.  

Tel: 01485 572248.  www.parkviewbandbsedgeford.co.uk .  Situated on the Peddars Way in West Norfolk. A warm welcome is waiting with tea and cakes on arrival. Rooms from £40 to £80, all rooms en-suite Single, Double, Twin and Family rooms, prices include a healthy or hearty breakfast.


Sporle.  The Peddars Inn, 70 The Street, Sporle, Norfolk PE32 2DR (was called Squirells Drey Pub).  Tel: 01760 788 101. Very friendly and helpful open from 2 on Saturday serving food from 3:30pm and from 12 on Sunday.

April 2015

The first is to mention Merton’s Stone and Shrieking Pits!  which we only found out about after talking to a local after completing that section of the walk!

p95 Map 7. Capps Bush is marked on the map and is the site of the glacial ice age rock, Merton’s Stone and Shrieking Pits, apparently one of the very few available to see in UK. The Merton Stone is a glacial 'erratic boulder' located in a field near the Norfolk village of Merton. The Merton Stone is famous as not only being the largest glacial erratic boulder in Norfolk but perhaps the largest glacial erratic boulder of its type in England.  The website is: www.eulogy.com/norfolk/merton-stone-norfolk.html- well worth a visit.

July 2014

p105 Castle Acre. Baileygate Bed & Breakfast, Bailey Street, has 2 bedrooms. 

www.marcon-house.co.uk.  Tel: 01760 755673.


October 2013

Hike Help is a new baggage transfer service covering this route. www.Hikehelp.co.uk 07879495734.


November 2012

page 176, map 43. Sheringham. The main line railway station is on your right as you look towards the sea, and the north Norfolk station is on your left. The Mo Sheringham Museum, Lifeobat Plain, Sheringham NR26 8BG. tel: 01263824482 is recommended. www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk

page 178, map. Cromer . The route of the walk is waymarked along Beach Road and along the sea front to the end of the coast path. The Cromer Crab Company has closed down.


August 2011

page 166, Map 40, Salthouse. One of the best places to eat on the whole walk is  Cookies - one of the best value plates of seafood you will ever get. Also the Dun Cow pub and, directly on the path (in the carpark marked on the map) is the best cup of tea or coffee for miles - freshly brewed from the coffee machine in the back of the van. He's there most days, rain or shine.


May 2011

Map 28 where the path turns left at GPS point 037, the path is now walked with all of the hedge on the left side of the path up to Chalkpit Road.








Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path