Coasthopper shadows the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail all the way along from Hunstanton to Cromer, so it’s really easy to take the bus, get off for a good walk, and rejoin the bus a bit further along the route. What’s more the Peddars Way National Trail also reaches the coast at Holme next the Sea.
The Norfolk Coast Path National Trail is a brilliant way of enjoying the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and combined with Coasthopper makes it easy to access while leaving the car behind. The wooden signposts along the path also point you towards the nearest Coasthopper bus stop when you're feet have had enough!
If you are walking in a large group and you want to use Coasthopper, we are no longer able to supply extra buses as in the past due to funding constraints. However please do still let us know when and where you are travelling at least seven days in advance, so we can do our best to make sure you're not left behind.
How do you put together a day out on the coast?
First of all, select your favourite bit of the coast, or maybe a favourite pub or café you want to reach. To plan your trip you do need to know how fast you walk, and everyone will have a slightly different walking speed. However, most recreational walking will vary between two and three miles per hour so if to start with you work on 2.5 miles per hour on Norfolk’s gentle terrain you won’t be far out.
So to walk the 7 (6.6 to be exact) miles between Wells and Burnham Overy Staithe, for example, will take 2.8 hours, which you can round up to 3 hours. This gives about 10 minutes of stopping time and on this coast you will probably need to factor in stopping to go “wow look at that view!”
So the walk plan could look something like this.
- 0900 Leave Wells Quay.
- Follow the Norfolk Coast Path to Burnham Overy Staithe
- 1200 Arrive at The Hero pub for a much needed lunch
- Catch the Coasthopper back to Wells at 1349 (but check the latest times either at the bus stop or better still carry a timetable leaflet with you!)
If you fancy making a full day of it why not add on the 3.9 miles to Burnham Deepdale? This will take about one and a half hours, so if you leave The Hero at 1330 you should be at Deepdale Café in time for afternoon tea!
For full details on making the most out of the Norfolk Coast Path, visit www.nationaltrail.co.uk/peddarsway
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