Category Archives: 02 Norfolk

442 Ongar Hill to Sutton Bridge

I avoid bullocks, spot some wildlife – and a doughnut – and end up at a famous lighthouse. Continue reading

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441b King’s Lynn to Ongar Hill

I find a ferry, at last, and get rather hot and muddy. Continue reading

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441 King’s Lynn Revisited

King’s Lynn is where I started my walk 11 years ago. Now, I’m back… Continue reading

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Stage 10. Caister to Great Yarmouth to Corton

I am surprised by the lack of care for sand dunes in Great Yarmouth and experience a moment of stillness under the pier. Further along the coast, I come to an area where a whole section of cliff has slipped down …. The path has disappeared. Continue reading

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Stage 9. Sea Palling to Winterton to Caister-on-Sea

I see a dog’s grey muzzle in the water – a labrador I think – about 20 yards from shore. My heart stops. I believe I have just seen a dog drown. For one wild moment I contemplate plunging into the cold sea ….. Continue reading

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Stage 8. Mundesley to Happisburg to Sea Palling

I walk through a dramatic landscape of battered and broken sea defences. I am shocked to find back gardens sliding into the sea, garden sheds lying on the beach below and shattered houses with empty windows, abandoned to their fate. Huge boulders have been dumped against the crumbling cliff….. then comes an unexpected a beautiful surprise … Continue reading

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Stage 7. Sheringham to Overstrand to Mundesley

I forget my socks. There is nobody here at all. Nobody. On my right are crumbling cliffs with no way up. If you were caught here with a rising tide, it would be difficult to escape the waves. Continue reading

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Stage 6. Cley-Next-the-Sea to Sheringham

The waves crash beneath us and spray fills the air. The wind howls and tries to blow us off the bank. I am reminded of how very fragile this coastland is and what little protection we really have from the force of the sea.
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Stage 5. Wells to Cley-Next-the-Sea

The wind is fierce and cold. Across the marsh we see huge sea waves breaking at Blakeney Point. We stop and eat bananas, sitting on very soft, spongy tufts of grass. So soft, we could fall asleep …. Continue reading

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Stage 4. Burnham Deepdale to Wells-next-the-Sea

Another weekend – another walk. This time, my long-suffering husband is coming with me. We discover a decomposing seal carcass. I keep an anxious eye on the sea. The tide could easily cut you off quickly. People die here. Continue reading

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