1: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex

Ruth’s Coastal Walk: East Anglia section, 18th April, 2010 – 25th Sept, 2010


Stage Route Overview Miles Total
1 Kings Lynn to Hunstanton Walking on sea walls and across fields. 17 17
2 Hunstanton to Thornham Coloured cliffs and dunes. 8 25
3 Thornham to Burnham Deepdale Marshes and reeds 7 32
4 Burnham Deepdale to Wells-next-the-Sea Marshes and treacherous sands 11 43
5 Wells to Cley-next-the-Sea Marshes and more marshes 10 53
6 Cley to Sheringham Shingle bank and a hill 9 62
7 Sheringham to Mundesley Glorious beaches 10 72
8 Mundesley to Sea Palling Deserted beaches 11 83
9 Sea Palling to Caister-on-Sea Sand and seals 13 96
10 Caister, Gt Yarmouth, Corton Rivers and cliffs 11 107


Stage Route Overview Miles Total
11 Corton, Lowestoft, Benacre Cliffs and erosion 12 119
12 Covehithe, Southwold, Dunwich Beach huts and wooded walks 11 130
13 Dunwich to Aldeburgh Shingle beaches and nuclear power plants 11 141
14 Aldeburgh to Boyton Marshes Woods and farms 13 154
15 Boyton to Felixstowe Marsh, Martello towers and a ferry 14 168


16Harwich to Kirby-le-SokenBeach huts and marshes15183

Stage Route Overview Miles Total
17 Frinton, Clacton, Jaywick Huts, piers, people 12 195
18 Jaywick to West Mersea Marshes, fields and ferry crossing 12 207
19 Mersea to Old Hall Marshes Causeway and road walking 12 219
20 Old Hall Marshes to Tollesbury Peninsula of marshland 12 231
21 Tollesbury to Maldon Wide skies and river bank 16 247
22 Maldon to Maylandsea Viking country 12 259
23 Maylandsea to Bradwell Estuaries and river banks 13 272
24 Bradwell to Tillingham Marshes Beach and chapel 9 281
25 Tillingham Marshes to Burnham on Crouch Sea wall and marshes 11 292
26 Burnham on Crouch to Rochford Ferry and estuaries 13 305
27 Rochford to Great Wakering River bank 12 317
28 Great Wakering to Southend Roads and Promenade 10 327
29 Southend, Basildon to Fobbing Marsh and fields 10 337
30a Fobbing to Tilbury Fields and Forts 13 350
30b Tilbury to Gravesend Ferry 2 352

[next section – Kent, Sussex, Hampshire]

4 Responses to 1: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex

  1. Chris Collins says:

    Hi Ruth!
    Am down in Cornwall in the mist and rain whilst rest of U.K. Is hitting 31c but so what! Having walked a few miles in North Devon and North Cornwall I thought it wd be fun to attempt the uk coastal path over a period of years. Am based in Suffolk about an hour’s drive from Aldeburgh so aim to do E Anglian coastal paths first. I will buy your book with great interest.

    • Hi Chris, I wish you well with your coastal walking and I know you are going to enjoy a great adventure. East Anglia is a good place to start. I’m sure you will find my book helpful and hope you enjoy reading it. Do keep in touch and let me know how you get on. Best wishes, Ruth

  2. David Tricker says:

    Hi i want to walk the essex suffolk and norfolk coastline next year can you possibly sort me a plan and total mileage please.thankyou.

    • Hi David, I’m sure you’ll find my blog useful in helping you plan your walking trip, and there are a number of commercial companies who may be able to work out a detailed itinerary for you and book accommodation

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