Tag Archives: Norfolk Coastal Path

Stage 16. Harwich to Kirby-le-Soken

The heat is relentless – more like Spain than England – and the air is hot and close around my face. My chest feels tight and I am having trouble breathing. I hear the sound of horse hooves behind me and have to force myself not to stop. There is horsey breath coming over my shoulder…. Continue reading

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Stage 14. Aldeburgh through Chillesford to Boyton Marshes

Today is a day of forests, fields, pigs and hay fever. I get hot, cross, bothered – and lost – on a pig farm. I meet a snake and nearly have a close encounter with some cows. 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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Stage 3. Thornham to Burnham Deepdale

Now the rain begins to fall. I wrap my camera in plastic bag and stuff my iPhone into my bra. I am a little damp. I can’t resist taking lots of photographs of boats. Yesterday it was beach huts, today boats. Continue reading

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Stage 2. Hunstanton to Thornham

There are birds everywhere here. The sun is slanting across the fields and the air is soft with summer sun. A wonderful day. Continue reading

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Stage 1. Kings Lynn to Hunstanton

The walk is long and hot. The sky is clear, the sun shines down and there is not even a sea breeze. The Norfolk sea bank stretches relentlessly ahead with no “end point” in site. I nearly give up. My feet are hurting and I don’t know if I will make it Continue reading

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