The Norfolk coastal town of Great Yarmouth has so much to offer visitors, from amusements to museums, from dog racing to fish and chips, but for those that prefer something a little quieter, the town and its surrounding areas boast many walking routes.
Whether you’re an experienced walker looking for a challenge, or simply want to spend a day exploring the surroundings, Great Yarmouth has the coastal walk for you. We have put together a list of the top coastal walks in the area, to help making choosing your perfect path a little easier.
This 1 mile walk is perfect for those looking to enjoy a relaxed wander with a beautiful backdrop. The wonderful thing about this route is that the scenery changes each time you walk it, as a result of the coastline’s dynamism, which means there’s always something new to see.
Along the short route, which will take under an hour, you are treated to a variety of sights as you start on the disused railway and walk along past the lifeboat centre to the accreting low-lying sand dunes of North Denes.
Explore Great Yarmouth’s neighbouring seaside town on this 2.1 mile circular walk around Gorleston. Start your stroll at the promenade beside the Pier Hotel and enjoy views of Scroby Wind Farm and the Outer Harbour across the sea.
This route is perfect for the whole family to enjoy, as the firm terrain is wheelchair and pushchair accessible, and there are plenty of refreshment stops along the route. A relaxed stroll along this route will take you around 2 hours, so could be the perfect afternoon activity, after enjoying some of the local fish and chips the town has to offer!
Why not use your walk to sample a taste of local Norfolk heritage, too? This walk along Angles Way will lead you 4.5 miles from the historical Burgh Castle Roman fort to the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, giving you the opportunity to see some of the area’s beautiful countryside and wildlife around Breydon Water during your journey to the coast.
Whichever end of the route you choose to begin from, the walk is not too challenging, and will take you around 2 and a half hours to complete- the perfect length if you find yourself at a loose end one morning!
This 6 mile circular walk is a little more of a challenge, and perhaps more of an all day activity than the others, but it allows you to really explore the historic village. Along the route you will be able to enjoy views of a National Nature Reserve, the ancient shoreline and the beautiful Winterton Ness.
The Winterton walk is of moderate difficulty and will take around 4 hours to complete, meaning you will deserve a refreshment at The Winterton Beach Cafe after your walk.
There is so much to see along these routes, which means they are great come rain or shine! However, you shouldn’t forget that there’s more to the Great Yarmouth area than just the coastline, there are also plenty of wonderful walks in the countryside and woodland closeby to the town.
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