Cley next the Sea from Salthouse

An easy walk along the Norfolk coast that includes Cley next the Sea and Salthouse. The route uses a section of the Norfolk Coast Path. In season there are many oportunutites to see extensive bird life.

Technical sheet
No. 293051
A Salthouse walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 06/06/17
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h55[?]
Distance Distance : 6.19mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 52ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 52ft
Highest point Highest point : 56ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Salthouse
Starting point Starting point : N 52.95558° / E 1.09781°
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(D)From the car park start walking west along the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail. The sea should be on your right. Continue along this path for just over 2 miles until you reach the car park (grid ref. TG048452) at the mouth of the River Glaven.

(1)Continue on the Norfolk Coast Path as it turns inland towards Cley next the Sea. Initially the path follows a road (on your left) and heads towards Cley Windmill. Reaching the main A140 road in Cley, turn left into the village.

(2)Bear left following the A149 and stay with this main road past the Visitor Centre on your left. Reaching another car park (grid ref. TG059441) with a small copse opposite, continue along the main road locate a signed path on your right leading initially down a track. There is a small reservoir on your left as you join this track. After approximately 200 metres take the footpath on your left that leads across the Walsey Hills into the village of Salthouse.

(3)Walk across the green to the A149 and continue east along the main road to the end of the village where you turn left down the road to the sea and the car park where you started.(A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 3ft - Gramborough Hill car park
1 : mi 2.19 - alt. 10ft - River Glaven car park
2 : mi 3.34 - alt. 10ft - Cley next the Sea
3 : mi 5.48 - alt. 20ft - Salthouse
D/A : mi 6.19 - alt. 3ft - Gramborough Hill car park

Useful Information

This easy walk along the Norfolk Coast offers an insight into this area. The start is the small car park behind the beach near Gramborough Hill (grid ref. TG081443). This can be reached off the main A149 coast road just east of the village of Salthouse.

Refreshments are available in Cley next the Sea and also at Salthouse. We recommend the Harnser in Cley next the Sea, which has a lovely café and bar as well as B&B rooms.

For camping and luxury yurts in the local area, contact Swallowtails, where you can enjoy a wonderful all year round camping experience within the idyllic grounds of Holt Hall Environmental Learning Centre.

Lovely self-catering holiday accommodation can be found in Salthouse at the Old Bakery:

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 3/5

on Mon 26 Oct 2020 10:38:03 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 15/10/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Average

Quite a slog walking along the shingle beach (which was nearly half the walk) - was better when we moved down to the sea line. Good views towards the wind farm out at sea.

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