Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Cromer to Overstrand Clifftop Walk

Cromer to Overstrand Clifftop Walk
We found ourselves on Sunday in the happy position of having had a full guest house all weekend but no-one at all booked in on Sunday night.  A whole day off in our business is as rare as hens teeth so definitely to be made the most of and relished wherever possible!
Cromer to Overstrand Walk

It turned out to be a nice day too so we headed off to Cromer for one of our favourite walks. It's a good walk and fairly hilly too (not all of Norfolk is flat!) so a cafe stop before the return walk is always part of the package for us! It's probably slightly less than 2 miles each way.  With a cafe at each end, we start at either Cromer or Overstrand depending on where we can get parked and which cafe we want to end up in! Both cafes are good but different in style so it depends what you want. There's the Clifftop cafe in Overstrand and the Rocket cafe in Cromer.

Cromer to Overstrand Walk
One of the things I like about the walk is that the landscape changes as you go along and there are plenty of points of interest too. You start off walking up hilly ground which looks like scrub land with a little lighthouse at the top. You can get an idea of the scale in the picture above where you can just make out a few people walking down the hill.

There are a few benches at this, the Cromer end of the walk where you can sit and look over the views of Cromer and its pier. 

You then walk through a windy narrow path surrounded by bushes of fragrant gorse. Then the path opens out again and you find yourself walking alongside the golf course, with it's lush green grass and groups of trees. All the while you've got the clifftop on your left with the drop down to the sandy beach getting higher and higher as you go.

Gorse at Cromer, NorfolkEventually you reach the top of the hill and the descent to Overstrand is before you with some beautiful views of the coastline on your left and the open fields on your right.

Cromer is about 40 minutes drive from our guest house in Norwich so it's an easy day trip out from the city.   


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