Cley next the Sea from Salthouse

A Salthouse walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 06/06/17

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
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h55[?]
Distance Distance : 9.96km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 16m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 16m
Highest point Highest point : 17m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1m
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°
Download : GPX track


(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 : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Gramborough Hill car park
1 : km 3.52 - alt. km 3.52 - River Glaven car park
2 : km 5.37 - alt. km 5.37 - Cley next the Sea
3 : km 8.82 - alt. km 8.82 - Salthouse
D/A : km 9.96 - alt. km 9.96 - 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:

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

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

See map and elevation chart

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distance 6.79km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -34m duration 2h00 Easy Easy
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This short walk explores some of the features of Holkham Park and provides an opportunity to see the large Hall built by the Earl of Leicester in the 18th century. If you are lucky you will also see the large herds of deer that graze in the park. Toilets and cafés are open in Holkham village on most days of the year.

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