Norfolk Coast Path open

10th December 2013

Following some damage to flood defences, footpaths and property on the North Norfolk Coast cross-organisational work is ongoing to assess, clear up and repair, after recent tidal surges.

In particular The Norfolk Trails Team is working to provide diversion routes, where possible for walkers on the Norfolk Coast Path and associated circular routes. Despite the flood bank closures 53 km of the 67 km Norfolk Coast Path remains open, as does the vast majority of the 140 kms of associated circular walks. The remaining Rights of Way network is unaffected by the current situation.

We are working closely with The Environment Agency in relation to footpaths on flood banks. We strongly advise that people adhere to the closure signs and do not walk on the affected flood banks for their own safety.

Norfolk Trails has today, already begun repairs on the 1.3 km of boardwalk at Brancaster Marsh.

The only footpaths which are currently affected by closures are:

Brancaster Beach road – Brancaster Staithe (Brancaster Marsh)

Thornham – Holme Dunes Nature Reserve

Burnham Deepdale – Burnham Overy Staithe

Blakeney – Cley next the Sea

Cley next the Sea Beach road flood bank

North Norfolk Businesses and accommodation providers remain open for business and the following list highlights some of the exciting areas to visit at this time.

Titchwell Bird Reserve

Brancaster Staithe Barrow Common

Deepdale Circular walk – Maps available from Information centre   

Holme –next-the-sea Holme Dunes

Brancaster Beach

Holkham Beach

Wells-next-the-sea Beach

Holkham Reserve

Holkham Park

Snettisham Woodland Walk

Sandringham Estate

Cley Marshes Visitor Centre only

Ringstead Downs

Syderstone Common

Bacton Woods

Blickling Hall

Felbrigg Hall

Holt Country Park

Sheringham Park

Kelling Heath

Holt to Sheringham

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