I’m hoping some of the peeps on here may have local knowledge or have experience of cycling in and around Norfolk. Basically because I’d like some pointers for a 2 or 3 day mini-tour.
I’m going to get the train to Kings Lynn and then sort of head round to Cromer and then spend the next 2 or 3 days working my way back to Stratford train station.
Do people think this sounds like a good idea or am I wasting my time? Any places that I should visit or avoid en-route.
Your thoughts, comments, and piss-taking are very welcome. Ta.
I did a 3 dayer (two nights camping) at the end of last year.
My route was roughly this : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28795909
Please note I totally fucked up the route at the Broads and ended up having to fire down a horrible A-Road for quite a bit, so do not follow this route.
The cycling was great, the coast was amazing and there are a shit ton of seals at Horsey Gap.
Camped on the beach both nights. Would do it again.
That’s good to hear, I’m glad that it is a worthwhile destination. I’ll have a zoom in to that route now.
I grew up around Holt so know that bit of coast pretty well. King's Lynn to Cromer along the coast road is pretty easily doable in a day but might be worth doing it a little slower to really take in the coast. It is not flat but pleasantly rolling.
My brother and I walked the coast path from Hunstanton to Cromer in 3 days and bivvied on the coast just after I left school. We camped in the dunes at Holkham and on the beach at Cley and had no bother doing so.
Make sure you stop for crab at Cookies Crab Shack in Salthouse if you are passing. Wells, Burham Market and Blakeney all nice stops en-route. Holt is lovely but not on the coast. If you go into a pub have a pint of Woodforde's Wherry (and if you go through the Broads you could even visit the brewery at woodbastwick).
Barring a headwind you will have a wonderful time!
I did this little tour with my friends: https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/254982/?offset=500#comment14664979
I would make a trip to Wiveton Hall if its open.
The sections of the coast path that are bikeable are definitely worth it.
Brilliant guys, thank you for the info, that’s just the sort of thing I wanted.
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