Cromer short break walking holiday

With this Cromer short break walking holiday, you’ll have a chance to soak up the some of the stunning cliff top views and explore one of Norfolk’s National Trust Jacobean stately homes.

You’ll be able to take your time to wander around the extensive grounds and woodlands, and even the impressive walled garden and climb up to the top of Cromer Ridge to admire the views from the highest point in Norfolk!  This is a great opportunity for you to realise that not all of Norfolk is flat!

At the end of the day, you can follow in the footsteps of the Victorians and relax on the Pier at Cromer watching the sun slowly set over the horizon.

Cliff top views of the beach

This short break walking holiday is suitable for everyone, but particularly excellent for groups, due to the accommodation and space available. 

  • You may be a walking group who would like a few days away
  • Group of friends and want to take some exercise, visit a place of interest

Why not grab this chance to discover somewhere new.  You can see what the suggested itinerary for this Cromer walking holiday involves here.

Norfolk countryside walk with a sea view

Although Norfolk is notorious for being flat, this short break walking holiday does have a few inclines and steps, but from the top of the cliffs and ridges you’ll have some amazing Norfolk coastal views!

All the walking routes will have been planned and extensive route notes mapped out for you.  You can rest easy in the knowledge that you’ll have an enjoyable short break walking holiday without any hassle.  

Cromer Esplanade crescent

Although this holiday is based in Cromer, should you wish to visit any of the other towns and parklands nearby or would like a trip on a steam train plus a walk, why not look at our Sheringham short break walking holiday and Wells short break, or even think of joining the two Cromer and Sheringham holidays together!  

Summary of the Cromer short break

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  • This Cromer short break walking holiday is a 3 night/2 day stay on the North Norfolk Coast. You’ll be staying in the Victorian town of Cromer and exploring the coastal landscape and inland countryside. You’ll be walking to the Jacobean National Trust property of Felbrigg Hall and up onto Cromer Ridge as well as taking a circular coastal walk, passing a striking lighthouse and walking along a disused railway.

    What will you discover on this walk?

    - Felbrigg Hall, grounds, box pews and walled garden
    - Norfolk wooded countryside as you approach Felbrigg Hall
    - Stunning views from Cromer Lighthouse
    - Walking to the highest point in Norfolk
    - Enjoying Cromer Pier and the beach
    - Local food and drink

    Price from: £380 per person based on 2 people sharing for a 3 night stay.

    This Cromer short break walk is available from April-September

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  • You will be staying in a local B&B a few minutes’ walk from the beach and the centre of the town

    Day 1

    Take a 6 mile circular walk, starting on the Weaver’s Way, passing the Gothic Cromer Hall. Continue on through Norfolk countryside to eventually reach the Felbrigg Hall estate. Spend some time visiting the interior of the house, the walled garden and the church with its box pews. Enjoy some refreshments in the courtyard café and then continue on the circular walk up to the highest point in Norfolk on the Cromer Ridge, and then back down again into the centre of Cromer. Spend the evening wandering around the town and enjoy an evening drink on the Pier.

    Day 2

    Time to explore the town and then take a lovely circular walk taking you away from Cromer along the beach, up to Cromer Lighthouse, along a disused railway and walking back along the cliffs. Stunning views, cliff top café and exercise and enjoying the sea air. More time to explore Cromer and its many eateries.

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  • The price for the Cromer Short Break walking holiday is from £370 per person and can be taken between April and September.

    Included:
    3 nights
    3 breakfasts
    Route notes and maps of the walks mentioned
    Detailed itinerary
    Emergency telephone support for Norfolk Walking Holidays in the event of a problem

    Excluded:
    Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
    Entrance to Felbrigg Hall walled garden and Hall
    Travel to and from the start and end of your holiday

    Extras:
    Additional nights used other than those advertised on the Sheringham Short Break Walking Holiday Itinerary
    Solo supplements – please add £40 per night to cover the cost of single occupancy.


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  • The accommodation for this package is in a lovely B&B, a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town and the promenade.


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  • Detailed notes will be in your itinerary on how to reach your accommodation, either by car, bus or train.


    Arrival:

    By Road:
    Cromer is situated on the North Norfolk Coast about 40 minutes north of Norwich on the A140.

    Car parking:
    Car parking is available on the road outside the accommodation.

    By Rail:
    To/from Cromer: Cromer has a railway station served by the Abellio Greater Anglia network. Trains run to and from Norwich. To reach London you would need to change at Norwich for onward travel.

    By Bus:
    The local bus service runs from King’s Lynn to Wells is serviced by Lynx No 36 (https://www.lynxbus.co.uk/bus-times-fares/) and then from Wells to Cromer on CH4 (https://www.sanderscoaches.com/copy-of-5-north-walsham---holt).
    Norfolk Green bus service No 10. And 11 also run from King’s Lynn to Hunstanton. (http://www.norfolkgreen.co.uk/services)


    By Air:
    The airports closest to Sheringham are Norwich International Airport and London Stansted Airport.


What you’ll see on the Cromer Short Break 

Felbrigg Hall

Wisteria on the buildings of Felbrigg Hall

Felbrigg Hall is an unusual Jacobean stately home set amongst ancient woodland and parkland.  It’s now managed by the National Trust and you can enjoy your time as you pass through here on the circular walk.  It has an impressive walled garden and a courtyard café, and the wisteria that adorns part of the building in May and June is very pretty.  

Walled garden at Felbrigg Hall

It’s well worth taking a short detour on the walk to visit the church in the parkland.  Here you’ll see the unusual box pews.

One of the rooms in Felbrigg Hall

The interior of the Hall is fascinating.  It’s very much on a smaller scale to some of the other Norfolk stately homes.  I think I would compare it to the size of Sandringham House where you very much get the feel of how it was lived in, rather than rooms set out for opulence.   You can visit Sandringham House on our Ice Age to Royalty short break walking holiday.

Cromer Lighthouse

Walking up to the dizzying heights of the Cromer Ridge, you can enjoy spectacular views from around the lighthouse!  

Cromer Lighthouse

There are a few benches where you can while away a bit of time, just taking in the coastal scenery.  Or you can watch golfers chipping onto the 14th green, this hole being called Cromer Lighthouse!   

This lighthouse is still working and if you sit and watch, you can see the light flashing, even in the daylight.  It even has its own helipad!  It’s now a holiday house, and what a view!

Cromer

Historic Jetty Street in Cromer

Cromer was once upon a time a small fishing town with over 50 crab boats coming and going along the coast.  

Cromer crabs to buy

The rise in popularity came during the Victorian era when doctors would send patients to Cromer, and Sheringham, to breathe the fresh air and recuperate!  It's now a bustling North Norfolk seaside town with lots to see and do.

Cromer church stands majestically in the middle of town and has the tallest church tower in Norfolk. 

Cromer church

If the church tower is open, you can climb up the 172 steps to the top and have amazing panoramic views over the whole of the town and coastline.  

Once you’ve finished you days’ walks, what could be nicer than spending the evening wandering along Cromer Pier and watching the sun set over the horizon.  There has been a Pier in Cromer since 1391 and it’s the only Pier in the UK with an end-of-pier show still running.  

View of Cromer from the Pier

You may even have time to visit the Henry Blogg Museum which overlooks the beach, and its main centrepiece is one of the original wooden lifeboats, giving you a sense of just how dangerous being a part of a crew was.  Henry Blogg was one of the most decorated lifeboat men in the UK, so Norfolk’s rich heritage continues.  If you’ve got the time, why not pop to the end of the Pier to see the present lifeboat station.

Cliff tops and beaches

Cliff top view from Overstrand towards Cromer

This Cromer short break walking holiday lets you enjoy the stunning views from the cliffs beyond Cromer and up to the Cromer Ridge.  

National Trust Roman Camp sign

The Cromer Ridge is a long and high landscape formed during the Ice Age when two glaciers collided and pushed the ground upwards.  

The walk from Felbrigg Hall takes you up to the highest point in Norfolk on this Ridge.  The other circular walk has you ambling back along the top of the cliffs towards Cromer, giving you more amazing sea views.  

Cromer beach is known around the world for its Pier.  And when the tide goes out, the soft wet sand is fantastic to walk along.  Groynes intersperse the beach and you’ll experience all of this on one of the planned walks for you.

Or maybe you’d just like a stroll along the promenade and a short walk along Cromer beach when the tide is out.

Cromer Pier and tractors on Cromer beach

Accommodation

This holiday is priced for a B&B a short walk from the beach, but should you wish to upgrade to a pub overlooking the sea, please do just let me know, this can easily be arranged.  There will be an additional cost of approximately £45 per person.


Next Steps!

This Cromer Short break walking holiday has much to offer in the way of historical interest, stunning coastal scenery, wandering around a working fishing town and enjoying time out on the elegant pier.  

As mentioned many times on this website, all of our Norfolk Walking Holidays can fit to your requirement, nothing is set in stone and we can chat about what you would like to do.  

All you need to do to take this Cromer short break walking holiday is contact me on the details below, or fill out the enquiry form or the booking form.  I’ll look forward to hearing from you.

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CONTACT DETAILS:

Suzy Watson
+44 (0)7765 668188
enquiries@norfolkwalkingholidays.com

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