Peddars Way Accommodation and Other Services
RambleFest displays details of the Peddars Way accommodation, camping, where to eat and drink, and public transport. We also include an Ordnance Survey map link for each location along the route for which we have service details. Please refer to the Peddars Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for places visited along the route. By clicking on any location, the Ordnance Survey map for that location can be opened and dragged (and re-sized) to follow the route of the Way.
The Peddars Way is usually combined with the Norfolk Coast Path, although there is obviously no obligation about walking both. We have chosen to split the paths.
The Peddars Way, together with the Icknield Way, the Ridgeway and the Wessex Ridgeway to form what is known as The Greater Ridgeway, a 363 mile path, using much ancient trackway, connecting Lyme Regis on the Dorset coast to near Hunstanton on the Norfolk coast.
The RambleFest Peddars Way pages are intended for anyone who loves the countryside and wishes to find accommodation, camping, pubs, restaurants, camping shops and public transport on or close to the long-distance footpath. To make use of this site you do not have to walk the whole route, nor even part of it, but if you do, good luck to you.
The Start of Peddars Way is in Knettishall Heath, 2 miles west of Knettishall, by Blackwater Carr. It is here where the Icknield Way finishes.
Most walkers will choose to travel to Thetford, about 6 miles away, and possibly stay there the night before starting the Peddars Way proper the following morning. In anticipation of that, we have included information for Thetford.
“The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail is an easy-to-follow 96-mile trail that combines the best of inland and coastal walking in Norfolk, and one that, being well waymarked, largely flat and within easy reach of public transport for most of its length, is ideal for people new to long-distance walks. Described here in eight stages, the route can be walked in just over a week but also easily split into day walks or over a series of weekends, with full information about access to start and finish points for each stage by public transport. The trail is a walk of two halves. The Peddars Way begins at Knettishall Heath in Suffolk and follows the route of an old Roman road for over 40 miles to Holme-next-the-Sea, where it meets the Norfolk Coast Path (which begins nearby, at Hunstanton). This then follows the spectacular north Norfolk coast to the seaside town of Cromer. This handy guidebook is illustrated throughout with extracts of OS 1:50,000 mapping and stunning photographs depicting the Trail in all seasons and describes points of interest along the way, including the Nofolk Songlines sculptures, and also facilities available in the towns and villages.”
– The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path (Cicerone Guides), by Phoebe Smith.
Peddars Way Route: Please refer to the Peddars Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for places visited along the route. By clicking on any location, the Ordnance Survey map for that location can be opened and dragged (and re-sized) to follow the route of the Way.
Peddars Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table
Please click on a location to open the page displaying Peddars Way Accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location.
An Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map link has been included at each location; once the link is clicked, the map can be dragged and the scale adjusted. For each service an address and contact number is given, and wherever possible that service’s proximity to the Peddars Way.
NOTE: Figures after the `+’ sign indicates miles off route. Legend is at the bottom of the page.
|LOCATION (Click on a location to view details of services for that location)||CUMULATIVE
|Thetford||6 miles off||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Camping Shop, Train,Bus|
|Knettishall Heath||–||Car Park|
|Wretham||6¼||Inn), Pub, Restaurant|
|Great Hockham||7¾ + 2||Camping, Pub|
|Thompson||10½ + 1¼||Hotel, B&B, Restaurant|
|Merton||13¾ + ½||B&B, Camping|
|Saham Toney||13¾ + 1¼||Hotel, Pub, Restaurant|
|Watton||13¾ + 2¼||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant|
|Little Cressingham||14½||Accommodation (B&B)|
|Great Cressingham||15¾ + 1½||Hotel, B&B|
|North Pickenham||19½||Camping, Pub|
|Swaffham||21½ + 2||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub, Restaurant|
|Sporle||23¾ + ¾||B&B, Pub|
|Castle Acre||26½||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant|
|Great Massingham||31¼ + 1||Hotel, Pub, Restaurant|
|Harpley||33 + 1½||B&B, Pub|
|Great Bircham||37¾ + 1½||Hotel, Camping|
|Sedgeford||41 + 1||Hotel, Pub, Restaurant|
|Ringstead||43¾||Inn, Camping, Pub, Restaurant|
|Holme-next-the-Sea||46½ + ½||B&B, Pub, Bus|
Notes on Peddars Way Accommodation
We have listed the accommodation for each location in our Peddars Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below). Simply click on a location to open the page displaying the details of accommodation, camping, pubs, restaurants and public transport available at that location, including addresses and contact info
We display a wide range of Peddars Wayaccommodation type: B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, camping, etc., but inevitably in some locations the accommodation is limited. Not all accommodation will offer evening meals; this needs to be ascertained with the individual landlords. B&B (Bed and Breakfast) is almost always within the same house, farm, etc. as the people who run it. Guest Houses are usually expected to be grander than B&B, but are not necessarily so. Hotels are grander still, and with the expected higher cost, although there is a range of hotel quality. Hostels offer the most basic of accommodation above Bunk-House and Camping, and are therefore among the cheapest. Quite often some cleaning is required on the part of the resident.
We have included Camping, although there are relatively few official campsites. We advise telephoning the individual sites for info on facilities. Also, it may well be worth telephoning farmhouse B&B to enquire about camping.
We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome Peddars Way accommodation recommendations.
Peddars Way Restaurants and Pubs
Some ramblers will be content to stay in their B&B in the evening and relax. Others will want to explore the villages and towns and sample the pubs and restaurants. Luckily, many pubs serve good food, and at a reasonable cost. As mentioned above, there is plenty of stopping points along the Peddars Way, whether for food or drink, and we have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants, especially regarding pubs serving real ale and/or food. However, restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date.
Please refer to the Peddars Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) table below for pubs, restaurants and other services along the Way. We have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants along the Peddars Way, but restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Wherever possible, we have given info on pubs serving real ale and/or food. Please let us know if our information is out of date.
Peddars Way Public Transport
Please refer to the Peddars Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) and click on a location for more public transport info. Although we have included rail station information and some bus services, the following website will prove useful:
Peddars Way Guidebooks and Maps
CLICK HERE for the best Peddars Way guidebooks and maps, and the facility for buying them online.
Peddars Way Links
Click on the link below for valuable information and footpath news:
The Great Norfolk Walk
A personal log, with photographs, of walking the Angles Way, Norfolk Coast Path, Peddars Way and Weavers’ Way.
Peddars Way Bag Transfer
If you prefer to lighten your load, try HikeHelp. You can book your accommodation through our site, or by any other means, and HikeHelp will transfer your bags between accommodation.
Peddars Way Photographs and Logs
We want to display as many photographs as possible of the Peddars Way, and there is always room for your photographs and walk logs – just email them to us. Alternatively, if you have them online you can send us the link.
Peddars Way Updates and Recommendations
RambleFest welcomes updates and recommendations. Please contact us with details. All our listings are free.