Norfolk Coast Path Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Norfolk Coast Path guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online
Click on an image below for more information on Norfolk Coast Path guidebooks and maps, and the option of buying online:
Notes on Norfolk Coast Path Guidebooks
We advise buying two different guidebooks; one will complement the other for additional info, clarity of route description etc. The National Trail book includes relevant sections of OS maps at 1:25,000 scale, and the trailblazer book includes excellent Wainwright-style maps at 1:20,000 scale and is packed with useful info. Both combine the Norfolk Coast Path and the Peddars Way. We recommend these two.
See also our Norfolk Coast and Norfolk pages.
Especially recommended is the Trailblazer guide. It includes Wainwright-type maps at 1:20,000 scale, and
- 60 maps – 5 town plans and 55 large-scale walking maps – at just under 1:20,000 – showing route times, gradients, where to stay, interesting features. Plus downloadable GPS points.
- Itineraries for all walkers – whether walking the entire route or sampling the highlights on day walks
- Practical information for all budgets – Knettishall Heath through to Cromer: where to stay (campsites, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels), where to eat, what to see
- Comprehensive public transport information – for all access points on the path
* Unique mapping features – in many walking guidebooks the reader has to read a route description then try to relate it to the map. Our guides are far easier to use because walking directions, tricky junctions, places to stay and eat, points of interest and walking times are all written onto the maps themselves in the places to which they apply. With their uncluttered clarity, these are not general purpose maps but fully-edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers.
* An all-in-one guide – Trailblazer guides include practical information not usually available in walking guides to the UK; places to stay, places to eat, attractions along the way and public transport information.
* Includes downloadable GPS waypoints
The National Trail guidebook includes Ordnance Survey map sections.
“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 By Phoebe Smith.
Norfolk Coast Path Maps
The guidebooks we display should obviate the need for maps, but we also include the excellent Norfolk Coast Adventure Atlas.
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online
The maps included in the guidebooks recommended above are excellent. The Norfolk Coast Path is marked by name on all the “Explorer” 1:25,000 scale maps.