Peddars Way Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Peddars Way guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online
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Notes on Peddars Way Guidebooks
We advise buying two different Peddars Way guidebooks; one will complement the other for clarity of route description, additional info, etc. the additional cost is small compared to the cost of walking the Way. The National Trail guidebook has relevant sections of the Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps, but the Trailblazer guide has Wainwright-style detailed maps and a wealth of additional info on accommodation, camping, public transport, etc.
See also our Norfolk Coast AONB, Norfolk Coast Path, 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
– Norfolk Coast Path & Peddars Way (Trailblazer)
The National Trail guidebook includes the relevant Ordnance Survey “Explorer” 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 Phoebe Smith.
Peddars Way Maps
The National Trail guidebook displayed above includes relevant sections of the Ordnance Survey maps, and should suffice unless wandering from the route or getting very lost!
We include the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way Adventure Atlas.
“The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors. Together, the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way form a 93 mile (150km) National Trail across west Norfolk and along its northern coast. Each path has its own distinctive characteristics the directness of Peddars Way, following the course of a Roman Road, through forest, heath, open farmland and quiet river valleys contrasting with the small harbours, low cliffs, sand and saltmarsh found along the Norfolk Coast Path. Both share a rich landscape with fantastic scenery, wide open skies and an abundance of wildlife. The route on the map is clearly highlighted in yellow with mileage markers to gauge distances when planning sections of the walk to enjoy. This official National Trail Map* of Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way features 58 pages of continuous Ordnance Survey 1:25000 mapping, including the latest eastern extension to the Norfolk Coast Path and additional pages covering the proposed route from Hunstanton to the Lincolnshire boundary. The atlas includes a route planner showing distances between places and the amenities available, featuring: Information Centres, Hotels/B&Bs, Youth Hostels, Campsites (seasonal opening), Public House, Shops, Restaurants, Cafes (seasonal opening) and Petrol Stations. Also featured is advice on safety and security when walking and a selection of QR codes linked to useful websites, including temporary route updates from the National Trails, regional information, map reading advice and weather reports. Unlike the original OS sheets, this A-Z Adventure Atlas includes a comprehensive index to towns, villages, hamlets and locations, natural features, nature reserves, car parks and youth hostels, making it easy to find the required location quickly. Each index entry has a page reference and a six figure National Grid Reference. With a book size of 240mm x 134mm it is the same size as the standard OS folded map.”
– Norfolk Coast Path Adventure Atlas