Caister - California - Caister

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The walk starts in a small lay-by next to the church in the centre of Caister-on-Sea. It follows a path away from the busy high street and out towards the dunes and the stunning beach. Along this section of the walk there is a good mile and a half of coastal views, looking out to the distant wind farm and small, sandy cliffs. An entire mile of this part of the walk follows the route of the old railway line which was built in 1877 and closed in 1959. The completion of this part ends at the holiday village of California.

The next section of the walk has a rather historical background. The first part of this last section, after walking past California, follows an old road. The tarmac surface still remains with the lane dividers still visible but the trees and plants have sprung up everywhere. This used to be the main road into Caister and onto Great Yarmouth but vehicles are no longer allowed to drive down here. After leaving the old road the route passes through the urban backstreets of Caister all the way to the oldest remains in Caister, the Roman fort.

It is free to enter and is well worth a leisurely exploration of the ruins. The open grass nearby is also a perfect location as a lunch spot. The Roman fort was built in the 1st Century AD and was used all the way through to the 4th Century, when the Romans left.

England - East England - Norfolk - Coast

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
21/05/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Roy Davenport reports that he has revisited this walk and all is OK. May 2012. Adrian (Admin)

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