Happisburgh - Walcott Green - Whimpwell Green - Happisburgh

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Happisburgh is a village that is disappearing fast due to coastal erosion. Several metres of the cliffs are destroyed every year and even more can go in a single storm if a tidal surge is created. The starting leg of this walk takes you briefly along the clifftops where this destruction is evident all year round. It passes the stunning parish church which is a major landmark in the area as it is one of the tallest, then follows country lanes and footpaths past Walcott Hall to a high point near the water tower. At 19m above sea level it is the highest point for several miles and the views are great.

The route continues along public footpaths and country lanes round to the most famous landmark: the red and white Lighthouse. Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working lighthouse in East Anglia and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain. Built in 1790, the tower was once one of a pair and stands 85ft tall. The tower is open a few days a year and all information can be found here: http://www.happisburgh.org/lighthouse/open-days

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
20/09/2020 - Liz Cutting

This walk takes you up close to the 3 major landmarks in Happisburgh - the church, lighthouse and water tower. Good paths and great views all round. Look out for the free Happisburgh footpath maps that have been left around the halfway mark of this route - a nice touch! Take care around traffic on Whimpwell Street in the summer months as this road can be busy.

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