Blakeney Marshes

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Blakeney is a beautiful seaside village and this walk explores the best parts of it. Starting off on the north side of the village, the first section heads south along country lanes past the Old Guildhall and ascends about 100ft to the church. The Guildhall is a stunning ruin and worth a little exploration and located just next to the quay! The route passes the twin-towered St Nicholas' Church before followiong the Coast Road east to Cley. From the coast road it's footpath all the way back to Blakeney - but rather than just a straight line it follows a curving arc around the marshes and passes near a small ruined chapel just by the sea and also Cley Mill.

Cley Mill is a stunning example of a Norfolk mill which now runs as a B&B. It was built in the early 19th Century, although I could not find an exact date. Although the path doesn't go right up to the chapel, there is an information board detailing its known history and a few photos snowing the archaeological excavations.

Do remember to take some binoculars or a good zoom lens on this walk as the birdlife is famous in this area!

England - East England - Norfolk - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife
6/12/2020 - Paul Oakes

A terrific walk around the marshes, actually spotted a male Redstart which I am told is rare in Norfolk. Walking instructions perfect. The car park on the quay is only free for National Trust members, its pricey otherwise. There is free parking just as you enter Blakeney, a 5-10 minute walk to start so not a big issue. You cannot visit the remains of Blakeney Chapel on this walk due to the rerouting of the river.

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