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


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
11/26/2020 - Paul Oakes

Walk completed on Wednesday 25 November. The section along the old railway line was of particular interest and once again made me realise what an absolute crime it was to shut down so much of the network. The rest of the walk was pretty straight-forward with some interesting finds along the way. Lunch was purchased from Ye Olde Bakery situated in the High Street. Directions spot on although at point 14 there is a whole new housing estate being built, not certain how this will affect the route on completion.

5/21/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

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

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