Happisburgh - Walcott - Happisburgh

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Starting at the church in Happisburgh, the walk heads across fields and country lanes towards the iconic lighthouse. This was built in 1790, stands 85ft tall and is the oldest working light in East Anglia. It was once one of a pair, but the second no longer exists. It is also the only independently owned lighthouse in Britain.

Heading past the lighthouse, the route passes through a small caravan site and onto the undulating cliffs towards the small village of Walcott. Along these cliffs, on the highest point there are the remains of two World War II sea defences. This is where a 4.7-inch coastal battery once stood. A couple of small structures and a pill-box are all that remain.

The path skirts the village of Walcott before passing through the main beach area and back towards Happisburgh. Walcott has a small shop and is the perfect location to have a quick snack and a rest. The next three and a half kilometres are traversed along the beach, heading towards a dirt ramp back up to the clifftops in Happisburgh. Along this beach there have been several Neolithic flint finds from the Stone Age. They have all been found in the sections of the cliff that have collapsed onto the beach below, so keep an eye out!

The way back to the church passes the local pub called The Hill House. It is a very popular pub that serves food and has simple B&B rooms available.

England - East England - Norfolk - Broads


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
11/28/2010 - Walkingworld Administrator

Roy Davenport reports that he completed this walk in November 2010, and all was OK. Many thanks for this Roy. Adrian (Admin)

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