Winterton - Winterton Ness - East Somerton - Winterton

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Winterton Dunes is a national nature reserve and site of special scientific interest (SSSI), home to the rare and protected adder, terns, nightjar, stonechat and natterjack toads. A colourful and varied terrain, due to the variety of heathers, grasses, gorse and lichens that grow there, the dunes have a beauty at any time of year. The walk takes you through the dunes and back to the village via the Burnley Hall Farm Estate. This enables you to view the magical ruins of St Mary's Church at East Somerton as you walk back to the village. On your return, the beach cafe at the car park is welcoming and offers hot meals as well as snacks.

Please note that any coastal path may be prone to erosion. If the path you are on at any time is dangerously eroded, do not continue but return to the walk start and contact us immediately so that we can inform the local footpath officer.

England - East England - Norfolk - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Nature Trail, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
6/9/2022 - Malcolm Watts

Walk reviewed and all ok. The beach cafe mentioned in the description is no longer, having been reduced to lumps of concrete on the beach by a series of winter storms eroding the sand cliffs. However, there are now three shiny Airstream caravan snack bars by the beach car park.

9/8/2014 - Jenny Julian

Walked this just the other weekend. Lovely walk, the church is beautiful as is the walk through the dunes. Not particularly dog friendly as had to keep her on lead through dunes due to adders. But enjoyed it none the less.

11/27/2011 - Martin Stimson

Did this walk in August, all straight forward. The Heathland is very attractive and the ruined church is a very unusual feature worth lingering over.

6/28/2009 - Walkingworld Administrator

Walked 18th June 09 and all OK.

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