England’s Coast Path opens four years from now and will cover the entirety of the country’s sea shore and will be counted as one of the world’s longest walking routes.

As Britain is such a small country, the idea of it claiming one of the longest footpaths in the world seems surprising. However, the creation of the Coast Path that will have a total length of 2,795 miles means the claim of longest footpath is not so surprising.

England already has long coastal routes to enjoy, such as the 630-mile South West Coast Path going round from Somerset to Dorset. There are also footpaths on the east coast, along Lincolnshire, Essex, and Northumbria, and within four years they will all be joined together to create one long path.

However, there is nothing quite like walking along the East Anglian side of the country. The beaches and crumbling cliffs interspersed with quaint villages makes the Norfolk and Suffolk coast one of the best places to go walking in England, and it also provides some challenges as well as the dramatic views.

There are tonnes of great places to go walking that are close to our Norfolk holiday parks. There is also a section of coastal path in Norfolk which is one of England’s National Trails that you can enjoy a day out walking along.

This part of England’s Coast Path has an interesting history to go with it. The Norfolk and Suffolk coast have long been popular holiday destinations in the past and who knows who else walked those same footpaths?

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Photo by: Julian Osley