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Hike Norfolk - Morston Circular Walk (5.5 Miles) - Sunday 4th February

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Morston Quay

Quay Road · Morston

How to find us

At the benches near the information centre.

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Join us for this spectacular walk starting from the marshes at Morston, which are owned by the National Trust, this 5.5 mile (8km) walk weaves its way away from the coast along the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail, through woodland adjacent to a babbling river to the village of Cockthorpe. Standing on a ridge of high land, Cockthorpe offers stunning views all around.

Heading back, the route passes through the old Langham Airfield indicatated now only by the concrete tracks and the poultry sheds which seem to dominate so many disused airfields. The airfield was built during the Second World War and was a base for planes including Beaufighters, Hurricanes, Mosquitoes and Wellingtons.

Looking down towards the coast Blakeney Point can be seen. This shingle ridge or 'spit' is 4.5 miles long and is built up by the action of the sea.

We will meet at Blakeney National Nature Reserve Pay and Display Car Park I'll be waiting at the benches near the information centre (Morston Quay, Quay Road, Morston, Norfolk, NR25 7BH); Morston Quay, Blakeney and Cley are all off A149 Cromer to Hunstanton road.

Parking: pay and display at the Green Way Stiffkey Saltmarshes, Morston Quay and Blakeney Quay . SatNav: NR25 7BH (4£ charge for a car/ free for members of National Trust). This is a beginner friendly walk with a pace and distance for everybody. I'll make sure nobody gets left behind.

We will walk at a leasurly pace of about 3mph and do a bit longer stop for some food along the way so be sure to bring some food and drink with you. Coast can be very windy and rainy this time of the year so make sure you dress accordingly to the weather. Route has been recc'd and looks good, quite muddy at places, bit of brambles overhanging footpath at a short distance and one easy obstruction, very easy for adventurers like us ! Friendly dogs welcome !