New circular walk and accessibility improvements to the Coast Path
Yesterday saw official opening of a new circular walk between Holkham and Wells and accessibility improvements to a popular section of the Norfolk Coast Path.
The section of the Coast Path between Holkham and Wells was upgraded this winter with a brand-new surface made out of locally sourced materials which means that the formerly uneven surface can now be used by all.
A need for the improvements was identified after a review was carried out by the Active Trails team who assess paths across the county. The team helps to highlight areas for improvement and creates guides to make sure people looking for walks can easily identify if a route is suitable for them or their family and friends. This work over recent years means Norfolk is now more accessible than ever with 18 access tested route guides covering more than 35 miles of paths.
In addition to the Coast Path improvements a new circular walk between Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea has just been created opening-up a 6.75 mile, fully signed, route in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. This takes the total number of circular routes off the coast path to 29. This is in addition to 9 circular walks off the Marriott’s Way Norfolk Trail and 8 upcoming new circular walks soon to be created off the Weavers' Way Norfolk Trail.
The access improvement scheme builds on work completed last summer to completely remove stiles from the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path to make them more accessible than ever for everyone.