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New section of trail opens

You can now walk 112 miles around Norfolk's entire coastline for the first time.

The newest section of the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail has opened, giving walkers a route around the whole of the Norfolk coastline for the first time.

The public can now walk the 112-mile uninterrupted Trail from Norfolk’s border with Lincolnshire all the way to its border with Suffolk.

From the new stretch of path, walkers will be able to spot rare and threatened bird species at RSPB Snettisham and enjoy views across The Wash and Wild Ken Hill conservation estate. The area attracts large numbers of migratory and overwintering birds such as knot, dunlin and oystercatcher, so the path was routed carefully to avoid disturbance to breeding and feeding locations.

This latest 33-mile section from Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire to Hunstanton in Norfolk, includes seven miles of new access between Snettisham and King’s Lynn, and crosses the seaward edge of the Sandringham Estate.

Andrew Jamieson, Chair of the Norfolk National Trail Partnership, and Deputy Leader of Norfolk County Council said: “It is great to see the opening of the latest stretches of the King Charles III England Coast Path in Norfolk, which means people can walk around the entire Norfolk coastline for the first time.

“This new section of National Trail enables visitors and local communities to enjoy and explore this remote coast through the Norfolk Coast National Landscape, overlooking The Wash, with big skies, stunning sunsets, and spectacular bird life.”

The Norfolk Coast Path forms part of the King Charles III England Coast Path, which when completed, will form a 2,700-mile route around the whole of the English coast.

This route was established through partnership working between the Norfolk National Partnership, Norfolk County Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Natural England and landowners along the coast.