Running in Wells-next-the-Sea

Running in Wells-next-the-Sea

Overview

Holkham Beach
 Distance: 9 miles/14km
 
 Start/finish: Anne's Drive, Holkham (NR23 1RG)
 
 Terrain: Sandy beach, path
 
 Toughness: Easy
 
 Ascent: 92 metres
 
 Navigation: Easy
 
 Good for: Coast, beach running, families
 
 Route info: wildrunning.net/33
 A spectacular alternative to the Coast Path run between Holkham and Wells-next-the- Sea, this run simply follows the broad, white, sandy beach from where you emerge from tall pine trees on a boardwalk leading from Lady Anne’s Drive down to the beach all the way to Wells. To return, winding through the streets of Wells to reach a lane into Holkham Estate, entering the estate to run through cool, peaceful woodland and past the Hall, ice house and lake to the main entrance, before returning to the start. Alternatively, either follow the wonderful beach back, running in the shallow water at the edge of the vast North Sea, or head up and down the dunes which line the beach. Other return routes can be found along the Coast Path.
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 Alternatively, acquaint yourself with the spectacular scenery of the Norfolk Coast AONB and run a section of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path. The stretch between Holme-next-the-sea and Stiffkey is renowned for its wildlife and is dotted by salt marshes, flint villages and small harbours. 
 Also using part of the Peddars Way, the 7-mile Great Eastern Pingo Trail loops through woodland, heathland and meadow. Run through the nature reserve and past the pingos - shallow pools formed during the last ice age that now teem with wildlife. The route is waymarked meaning you’re free to completely lose yourself in nature’s beauty. Runner’s high achieved, it’s back to the hostel to kick off your muddy trainers, clean up, relax and refuel."
 

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Running in Wells-next-the-Sea

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: TF 91670 43464

Lat/Lng: 52.954299, 0.85182032

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