Sunday 14 February 2016. Today’s 7.6-mile walk started from the car park at Weybourne Hope and took us on a circular route along the cliff tops towards Sheringham before turning inland towards the edge of Sheringham Park and then on to Weybourne station. From here we walked parallel to the railway track past Kelling Halt before crossing the line to walk through Kelling Heath. The last leg was from Kelling Hard (well named!) as we slogged along the shingle beach back to the cars.
8 of us set out along the cliffs with a strong (20mph) cold wind blowing off the sea. The turn inland came as something of a relief and we were joined soon after by Hilary who has set out in the opposite direction from Weybourne station. We stopped at the foot of the Gazebo for coffee after making the climb to the top. I haven’t been able to find any reference to the actual height of the platform but it stands on top of a hill at 220ft above sea level and provides 360 degree views across the tree tops.
Resuming the walk, we made our way to Weybourne Station to make use of the facilities before going on to the small lake near Kelling Halt for our lunch break. A steam train passed by whilst we tucked in to our sandwiches etc. The last leg of the walk took us through Kelling Heath where the gorse was in bloom before crossing over the A149 and on to Kelling Hard. The last mile or so was something of a slog with several sections of shingle beach making it hard going. I hadn’t done the bit across the heath before and, all in all, this was a most enjoyable walk with a great variety of scenery. One that I’ll certainly do again but probably in the opposite direction to get the shingle beach part out of the way right at the start.