Distance: 9 miles (14km)
Start/finish: Lady Anne’s Drive, Holkham (turn opposite NR23 1RG)
Terrain: Sandy beach, path
Toughness: Easy
Ascent: 92 metres
Navigation: Easy
Good for: Coast, beach running, families
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 52.9664, 0.8144 / TF8910144709

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.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From car park take boardwalk north to beach, turning rightand heading east along beach
2.7 4.3 At lifeboat station join road and follow this south through Wells-next-the-Sea along Unns Yard, Clubbs Lane andPlummers Hill, crossing Burnt Street and following Market Lane to cemetery
4.4 7.1 Continue south on track to reach Gallow Hill
5.3 8.6 At track junction turn right and head north west, crossing the B1105 into woodland and Holkham Estate to reachHolkham Hall
7.6 12.3 At Holkham Hall take footpath north east into Holkham, crossing A149 and continuing north to return to start

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