Shecro one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021







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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Sheringham and Cromer.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Sheringham and Cromer.

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This route has been reviewed by 5 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 5

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3) No (2)

Problems reported -  Access (1) Safety (1)

Downloads - 5


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Grid Ref TG1576243054
Lat / Lon 52.94151° / 1.20963°
Easting / Northing 615,762E / 343,054N
What3Words envy.masterful.partner
Grid Ref TG2138242023
Lat / Lon 52.92997° / 1.29242°
Easting / Northing 621,382E / 342,023N
What3Words splint.invented.shepherds

Shecro One's land is

Arable 9.8%
Intertidal flats 29.4%
Pasture 43.7%
Urban 17.1%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Hiking Historian

12 Jan 2022 Winter

Not sure how this route was verified, as chunks of it are unachievable due to coastal erosion, leading to footpaths vanishing.


31 Dec 2021 Winter

This route would be fine if it followed the waymarked coastal footpath but currently tries to take you across a closed clifftop footpath that is either impossible or dangerous to follow around East Runton.

At low tide an alternative is to walk from Sheringham to Cromer along the beach.


26 Sep 2021 Autumn

Great coastal route, tough going in places as steep steps up Beeston Bump but spectacular views all the way.

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12 Sep 2021 Summer

Sheringham is a bustling North Norfolk coast town with plenty of places to eat and drink (crab is the speciality around here).

Starting at the railway station, head north towards the seafront and down to the lower promenade. There is step free access. Follow the promenade east past a first row of beach huts, to find a steep set of 59 steps to the right and a ramp leading uphill to the Norfolk Coast Path and cliff top. The cliff top path is quite rough, the cliffs themselves are fragile and prone to erosion, so follow any warning signs.

Continue over Beeston Bump. Here the path ascends and descends steeply with 33 steps on the Sheringham side and 66 steps on the Cromer side. Follow the coast path, passing a couple of caravan parks, with one awkward pinch point to arrive at West Runton. There are toilets and refreshments at West Runton. Continue following the coast path over the cliff tops and through another caravan site until reaching the main A149. So far, so good.

From this point, problems start to occur. The sections along the cliff top either side of East Runton Gap on the SlowWay map are not accessible. Although marked as public footpaths on the OS map, they are now cut off by dense bracken and caravans. So follow the Norfolk Coast Path along the A149 through East Runton village and onwards. The pavements here are very narrow and the traffic is quite heavy.

After East Runton, the Norfolk Coast Path takes a rather artificial route through yet another caravan park and across an open area which doubles as a car park and picnic area. The path is indistinct and quite often blocked with vehicles and picnickers. An alternative is to remain on good pavement alongside the A149 into Cromer.

On entering Cromer from the west, the signage for the railway station is non-existent. The SlowWay map takes Beach Road to the station.


30 Aug 2021 Summer

Picturesque enough, especially when going over the "bump" but later stages traverse a succession of caravan/camping sites, which is less interesting, and feels slightly intrusive. Path is generally good, being a mix of hard standing, trail, and grass, but a steep set of steps going up the bump renders it inaccessible to buggies and wheelchairs.

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