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..BRITAIN'S. FAVOURITE. WALKS. TOP 100..EAST of .ENGLAND.
84 betekent: de wandeling eindigde op de 84ste plaats in Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100.
Klik je op dit nummer 84 in de kaart, dan word je doorverbonden met kader 84 hieronder.

Lichtbruin = The Broads National Park........
Lichtgroen = AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) :
............... (the next step down from a National Park)

............... 1. Norfolk Coast AONB .. 2. Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB...3. Dedham Vale AONB.



42

42. Wells-next-the-Sea
......Norfolk Coast AONB...... 13 ½ km ...... licht

Start and finish in the attractive seaside town of Wells-Next-the-Sea.
This walk takes in a bustling harbour, golden sand dunes and thick pine woodlands.

Wells beach is famous for its beach huts (strandhuisjes) , but
it’s the sand dunes that your dog will be desperate to explore.
And if you have enough energy left when you leave the beach, it’s well
worth strolling through the stunning pinewoods to make this into a
circular route. 

To extend the walk continue west along the beach to Holkham Gap.

Although this is a simple route, don’t underestimate the length of the
sea wall
(zeedijk) (which you have to walk in both directions) and that
the whole walk covers 13 ½ km.
The terrain is flat and mostly easy underfoot, but prams and wheelchairs
will struggle on the beach and on the rough paths through the pine-
woods.

• Start / finish: Wells-next-the-Sea. (Stearmans Yard car park)

Map: OS Explorer 251

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Standing on the sea wall ( zeedijk ) and looking to Wells-next-the-Sea.
Although coasters no longer call at the quay and the fishing fleet is reduced in size,
..Wells still has a bustling quayside and the harbour continues to provide shelter for
.. fishing boats and.yachts.
.. It only remains open because of repeated dredging (uitbaggeren).
This is one of these small harbours, which are 'sea' at high tide (hoogwater) and
..
tidal flat (= wad ) at low tide.
The town is no
w a mile from the open water.
.. ( Wells-on-Sea is verleden tijd, het is nu geworden Wells-next-the-Sea.)

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A row of colourful beach huts ( strandhuisjes ) in front of the shelter-belt of Corsican
.. pines.
These pines were planted in the 1860s to protect the newly reclaimed farmland
.. from windblown sand.
The beach huts are on stilts to protect themselves against flooding.


Verdere info:

www.pietsmulders.nl/engeland_norfolkcoastpath.html

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1682253/OS-Recom....

 

 

 

68

68. Blakeney Point
......Norfolk Coast AONB......... 12 km ..........licht
.......
( volgens website National Trust echter middelzwaar ! )

This coastal walk is a fantastic one for wildlife fans.
It takes in a beautiful sand and shingle spit
(kiezel-schoorwal) which
during breeding season is a playground for a colony of 500 seals.


Blakeney Point is part of the Blakeney National Nature Reserve and has
been managed by the National Trust since the early 1900s.

The area is well known for its thriving seal colonies, with grey seal pups
born from November to January.

Seal mating season takes place shortly after the pups are born with bulls fighting for territories and female attention, which creates an awesome spectacle.

As well as seals, Blakeney Point is also an internationally important
breeding ground for seabirds with up to 4,000 Sandwich terns breeding
here from March to August.

The route will really depend on the tide conditions.
Ideally you need to reach Blakeney Point at low tide.

This walk starts from the car park at Cley beach and follows the beach
and shingle spit, home to rare plants including sea poppy, sea pea and
shrubby sea blight.
Keep walking until you reach the dunes at the end of the spit then turn
left over the main ridge (away from the sea) to reach the National
Trust’s impressive blue Lifeboat House.
A wooden boardwalk leads from the Lifeboat House to the beach by
Blakeney Harbour, which is a great place for spotting seals on the tidal
sands.

Explore the beach, dunes and spectacular wildlife, then return via your outbound route to Cley car park.

• Start / finish: Cley beach, Norfolk Wildlife Trust car park.

Map: OS Explorer 251

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Blakeney Point, the sand spit
(schoorwal ) which has the largest seal colony in England.

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Blakeney Point, the Watch House.

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The seals bask at high tide
( hoogwater ) on the sand-bars and are viewed from the
.. boats.
They are a mixture of Common seals
( Gewone zeehond ) and Grey seals
..(Grijze zeehond).

Verdere info:

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney-national-nature-reserve....

www.pietsmulders.nl/engeland_norfolkcoastpath.html

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1682268/OS-Recom....

 

 

 

71

71. Norfolk Coast Path ........ langeafstandspad ...... .. licht

The Norfolk Coast Path is a stunning long-distance trail that showcases
the golden beaches, pretty villages and glorious wildlife of the East
Anglian coast.

The entire route stretches for 138 km from Hunstanton to
Hopton-on-Sea, through a landscape taking in everything from busy
seaside towns and tidal marshes to sweeping sand dunes and huge skies
that seem to stretch beyond the horizon.

Highlights of the Norfolk Coast Path include:
- Hunstanton Cliffs;
- the RSPB nature reserve at Titchwell;
- Brancaster Staithe, Burnham Deepdale and Burnham Overy Staithe;
- the vast sandy expanse of Holkham Beach;
- the pinewoods, beach huts and quirky shops of Wells-Next-The-Sea;
- the seal colonies at Blakeney Point;
- and much, much more.


Een mooi deeltrajectje van 2 dagen:
1. Brancaster (T)
Wells-next-the-Sea ...........
19 km
2. Wells-next-the-Sea Blakeney
.................. 13 km
Travel to Wells-next-the-Sea and book there your accommodation
There is a coastal bus.


The beautiful seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, comprised of stately Georgian houses
.. and a small harbour.
On the left is the famous landmark
(= markant object) , a large green-painted  granary
..  with loading gantry, which was built around 1905.
This granary has now been turned into luxury flats.
The town once boasted over a dozen granaries and maltings, but today only this one is
... left.
The quay is still used by some fishing boats that you can see unloading their catch.


Verdere info:


www.contours.co.uk/norfolk-coast-path-short-break#NCPSB

www.pietsmulders.nl/engeland_norfolkcoastpath.html

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1682355/OS-Recom....

 

 

 

77

77. Flatford and Constable Country walking trail
....DDedham Vale AONB....... 11 ½ km ...... lichte wandeling

It’s easy to understand why Constable loved this lovely lowland
landscape, and this walk takes in its most treasured highlights.

This walk on the Essex-Suffolk border explores the picturesque
Stour Valley
and Dedham Vale, made famous by John Constable’s 18th
century paintings.

Constable was one of 18th century England’s most celebrated landscape artists, and having been born in Suffolk he’s most well known for his
paintings of Dedham Vale and its surrounding areas. And it’s not hard to
see why.

This beautiful lowland England landscape is full of picturesque villages,
rolling farmland, lazy rivers, grassy meadows and ancient woodlands;
all of which are perfect for exploring on foot.
With much of East Anglia’s landscape drained and ploughed, the
wildlife-rich hedgerows and wildflower meadows of this AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) provide a green oasis among busy arable
faming countryside.

The walking route is a ramble from Manningtree through the
quintessential English vistas of Flatford.

The mostly flat walk follows a section of the Stour Valley, past the
hamlet of Flatford and Flatford Mill, with its National Trust café.
You’ll also pass through the lovely village of Dedham, where you can
visit museums, art galleries, pubs, shops, and even hire rowing boats
and canoes.

• Start / finish: Carpark Manningtree Station.

Maps: OS Explorer 184, 196, 197

John Constable, The Hay Wain. Vergelijk met de volgende foto (de huidige toestand):

Willy Lott's Cottage.

Flatford Mill

Stour River
Valley.

Verdere info:

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford/trails/flatford-and-constable....

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1682332/OS-Recom....

 

 

 

84

84. Cambridge City Walk ( Colleges and the Backs)
....Cambridge......... 7 ½ km ......... licht

Cambridge is an ancient, quintessentially English city with outstanding medieval architecture, a lovely riverside setting and attractive
inner-city greens.


This walk takes in all of Cambridge’s most famous landmarks, including:
- King’s College and Trinity College – which lists Isaac Newton among its
famous alumni – and
- the glorious riverside walk along the ‘Backs’ that shows off the quieter
side of colleges that have housed and helped form some of Britain’s
greatest academic minds.

But this walk isn’t just about the colleges. You’ll also cross the large
grassy common of Parker’s Piece (widely acknowledged as the
birthplace of association football), stroll past the doors of the Scott-Polar Research Inst.
(worth a visit for anyone fascinated by Arctic and Antarctic exploration),
and walk stretches of the beautiful River Cam that will be crammed
with punters even in the dead of winter (have a go, we dare you).

• Start / finish: Cambridge Station.

Map: OS Explorer 225, 229

St. John’s Street with St. John’s College on the left.

The Backs.

Verdere info:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/feb/01/great-city-walks-c.....

https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1682321/OS-Recom....

 


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