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Bacton heritage walk

  • Walking
  • On your own
  • Outdoors
  • Gentle exercise
  • Bring a friend
  • Family friendly
  • Dog friendly

Enjoy a 3.5 mile (6.5k) peaceful circular walk along an old pilgrim route to find the ruins of Bromholm Priory. The route includes a wander on the beautiful sands of Bacton beach.

The Paston family had close connections with Bromholm Priory, which was a major pilgrim destination in the Middle Ages. Visit our website to use our audio guide, narrated by Agnes Paston, to discover more and explore a 3D reconstruction of the magnificent priory.

Good for

  • Scenic enjoyment and photography in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB).

  • Wellbeing: relaxation through meditation and mindfulness activities; enhancing curiosity and connection with the exterior landscape through immersive heritage storytelling for adults and children (see

  • Wellbeing, through anxiety-reducing and dementia friendly easy-to-read maps, a waymarked route, GPX live GPS tracking, and photographic and text-description walk overviews offering reassurance for those unfamiliar with the route.

  • Families: with the beach, nearby forest, a children's public playpark on the trail route and ice-cream usually on sale in nearby cafes. 

  • Heritage lovers and tourists: discover the origins of the Paston story.

  • Physical fitness: walk can be extended to include our Paston village heritage walk, or further inland to North Walsham or Cromer via the Paston Way. Can also connect to the Norfolk Coastal Path.

Click Here to visit the full Paston Walks web page for more information about this walk and others.

  • When


  • Where

    Outlook, Cart Gap Road, Happisburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 0QL

About this facility


  • Viewing/waiting space
  • Public transport
  • Parking
  • Café
  • Toilets