Guided Walks of Overstrand 2021

An Accessible Guided Walk exploring the history of Overstrand led by Tim Bennett

Explore the ‘Village of Millionaires’, the coming of the Railway, the Churchill & Battersea connections, the impact of the Great War and more

Guided Walks – £6 (U-16 free) Help to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA)

Booking is essential as places are limited to 12 per walk, so please phone or text Keith – 07763 339052 Tim 07875 098187

Walks last 2 hours Walks start and finish at The Belfry Centre (next door to the school)

Walks every Wednesday from 28th July at 1.30pm (please meet at 1.15pm at The Belfry Centre)


Dear Cllr Proctor and Cllr Stone,


Walk Cromer would like to fully endorse the attached statement provided by the Ramblers which is attached to this letter below.
Whilst there have always been many people who have been passionate about the countryside and the need to enhance and protect Public Rights of Way, never before has the Rights of Way Network provided such a lifeline to everybody as it has now during the COVID-19 crisis.
We have witnessed locally on our own network and nationally via social media that people everywhere are embracing their Public Rights of Way and have realised the importance of good connectivity and access to the countryside.
Whilst we have read Norfolk County Council’s budget and understand the difficulties it faces in the coming months and years; we also acknowledge the aspirations set out in the Norfolk Access Improvement Plan. The Highways Team which are tasked to manage rights of way are over stretched and single officers are managing hundreds of parishes whilst neighbouring councils have officers managing areas a quarter of the size. Walk Cromer would welcome a change in stance when it comes to promoting the Local Public Rights of Way Network and look forward to seeing some of the aspirations as sent out in the NAIP being met in the future.

Read the full letter here

Guided Walks of Overstrand

A NEW Accessible Guided Walk of Overstrand led by Tim Bennett following the successful Guided Walks of 2017 & 2018

  • Walks last 2 hours
  • Explore the ‘Village of Millionaires’
  • The Importance of the Railway
  • Winston Churchill & Edgar Speyer
  • Impact of the Great War on the Village
  • Poppyland & Clement Scott

All walks depart and culminate at The Belfry Centre, 23A Cromer Road, Overstrand, NR27 0NT (next door to The Belfry School)

Guided Walks of Overstrand
  • Wednesday 11th Sept – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)
  • Wednesday 18th Sept – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)
  • Wednesday 25th Sept – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)
  • Wednesday 2nd Oct – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)
  • Wednesday 9th Oct – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)

Guided Walks- £5.00 (U-16’s Free) Max 15 people

Guided Walks of Overstrand

Tim Bennett – Guide

A NEW Accessible Guided Walk of Overstrand led by Tim Bennett following the successful Guided Walks of 2017 & 2018

  • Walks last 2 hours
  • Explore the ‘Village of Millionaires’
  • The Importance of the Railway
  • Famous residents of Overstrand
  • Impact of the Great War on the Village
  • Poppyland & Clement Scott


Guided Walks – £5.00 (U-16’s Free) All walks depart and culminate at The Belfry Centre, 23A Cromer Road, Overstrand, NR27 0NT (next door to The Belfry School)

Dates of Walks

  • Wednesday 26th June – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)
  • Wednesday 3rd July – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)
  • Wednesday 10th July – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)
  • Wednesday 17th July – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)
  • Wednesday 24th July – 1.30-3.30pm (1.15pm Meet)

The Belfry Centre for Music & Arts
23A Cromer Road,
Overstrand, Norfolk,
NR27 0NT

Tel – 01263 579196
Mob – 07763 339052

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Weekend Walks 2019

weekend walksSaturday 23 March Cromer – Overstrand

  • 12 noon: From pier, clifftop & beach walk to Overstrand and back (4.5 miles)

Sunday 4 May Cromer – Sheringham

  • 1.30pm: From Crab & Lobster Festival field (4.5 miles)

Saturday 27 July Cromer – Felbrigg

  • 12 noon: From Cromer Information Centre and back (6 Miles)

Saturday 26 October Cromer – Overstrand

  • 12 noon: From Community Hall; 1.30pm From Belfry Overstrand for village tour

Sunday 8 December Weybourne Circular

  • 10.30am beach car park & back (5.5 miles)

Join us for some informal group walks There will be a walk leader but you will be taking part at your own risk. Wear suitable clothing, take water. hot drink & snack. Some walks will stop at a cafe for a break and refreshment. Numbers arc limited, so please arrive 10 mins early to sign in. Walks are free, though we welcome contributions for our chosen charity (British Heart Foundation)

Walk Cromer’s 2019 AGM. Thursday 14th March at The Cliftonville Hotel

Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

WAW AGM invite

This year we have invited Deborah Brookes to come and talk to you about “England’s Great Walking Trails.” This exciting project has secured £1m in funding from the Discover England Fund to promote walking holiday packages to visitors from Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. The Norfolk Coast Path is one of 7 participating National Trails in England.

If you are an accommodation provider, pub, food and drink provider, attraction or tour operator on the Norfolk Coast Path you may be interested to find out from Deborah how you can sign up to the international supplier trade directory and how to access the online business development resources available to help you develop your business for international walkers!

Please come along and find out about what Walk Cromer has planned for 2019, how you could be involved and how it might benefit your business!

Walk Cromer Bag

walk cromer bagA brilliant Christmas stocking substitute, holds loads of lovely gifts, can be used through-out the year for shopping, carrying down to the beach, holding craft supplies etc.

This generously sized canvas shopper (36 x 36 x 24cm) has our logo on one side and is plain on the other.

£4.50 from Cromer Information Centre

(£8 inc p&p, cheque or PO to “Cromer WAW” c/o 61 Clifton Park, Cromer NR27 9BG)

Walkers are Welcome National Conference 12-14 October 2018

Annual National Walkers are Welcome Get Together and AGM a real success for Cromer

A group of people walking is known as an amble, but at this weekend’s Walkers are Welcome annual national get together in Cromer the pace was certainly not slow, and the weekend clearly showed the passion there is for walking.

60 delegates came from across the country to Cromer for a packed itinerary showing off the best of the town and area; delegates came from near and as far afield as Ross-on-Wye, Moffat, Kirkby Stephen and Henley-on-Thames. The wonderful mix of delegates all brought a strong view with them: “walking is good for all and their locales are set up to welcome walkers”. They all took home the knowledge that the walking around Cromer is worth travelling for, and the town is a somewhere special. The objective for Walk Cromer, the local organising team, was that delegates took home the message that Cromer was worth the journey: mission accomplished!

Over the weekend there were informal walks for all to enjoy, and organised walks to show the breadth of the interesting features around Cromer. Martin Warren led people on his amazing geology walk showing the depth of the history we have to offer, Tim Bennett led his moving walk around Overstrand, Malcolm English took groups on a photography walk around town, and Alan Tutt took people around the war history of Cromer. Rob Spray told of the unique chalk reef and a journey through its beauty, a real hidden gem.

Thanks to Richard Leeds and the Lifeboat team who led a group to watch and photograph the launch of the lifeboat on Sunday morning and explained the workings to the attendees. Gina Bradbury and Debbie North shared their journey putting together their online Outdoor Guide and their mixed experiences of making walking, and other elements of the outdoor experience, accessible to those who need wheels to get around.

At the Friday evening reception on the pier, over supper at the Old Rockshop Bistro on Friday and at the conference dinner, hosted at the Cliftonville, attendees took the opportunity to discuss walking in a more informal setting and share ideas for promoting the wider elements of walking and the challenges in their own areas.

“There are so many people to thank for helping across the weekend,” said Gemma Harrison in the local organising team, “from both the District and Town councils, to the businesses who supported the event and all the people across Cromer who made the attendees so welcome”. Some delegates the opportunity to make the conference weekend an opportunity to visit more of the area and had spent the previous week exploring and all reported the amazing welcome from the area, it’s people and facilities. “All the feedback we have had suggests delegates will be returning to Cromer, and will be recommending Cromer to friends and colleagues back home,” said Gemma.

Walkers are Welcome is a network of more than 100 towns & villages all over Britain.

Each destination has created its own unique offering based on its countryside assets, and on the community led group who run the project locally. Some offer guided walks and events throughout the year, others offer web based help and information.

The Cromer Walkers are Welcome volunteers aim to help walkers with interesting printed guides and maps around town. They also check & report on local footpaths and make it easier for walkers themselves to report problems. They are also involved in consultations with councils and other relevant bodies regarding developments and plans which may concern walkers.

Anyone wishing to join the small team of volunteers should contact Gemma at

Hilary’s Hike 4 Heart

hilary cox - hike 4 heartJoin Hilary for any section of this walking & cycling challenge around the county on the wonderful Norfolk Trails network raising vital funds for the BHF

Starting & finishing on Cromer Pier from Sunday 30th September at 11am, finishing on Wednesday 10th October. Walks vary in length from 7 to 15 miles per day or cycling from 20 to 30 miles per day

Donations to:

or contact Hilary for more information on how you can get involved:

bhf-wahilary's hike 4 heart



  • 30 Sept: Cromer – Felbrigg – Aldborough Walking
  • 1 Oct: Aldborough – Blickling – Aylsham Walking
  • 2 Oct: Aylsham – N. Walsham – Waxham Cycling
  • 3 Oct: Waxham – Winterton – Gt. Yarmouth Walking
  • 4 Oct: Gt Yarmouth – Beccles – Bungay Electric bike
  • 5 Oct: Bungay – Diss – Knettishall Heath Electric bike
  • 6 Oct: Knettishall Heath – Castle Acre Cycling
  • 7 Oct: Castle Acre – Burnham Deepdale Cycling
  • 8 Oct: Burnham Deepdale – Wells Walking
  • 9 Oct: Wells – Weybourne Walking
  • 10 Oct: Weybourne – Cromer Walking