Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Run

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Run

A self-guided trail running holiday from Knettishall Heath to Lowestoft.

3 to 10 nights
48-141 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £420 per person

Find your holiday

About the trail

Steer clear of steep or plentiful ascents and pick a trail running holiday along Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path. This approachable run explores an inland stretch through woodland and fields along Peddars Way, then twists along the coast past dunes and beaches on the Norfolk Coast Path.

Choose your route

  • Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Run
  • Norfolk Coast Path Run
  • Peddars Way Run
  • This route includes dog friendly tour options Norfolk Coast Path Short Running Break

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Walking tours available

We also organise walking holidays along this route. Find out more.

About this route

3 to 4 nights
49 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate / Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £420 per person

Peddars Way Run

Run Peddars Way from Knettishall Heath along an ancient Roman road. Through the Brecks, it explores quiet river valleys and heathland, heading between historic towns and villages on the way to the Norfolk seaside town of Hunstanton. This fairly flat, approachable National Trail is great for fast running or as your first multi-day trail running holiday.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
R-PEDW1 From Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Hunstanton 3 nights, 2 days running Moderate / Demanding £420
R-PEDW2 From Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Hunstanton 4 nights, 3 days running Easy / Moderate £515

Peddars Way Trail Run 3 nights, 2 days running

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

Travel to Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Castle Acre(T). 26 miles (42km) / 1198 ft (365 m) ascent

Day 2

Castle Acre(T) to Hunstanton. 23 miles (36.5km) / 1089 ft (332 m) ascent


Depart from Hunstanton after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£65.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
© Contours Walking Holidays Peddars Way Run map
Knettishall Heath to Hunstanton
49 miles (79 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Travelling through quiet river valleys, ancient heathland and rich farmland along paths only accessible on foot.

Spotting rare wildlife along the route, including deer, stoats, foxes and an array of local and migratory birds.

Arriving at the Victorian seaside resort of Hunstanton and celebrating your successful run in the lively, welcoming atmosphere.

What's included?

  • 3 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

The Peddars Way offers plenty of differing scenery, with the various stops along the trail being equally as diverse. Should you wish to extend your holiday by adding an extra day or two, there are plenty of options available to help you make the most of the extra time.

The popular seaside town of Hunstanton has a range of interesting locations to visit, including Hunstanton Lighthouse and Shipwreck at St Edmund's Point or the splendid Boston Square. If you journey to the outskirts of Hunstanton you can even visit Sandringham Estate. The town itself is bursting with a range of activities and shops to explore, plus the Oasis Alive sports and leisure centre, situated on the seafront, contains a bowling green, a squash court and even a swimming pool in which to take a refreshing dip, or relax in their whirlpool spa.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 49 miles (78.5 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days running
Minimum daily distance: 23 miles (36.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 26 miles (42 km)
Code: R-PEDW1 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T)
End of holiday: Hunstanton

Route Profile

Peddars Way Trail Run Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Norwich and London Stansted.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Thetford), or at Diss. The most convenient station will depend on where your accommodation is booked. The nearest rail station to the end of the trail (Hunstanton) is at King's Lynn (about 16.5 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Thetford. There is a bus service from Hunstanton to King's Lynn.

From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross station/Liverpool Street to Thetford.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail is to take a taxi from Hunstanton back to Thetford. Alternatively, you could take a taxi/bus from Hunstanton to King's Lynn, from where buses (only Monday to Saturday) and trains run to Thetford, but this will take much longer.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.