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Peddars Way Trail Running

Peddars Way Trail Running

A trail running holiday from Knettishall Heath to Hunstanton through the Brecks.

3 to 4 nights
49 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £315 per person

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About this route

Follow 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.

Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Peddars Way Trail Running map
Knettishall Heath to Hunstanton
49 miles (78 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.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
R-PEDW1 From Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Hunstanton 3 nights, 2 days running Moderate / Demanding£315
R-PEDW2 From Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Hunstanton 4 nights, 3 days running Easy / Moderate£405

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
Start

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

Day 1

Thetford/Knettishall Heath(T) to Castle Acre(T). 27 miles (43km) / 1198 ft (365 m) ascent

Day 2

Castle Acre(T) to Hunstanton. 22.5 miles (36km) / 1089 ft (332 m) ascent

Finish

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; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

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
£45.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night


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

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

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 village of Castle Acre is a good choice for a rest day. Beyond the Bailey Gate that stands as a reminder of the village's extensive walls are the remains of a Norman Castle and Clunian Priory, giving those interested in history plenty to explore. There are also a number of shops, pubs and tearooms to enjoy at your leisure, or you could even venture out on a boat trip to nearby Blakeney Point and go seal spotting for the day.

Alternatively, 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 country retreat of The Queen. 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)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 48.5 miles (77.5 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days running
Minimum daily distance: 22.5 miles (36 km)
Maximum daily distance: 27 miles (43 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 and 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.

By Bus - Various bus services run to Thetford and from Hunstanton.

From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross station and Thetford.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to catch a bus/taxi from Hunstanton to King's Lynn rail station. From there trains run to Thetford.

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.

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