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Beery Walk 12: Cromer Ridge from Roman Camp (The North Face of the Cromer Ridge)

Hill walking in Norfolk!

Starting from the beauty spot of Roman Camp we will explore the wooded landscape on the North Face of that great glacial feature, the Cromer Ridge and enjoy some Poppyland beer along the way.

The walk is 4.2 kilometres (2.6 miles) and rises and falls through 99 m over its course; not easy in Norfolk. Crampons and ropes will not be required. It covers a diverse range of habitat and several climatic zones. Features of this walk will include:

There will be beer for those who book ahead online. Samples of beer from Poppyland Microbrewery will be consumed along the way and I will tell you about the inspiration for brewing that I draw from North Norfolk's landscape.

For meeting point SEE THE SECTION BELOW. Here is a link to the field guide if you want a preview of the geology. Note that advice in the field guide about parking may not be the meeting point for this Geology Walk.

Geology Walks: date for Beery Walk 12 from Roman Camp in 2018

May 7Bank Holiday MonCromer Ridge from Roman Camp1.30pm-4.30Beery ridge walk (over 18s only)Email to book

This date is provisional and should be confirmed when you make a booking. In the event of bad weather the leader will always turn up at the starting point.

Tickets and booking

Tickets are paid for on the day, £15.00 drinkers, £5.00 abstainers and includes a bottle of beer and some further tasters of other beer from Poppyland Brewery. Booking is vital to comply with the licensing laws.

Please use the email links in the table listing above to book your place.

See below for the meeting place.


Please come adequately dressed. It's really important that you are well prepared.

The paths may be muddy and wet in places, so please:

Do wrap up well; some people come without adequate coats and hats. It can be chilly on the beach, even in summer and we want you to enjoy yourself, not shiver.

Inclement weather

While the walks have a really remarkable record of getting fine weather, there is always the chance of a really bad day. I work on the principal that there is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing. We can still have fun, even in the rain. But if it really is that bad we can take a vote on what to do. In the event of bad weather the leader will always turn up at the starting point.


As we shall be moving much of the time dogs are not expected to be a problem, so you may bring well-behaved dogs. There is a road to cross, so they will have to be on a lead at least part of the time.

Roman Camp meeting place

Please assemble in the small National Trust car park (50p parking ticket) at Roman Camp. You will find this a short distance off Sandy Lane (which runs between the Roamn Camp public house at Aylmerton and West Runton. Turn westwards off Sandy Lane on to a gravel roadway at the crest of the hill that comes up from West Runton. Grid reference TG 18394 41376 (Geo-reference 52° 55'31.24"N, 1°14'51.15"). Come at 1.15 for a 1.30pm start.

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