The 31st Round Norfolk Relay
The Ultimate Club Experience

ARC permit 17/380

A pay and display car park, cafe and toilets are adjacent to the changeover point

STAGE 4

Wells-Next-The-Sea to Cley

11.14 miles

Minimum age 17 yrs

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Ample parking at the changeover

4a. Proceed 1 mile down the concrete broadwalk towards Wells. At the end of the broadwalk bear left round the Harbour Master's Office/Maritime Museum (TF 915 438) and follow the edge of the quay to the main road. ⚠ Beware of traffic and pedestrian congestion.
4b. Turn left and continue straight on for 300 metres to the chandlery at the end of the quay.
4c. Go straight on at the chandlerey (TF 918 437) signed as 'East Quay Only'.
4d. At the next junction (TF 922 437) fork left through the yard area.
4e. <After 100 metres at the Wells Harbour Commissioner's boat storage compound, keep left on to Acorn Way marked path.
4f. Do not deviate from this path until you reach the end of the raised bank in 0.5 miles (TF 930 436). Here, bear left down the bank into a small copse and continue on the path for about 1.75 miles.
4g. At the tarmac track (TF 956 438) bear right and after just 25 metres take the grass path to the right and continue for 0.5 miles to Stiffkey car park.
4h. At Stiffkey car park (TF 964 439) (access point) go straight on and continue for 1.5 miles along the Coastal Path signed "Morston 23/4 miles'.
4i. At Stiffkey Fen turn left at the top of the raised bank. After 300 metres go through the gate and turn immediately left on to the track.
4j. After a further 200 metres, at the boat landing area (TF 990 442), turn right with the boats on the right hand side. Continue on the path.
4k. After about 0.4 miles at the creek, if the tide is out, make your way straight on keeping to the track close to the fence (not the acorn marked path). If the tide is in go through the gate and beyond the fence. Negotiate the path to the other side of the creek.
4l. On the other side of the creek return to the path, keeping as close as possible to the fence on your right hand side. Continue for 0.6 miles.
4m. At the next major track junction at the "Morston Marshes' sign turn left in the direction of the prominent observation post building 250 metres ahead (TG 006 442).
4n. Continue past the observation post building and follow the acorn marked Coastal Path. Do not take the major track out of the car park.
4o. Continue on the Coastal Path for 1.5 miles towards Blakeney church visible in the distance.
4p. At the steps ignore the bridleway and continue on the acorn marked Coastal Path.
4q. At the junction of the paths by a private house garden, continue on the acorn marked Coastal Path.
4r. On arrival at Blackeney bear right around the wall.
4s. Follow the path to the village sign and turn left on to the road.
4t. Keep to the left of the white barriers.
4u. At the end of the barriers rejoin the road and continue past the Manor Hotel (TG 028 443). 25 metres after the hotel, as the road bears sharp right, go straight through a gate on to the National Trust Permissive Path. Follow the obvious path for 300 metres. ⚠ Beware of traffic and pedestrial congestion. Keep to the foot path/pavement.
4v. At the fence go through the open gate and bear right 15 metres along an obvious path to another gate (please close the gate behind you).
4w. Go throught the gate and follow the obvious path up through the wooded area for 30 metres.
4x. At the end of the path go through the gate and turn left (please close the gate behind you). Follow the fence on the left. On arrival at the cafe turn right (as per the second photo) and follow the road for 400 metres to the A149.
4y. At the A149 turn left and continue for 0.5 miles to Cley (TG 041 438). ⚠ HIGH RISK POINT - Keep to the path where possible
4z. At the end of the houses on the left hand side of the road coming out of Cley and immediately after the stone bench, turn left down the bank through the gate in the hedge and follow the obvious path.
4aa After 40 metres bear right at the acorn sign and follow the raised bank for 0.8 miles to the changeover at the beach car park. DO NOT COME OF THE BANK TO RUN ON THE ROAD.

Access point for vehicles to monitor runners: Turn left at Post Box/Bus Stop into Greenway on entry into Stiffkey (TF 965 439)
Toilets are opposite Blakeney Quay car park (TG 028 442)
Access point for runners and for Wiveton Hall cafe and toilets (TG 039 437)

NB.  Runners on this stage MUST be given a copy of this route description.