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Holkham Gap and West Beach from Wells-next-the-Sea
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Photo from the walk - Holkham Gap and West Beach from Wells-next-the-Sea

County/Area - Norfolk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Ascent - 150 feet / 45 metres

Grade - easy

The beach at Wells-next-the-Sea is immense and this walk combines a section of the Norfolk Coast Path with a pleasant walk across West Sands.  

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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