01694 723600 info@secrethillswalking.co.uk
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Norfolk’s Fabulous Coast and Countryside

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Why Book With Us?

  • Value for Money
  • Personal Service
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • No single supplement (UK only)
  • Flights from local airports (Europe only)

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Do not hesitate to contact us. We are an expert team and we are always happy to talk to you.

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01694 723600

You matter to us & we promise to provide you with a superb walking & social holiday, tailored specifically to your needs. We provide walking holidays for walkers & as walkers ourselves, we appreciate & understand the requirements of a walking holiday.

Situated on the east coast of England, north Norfolk has 45 miles of stunning coastline, Blue Flag beaches, big skies and breath-taking countryside. Our guided walking solos holiday takes in some of the magnificent unspoilt beaches as well as the lovely rolling inland scenery.

We take pride in offering guided walking holidays uniquely for solos and singles in beautiful destinations across the UK and Europe. Unlike many other walking companies which offer solos holidays as an extra, we are unique in that we only deal in solos guided walking.  We also design bespoke holidays for special groups.

  • Five Days
  • Refund guarantee
  • Expert Tour Guides
  • Four Nights
  • Location: Norfolk
What you get on a Secret Hills Break
  • Hotel bed and breakfast– en suite two nights/ three nights if the holiday falls on a Bank Holiday – Spring Bank or August Bank Holiday
  • Dinner- three course.
  • Lunch- except first day
  • Sole Occupancy
  • Personal service
  • Expert guiding- friendly, local guides that know the area superbly well
  • Transport to walks start and finish as needed
  • Flexibility
  • No single supplement
  • A social, relaxed approach
  • Full joining details prior to your holiday
  • Our administration support from the point of booking to you joining the holiday

Hotel and Meals

We stay at the Dormy House Hotel Cromer-  on the cliffs at West Runton close to Cromer.

Dinner is three course and we provide lunch at one of Norfolk’s lovely country pub.

You can reserve extra nights by request.

Great reasons to join us

There are other walking holiday companies that cover the countryside but we believe we offer the best value for many reasons….

  • We specialise in organising guided walking holidays for single and solos travellers
  • We are a small friendly company
  • We have a loyal customer base who return again and again (so we must be doing something right) – read our testimonials page on the website
  • We offer a lot of flexibility – you can stay extra nights which we are happy to organise for you. We are also very flexible on the walks we provide, adapting to suit walkers and weather conditions
  • Our walk leading is second to none. Unlike some other large Walking Companies, we use LOCAL leaders who live in the area and who love their surroundings. They have expert knowledge of everything you need to know to make an area come alive.
  • You are safe in our hands – our guides are experts, fully qualified in first aid. Also, because of their local knowledge of the hills, they can respond to any situation that might for example demand cutting short a route. They don’t need to consult maps – they know the hills intimately.
  • Our leaders are all easy-going, genuinely sociable people who want to ensure that you have the best time you can with the rest of the group. They make the weekend fun by engaging with all members of a group, and ensuring that everyone feels part of the group experience.
  • We give great value for money. Because we recognise that lots of walkers holiday on their own, we have negotiated no single supplement deals with all our hotels to ensure the best possible deal.
  • We always use good hotels. 
  • We have smaller groups than some of the larger walking companies, because we believe the social experience is much better in a smaller group. People can talk to everyone, especially at dinner where you can all sit on one table in a small group. Our numbers vary from holiday to holiday but an average group size would be 8-12.

Directions

Getting to Cromer 

From the South – M11/A11 – Norwich/Thetford then A148 Cromer.

From North

 Either M62 Leeds or A1M – Then A1M to A17 – Kings Lynn.

Then A149 Cromer/Hunstanton eventually turning into A148 Cromer.

From Midlands and South West

M5 and  M6 south to jnction with A14 – proceed for 30 miles then take A605 Peterborough.

Then A47 Wisbech/Kings Lynn/Swaffham. Then A149 and A148 for Cromer.

By Rail – Cromer has a station

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Itinerary

This is a four and half day social walking holiday, starting on Sunday afternoons at  2.30pm from hotel reception

Walking on  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – til 3pm approximately

If you have booked an additional nights accommodation, note there is no walk on the Friday.

Grades and Difficulty

We walk between 8 and 10 miles per day.  We walk at a steady pace, we don’t rush.  We want you to enjoy our lovely scenery – this countryside is a walkers paradise with good paths and an ever changing landscape.

Its a social weekend as well- enjoy good food, conversation and the company of like minded people.

Sample Walks

These are some of the walks we will use. Your walk leader will discuss the next day’s walk at dinner the evening before.

Norfolk Coast Path- Holkam Hall to Stiffkey through Wells next the sea

Norfolk Coast Path- Cley next the sea to Stiffkey – via Blakeney

Cley for a walk along the dunes and foreshore to Blakeney Point and some seal spotting- and return

Weavers Way to Felbrigg and beyond, return through the Felbrigg woodlands to the hotel

 East towards Overstrand using the Paston walk and heading down to Northstrepps before heading back to the coast and returning on the Coast Path.

Meet New Friends

Its all about meeting new friends. Each holiday is designed to be a friendly, relaxed and stress free occasion. Talking is as important as walking on Secrethills Walking Holidays. We don’t go in for discos, we may use an event that is taking place in the area we are in to boost the weekends activities – but its good, old fashioned chat that makes our short breaks successful.

“Make new friends that turn into old friends” – that’s our motto.

You might be surprised by what fun you’ll have with people who are older or younger than you during a holiday with us, and that’s exactly the sort of atmosphere we encourage; people find it very rewarding. It doesn’t matter what your reasons for traveling with us are, we’ve had people who are single, divorced or widowed, people who have partners that are unable to travel, and people who can’t holiday with their friends anymore as they’ve all got married themselves. There are people who want to make friends, see sights, and experience something completely new. Whatever your reason, we’ll welcome you with open arms and our friendly hosts will help you to get the most out of your holiday.

Don’t worry if this is the first time you have ventured to join a group holiday – its always a bit daunting – but we will look after you and ensure that you get used to being amongst friends again. Trust us to to get you back into the swing of things.

Oh – by the way – its not a dating agency – over the years we have had people meet and fall in love – but that’s just chance. Our aim is that you make like minded friends – just relax and enjoy.

Just arrive and enjoy.

How to Book

To reserve a place on any of our holidays, please follow these simple instructions.

Reserve online  – once you have chosen your holiday, click on Proceed Booking and complete the online form. If you have difficulty reserving online, please  contact us (tel: 01694 723600, email: info@secrethillswalking.co.uk) and we will assist you to complete your booking.

Payment

Please note we cannot take credit/debit card details over the phone. You may pay by the following methods when you book online…

  • Paypal – if you have a Paypal account, simply click on the link to the Paypal website.
  • Credit / Debit card – we use Paypal to host our credit/debit cards facility because it is a very secure system. So if you want to pay with a card, simply click on this option which will take you to our page on the PayPal website. Check in there as a “Guest” to enable your card payment. You do not need to have a Paypal account for this transaction.
  • We will also accept a Bank Transfer – you will find our account details on the booking form.
  • Finally, we will also accept a cheque payable to Secret Hills Walking Holidays and sent to: Secret Hills Walking Holidays, 35 Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6BH

Please note than an initial deposit is required with each booking regardless of which payment method you choose. Your booking will be accepted when your payment (deposit or full balance) is received. Note – if you are reserving a holiday within a month of the start date then the full amount is due immediately and no deposit should be paid.

It is important that you read the terms and conditions before you sign the booking form.

Note – if you are reserving a holiday within a month of the start date then the full amount is due immediately and no deposit should be paid.

Location

There is nowhere like north Norfolk when it comes to enjoying & exploring the outdoors.

There is something for everyone. If you travel to North Norfolk you will find beautiful beaches, the Deep History Coast, breath-taking countryside, big skies, miles of Broads National Park, enchanting forests, historical halls and land-marks. It is like nature’s playground where children and grown-ups can enjoy fun traditional pastimes to make the most of the great outdoors. Activities like crabbing, cloud spotting in the big Norfolk skies, building sandcastles, beachcombing, boating and walking are enjoyed by all generations. 

North Norfolk is steeped in history & heritage. With a past of prosperous landowners and rich proceeds from trade with the continent in goods like wool, many fine buildings, stately homes & churches were built in this era, and can still be explored today. With its 45 miles of coastline, north Norfolk has a rich maritime heritage which can be seen in the towns & museums.
There’s a fascinating heritage to discover in north Norfolk.

Cromer, perched on the very edge of the north Norfolk coast, is famous for its tasty crabs, wide open beaches, a traditional pier complete with a theatre providing seaside special variety shows and is awash with small local independent shops. As you would expect of a seaside town rich in its fishing heritage, it has a lighthouse and a proud tradition of RNLI service. It has been said that the lifeboat service is the lifeblood of the town and the Henry Blogg Museum offers a great insight into the service’s past history.

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Reviews

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Lucy Phillips

Solo Traveller

Hotel ideal for the time we stayed, it accommodated walkers, rooms were good and the staff accommodating. Centrally located to the walks. Organisation all good. Yes (enjoyed guided walking). Thank you! I loved Norfolk and will visit again.

October 13, 2021

Elaine Shoesmith

Solo Traveller

Enjoyed my first walking holiday very much.  Was slightly apprehensive if I would be able to keep up but I ned not have worried.  Our walk leader Mark was excellent at setting the right pace. Mark took excellent care of us and everything was so well organised.  Lunches all taken care of and transport to start of walks each day were very prompt. Would most definitely book another Secret Hills walking holiday – so many to choose from it’s difficult to decide where to go next!  Keep up the good work – you’re doing a brilliant job of taking away all the stress of organising a holiday.  Didn’t have to think about a single thing the entire duration of the holiday.  Thank you!

October 13, 2021

Elaine Norfolk

Solo Traveller

Enjoyed my first walking holiday very much.  Was slightly apprehensive if I would be able to keep up but I ned not have worried.  Our walk leader Mark was excellent at setting the right pace. Mark took excellent care of us and everything was so well organised. Lunches all taken care of and transport to start of walks each day were very prompt. Would most definitely book another Secret Hills walking holiday – so many to choose from it’s difficult to decide where to go next!  Keep up the good work – you’re doing a brilliant job of taking away all the stress of organising a holiday.  Didn’t have to think about a single thing the entire duration of the holiday. Thank you

October 12, 2021

Marian Hawkesworth

Solo Traveller

Reservation straightforward. All completed on-line. Good to receive communication after making the booking, plus invoice information. Very warm welcome both from the owner and Secret Hills walking leader/guide. I had a nice room, pleasant view. Clean. Hotel staff helpful. Very much enjoyed guided walking. I learned a lot about the geography and history of the area in which we were walking. Friendly group. We were kept informed about our routes daily basis. Care was taken over our wellbeing, e.g. temperature, and the situation was adjusted accordingly. Splendidly organised. A terrific break where time slowed down for me. I learned much about walking poles, boots and how to utilise my rucksack to my advantage. Thanks to Mark our walking guide/leader. I was in wildflower heaven with the wildflower meadows.

June 18, 2021

Amanda Hubert

Solo Traveller

Holiday organised extremely well in difficult circumstances. Mark was an excellent and amusing guide and dealt with little niggles which occurred at hotel in a very effective way. Very much enjoyed guided walking.

June 18, 2021