Between Bacton and Walcott ~ a not so wordless wednesday

As you know I live in the beautiful English county of Norfolk and more exactly in North Norfolk. This is one of the most loved holiday destinations in the United Kingdom. It is cheaper than the glorious beaches in Cornwall and Devon and easier to reach than Scotland or Wales.

There are many seaside places around here and I have often written about Cromer which is probably the most famous around here. However, it is worth checking out the smaller places like Mundesley  (this is a German post but you can see from the pictures how Mundesley looks like).

Today I show you a couple of pictures from our walk on Monday between Bacton and Walcott two more seaside places that are much loved. I don’t really understand it because Bacton also houses the Gas Terminal which is huge and can be seen from all around the area. Two major gas lines come in from the North Sea which makes it an important and endangered spot in case of war or a terrorist attack. That is why you always see police around. It is probably one of the safest places in the UK and that might appeal to some holidaymakers ;-).

Walcott beach has the street running along it in direct proximity. On sunny days people park along the seaside and have their picnic or fish ‘n chips from the chippie over the road and enjoy the sea view. It’s rather annoying if you want to drive through Walcott because you always have to wait for to oncoming traffic. That “sitting in or around the car and having a picnic” seems to be a very British thing. You can often see people park their cars in nice locations and then sit there for ages enjoying whatever they might be doing. If you ever come to Sandringham you can see hem even having bbq along the road close to their car. I find that rather strange but each to their own ;-).

The cliffs behind the beaches between Mundesley and Cromer are rather high and prone to erosion. So are the cliffs along Bacton and Walcott, however, they are rather low down and I suspect easier to protect. You have thick concrete blocks between the beach and the cliff and we walked all along it towards Walcott because the tide was in and the sea was rather choppy so I didn’t want to risk anything.

But that’s enough explanation. Here are the photos:


Parts of Bacton and Gas Terminal

Description for visually impaired readers: A field in the foreground. A row of houses on the left and a row of houses behind the field. Behind those metal masts and lines from gas terminal and top of image blue sky with light clouding



Can we go now????

Description for visually impaired readers: In foreground black greyhound with a high vis coat on. It looks towards the back of the image where you can see a path to the right, a wooden fence to the left and sky in background


Down by the beach the flood gate is closed

Description for visually impaired readers: Wooden flood Gates in foreground. A concrete wall to the left behind which and further down wooden sea defences lead into choppy sea.


Beach at Cable Gap, Bacton

Description for visually impaired readers: To left path back where the flood gates are. To middle concrete blocks leading from bottom right to middle left. You can see the sea in the middle to the right and the beach underneath as well as the ramp leading down to the beach and the beach defence


Path towards Walcott

Description for visually impaired readers: Path on top of concrete seadefence in the other direction towards Walcott looks like in Shade because picture is taken towards the sun. You can see beach to the left and a little sea with sky and sun.


Typical small street leading from beach towards main street

Description for visually impaired readers: street in middle of picture. To both sides typical North Norfolk walls build from flint and brick

Can we go this way, mum???


Description for visually impaired readers: A sandy path leading towards the left through dunes and beach grass. On top of picture a wooden bench and a wooden pole on the left of it. On bottom right black greyhound looking up the path with a high vis coat on


Information about Sandscaping Scheme between Bacton and Walcott

Description for visually impaired readers: Blue sign with white writing and images describing the sandscaping scheme to protect the coastline


Looking back along the path

Description for visually impaired readers: path on dune and houses to left. To right concrete blocks protecting area, sea defence leading into sea, beach and lots of sky in top of image


The Coastal Path leads along here

Description for visually impaired readers: wooden sign in middle leading both to left and right. White waves behind and light blue sky


The sea at Walcott

Description for visually impaired readers: Bottom right concrete blocks, some sand towards the left, then a band of white waves and sea and light blue sky above.

Crazy wall at Walcott

Description for visually impaired readers: Brick and flint wall to left of picture crowned with concrete animals (Dophin and dragon, etc)


Description for visually impaired readers: flint an brick wall on top of which a stone dragon comes in and out of the top of the wall


No car picnickers at 9am in Walcott 😉

Description for visually impaired readers: to left beach, sea and wooden sea defences. To middle raised concrete blocks, footpath and street to the right. Top right shows a row of houses


Slideshow of walk between Bacton and Walcott, Norfolk, UK


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This post takes part in Wordless Wednesday. Please head over to the Wordless Wednesday blog and find more great photo posts. 

Fellow Blogger writing about Bacton and Walcott:

Invisible Works: Coasting – Bacton

Further Reading:

Walk and Clamp: Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme 2019

Bacton on Wikipedia

Bacton on Bacton Touristinformation

Walcott on Wikipedia

Walcott on Explore Norfolk


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