A pawesome day out at Blakeney and Cley

Barked By Frodo | 17th October 2016

A pawesome day out at Blakeney and Cley

For the very first time my brothers and I set paws on a part of the North Norfolk Coastal path that we hadn’t visited before – walking from the quaint village of Cley-next-the-Sea to the picturesque harbour at Blakeney.

We parked up in the free car park by the Cley village hall, where we off loaded my stroller, water bowls, water, towels, poo bags, first aid kit and all the other paraphanalia we seem to need when we go out!

The walk from Cley to Blakeney is  2 and 3 quarter miles along a clear and very easy to follow path.  The initial section could get a little muddy if it has been raining heavily but the second part has been gravelled and keeps dry.


The path is suitable for doggy strollers although maybe a little bumpy at times but not so much that I would fall out! I would like to add though that I walked 5 miles out of the 5.5 miles of the round  journey – not bad for an 11.5 year old!


When we arrived at Blakeney harbour dad tucked into a delicious breakfast pap from a food catering van. He later said, ‘ That was the tastiest one I’ve ever eaten!’ Shame he didn’t share it with us though!

Of course there are lots of other dog friendly places to enjoy at Blakeney including Blakeney Manor Hotel, The King’s Arms and The White Horse. There is also the ‘Muddy Dog Cafe’ which will be opening shortly. Watch this space for my repawt!


The sun was out and the scenery was wonderful.  On our return to Cley we popped into a new dog friendly cafe called ‘The Artemis Coffee Shop’. We were very impressed with this cafe, not only because we were immediately given a doggy treat each, (I’m sure if you bark nicely you’ll get a treat as well)  but also by the lay-out of the tables and chairs outside.  There are even comfy sofas on which you can enjoy some good food and drink whilst enjoying the magnificent views.  We are also allowed inside! The Three Swallows and The George Hotel  in Cley are also dog friendly.


We had a marvellous time and I would definitely recommend this walk to all my canine pals. Just one word of caution, there is no shade on this walk and it is very exposed, also it is marsh land and over excited doggies who stray off the path could find themselves in trouble.


If you do this walk or visit one of the dog friendly places do let me know!

Woofs Frodo

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2 thoughts on “A pawesome day out at Blakeney and Cley”

  1. Josef and Emma Teckel. (News Editor and Reporter) says:

    Ah, you have at last discovered our favouritest part of the country. We love Cley, especially Cookies Crab Shop at althouse, where delicious sea food meals are served, and dogs are welcome.

  2. Clive says:

    Hi Frodo and family,
    After reading your blog we decided to following your pawsteps. I know Cley really well, we walk there lots, but I have never walked from there to Blakeney. We parked at Cley Village Hall and had a lovely walk with my pawrents watching marsh harriers and bearded tits en route. We even saw a deer. When we got to Blakeney Mum had a look around the Book Fair. She likes books, she said there was an ulterior motive for doing this walk as she has just finished reading a scary book about a devil dog called Black Shuck and the Watch House is mentioned in the book. She said she would only go to see it from a distance in the daylight! Later we went to the Artemis café where mum had a lovely vegan lunch. Apparently I was called handsome by the staff, so I’ve decided we’ll go there again. Best wishes Clive.

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