If you have been reading my blog ,you will know that I am disappointed not to be able to walk the last bit of Coast from Snettisham to Kings Lynn.
I wrote to the Sandringham Estate to ask why there was no permissive path along side or on the coastal defence .
Here is the reply I received:-
“The Norfolk County Council have been,on behalf of the Ramblers Association,trying to negotiate a path connecting Kings Lynn to Hunstanton. The Sandringham Estate has in the past indicated that they would be prepared to consider such a path.However , following consultations with the English Nature ( now Natural England) and the RSPB they both objected to such a proposal as it would potentially disturb the habitat on the marshes.
The County Council has looked at creating an inland diversion and the Estate had in principle agreed to a permissive path from Castle Rising through to Dersingham linking back to Snettisham.The Estate was prepared to offer a permissive path nearly three miles long to help with this proposal but unfortunately the County Council were unable to negotiate the connection off the Estate.”
Personally I don’t see how a few walkers would disturb the birds when there are hundreds of Twitcher’s out there, every Sunday and I wonder why the Council was not able to negotiate the connection off the Estate.
Having a path go inland would be a shame, especially when there is so much open space along by the sea defence wall .
I will write another letter and see what excuses the Council come up with for not negotiating the connection off the Estate.