Our beautiful village

In 2018 the Norfolk Coast Area celebrated 50 years as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Knapton Village is a jewel in the crown that is the North Norfolk Coast

Settled on top of a small hill 43m above seal level, in a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty, our beautiful village is surrounded by open fields and broccoli-like woodland, criss-crossed with meandering footpaths and quiet leafy lanes with views of the sea and the North Norfolk coast.

In 2011, according to the Census, Knapton had a population of 364 residing in 190 households, covering an area of 5.80 square kilometres.

What the census fails to mention is the beauty of the area that surrounds us, the close knit community spirit that bonds us and the history of a thousand year old traditional Norfolk village.

The market town of North Walsham provides our nearest railway station with regular train services to Cromer, Sheringham and Norwich via the Bittern Line.

Market day is Thursday and it offers a range of shops and supermarkets including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and LIDL, as well as the Victory Swim and Fitness Centre.

The vibrant Norfolk holiday resort of Cromer is just 8 miles to the north and offers a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, shops, including a Morrisons.   It has a movie-plex cinema, the pier with it’s world famous theatre and the highest church tower in Norfolk.
Due to Peregrine Falcons nesting the tower is occasionally closed.

The area around us has a good selection of hotels, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants and  and a cinema and theatre at the recently constructed Atrium in the grounds of North Walsham High School. For those interested in sailing or ‘messing about’ in boats the Norfolk Broads are on our doorstep and for golfing enthusiasts, the Mundesley Golf Club is just down the road.

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Village Clubs

Everything from Zumba to Women's Own to Coffee Club...

Something for everyone

Come and join us…


View details of our village clubs

Footpaths & Walks

meandering footpaths, mixed woodland...

Our beautiful countryside

12 Footpaths, the Butterfly Walk the Coastal Path and woods at Pigney and Bacton

let’s go exploring…

Quiet Lanes

the quiet leafy lanes that criss cross our parish

what are quiet lanes

our parish is full of quiet lanes, but what are they?

lets find out…

Looking Back...

let us take you back to a time when life was much simpler

Our Village History

our growing archive of photos, maps and glimpses of our past, plus our Now&Then puzzler

lets look back…


doctors, dentists, hospitals & chemists

Healthcare Services

doctors, hospitals
dentists & chemists

Healthcare Link

Public Transport

All you need to know about our public transport services

Buses Trains and Automobiles...

we may be rural, but we’re connected

lets find out…

Knapton Angels

Volunteer group led by Knapton Parish Council

Help when you need it

You’re never alone, you’re surrounded by Angels…

how they can help you…

Your Parish Council

Find out what your parish council does

Parish Council Services

your village – your parish council…

.see what your parish council does

You can always contact us if you need any help