GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Holkham Park

7 miles (12 km)

Enjoy a super cycle or walk in this 3000 acre deer park near Wells-Next-The-Sea on the Norfolk coast. National Cycle Network Route 1 passes straight through the centre of the park taking you past the large lake, the Obelisk, the beautiful 18th century mansion and back through peaceful woodland. There are also a number of waymarked walking trails including a lakeside trail and a nature trail with 28 information boards explaining interesting facts about the flora and fauna in the Park. This includes a large herd of Fallow Deer, a smaller herd of Red Deer, Barn Owls and the evergreen oaks imported from Italy.
The park is located close to the town of Wells-Next-the-Sea so you could start the walk from there if you prefer. It's about a 4.5 mile walk from the town harbour, following a lovely section of the Norfolk Coast Path through Holkham Meals. See the Wells to Holkham Walk for more details.

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Holkham Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Holkham Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Burnham Market Walk starts in the nearby village and visits the Holkham Park and the nature reserve before heading to the noteworthy village of Burnham Thorpe. The village is notable as the thebirthplace of Vice AdmiralHoratio Nelson, victor at theBattle of Trafalgar. There is a bronze plaque on the wall here which is a nice piece of history to witness in the area. Nelson's father Edmund was also rector of Burnham Market's churches during the 1760s and 1770s. In the village you can enjoy a visit to The Nelson pub which dates all the way back to 1685.
Head south east Great Walsingham and you could pick up the Walsingham Way. This long distance trail runs from the mediaeval abbey at Great Walsingham to the city of Norwich, passing several fascinating historic sites on the way. The abbey in Walsingham is one of the highlights of the area and not too far from the park. There's some lovely grounds with the snowdrop and bluebell walks particularly popular.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.

Photos

Triumphal Arch, Holkham Park geograph.org.uk-2530541

Triumphal Arch, Holkham Park

St Withburga's church in Holkham Park - geograph.org.uk - 1963294

St Withburga's church in Holkham Park

Ornate entrance gate into Holkham Park by South Lodge - geograph.org.uk - 2530538

Ornate entrance gate into Holkham Park by South Lodge

View along the Avenue from South Lodge, Holkham Park - geograph.org.uk - 2530548

View along the Avenue from South Lodge

Driveway from the Triumphal Arch to South Lodge, Holkham Park - geograph.org.uk - 2530540

Driveway from the Triumphal Arch to South Lodge

Holkham Lake - geograph.org.uk - 1460581

Holkham Lake

Holkham Hall - geograph.org.uk - 206890

Holkham Hall

Deer in park at Holkham Hall - geograph.org.uk - 105416

Deer in park at Holkham Hall

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GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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