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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Holkham Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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 the birthplace of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, victor at the Battle 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.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Norfolk Walks page.