Set amongst glorious heath and woodland on the Cromer Ridge Kelling Heath provides a unique experience. With the scent and sounds of gorse and heather, iconic costal views and a chance to savour the past of the steam train passing by. Plenty of plants, insects, birds and wildlife inhabit the site.
Length of walk: Approx one and a third miles (2km)
Location: Situated between Holt and Cromer overlooking Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast
Map Ref: TG 118414 Postcode: NR25 7HW
Getting there: Signed off the A148 between Holt and Cromer at Bodham.
No bus service currently goes direct to park, Sheringham train station (two miles); Poppy Line stop Kelling Heath. Bike – about a mile off Sustrans regional route 30 Norfolk Coast Cycleway (on the Holt loop)
Information boards at reception centre and throughout the site
Parking: Vistor car park close to village centre
Woods and parkland: Heathland open to all visitors
Reception, Shop and village facilities: Open to public, includes Village Inn
Cycle hire: Independent cycle hire operator on site www.huffandpuffcycles.co.uk
Toilets: Toilet blocks located around this commercial site
Accessibility and family provision
Toilets: Holiday Park provides a range of facilities including disabled and baby changing
Hire equipment available to borrow: None
Wheelchair access: Car park, village square and amenities surfaced area with access ramps to buildings where necessary. Site roads surfaced and paths to and return from viewpoint on access trail fairly smooth.
For families: Plenty of space to walk, cycle and explore. On-site cycle hire. I-phone explorer app.
Dogs: Allowed, kept on leads. Dog waste bins provided around site.
Kelling Heath access statement https://www.kellingheath.co.uk/access-statement-cid134.html
Access for all route
Start & Finish: At village centre close to car park
Distance(s): About one and a third miles (2km); other various options depending on user and equipment capability
Accessibility: Some of this countryside site can be prone to wear and weather conditions but in general is accessible to the viewpoint and return. If exploring further there may be some short sections where the surface will be soft or uneven. Enquire at reception for further information.
Gradients: Some gentle slopes on described walk.
Stiles & Gates: None on this route
Surface: Mix of tarmac, compacted surface, grass and sandy track. Soft sand around viewpoint.
Waymarking: Excellent use of waymarker posts including symbols to follow, well worth using in conjunction with sit map (on-line or from reception).
Seating: At village square and some on route.
Specific hazards: Vehicles use roads around site for access (speed restricted). Open heathland with a wide mix of users i.e. children, cycling, jogging and walking which in holiday times can be busy.
Footwear/clothing: Dependent on weather. No special footwear but clothing to suit conditions at time particularly in cold winds.
Downloadable Walks for all guide sheet