Sandringham Royal Parkland
Sandringham Royal Park now spans nearly 243 hectares for visitors to enjoy. Planted with a mixture of evergreen and deciduous trees, mainly Corsican and Scots Pine mixed with Oak, Sweet Chestnut and Birch, and supports an abundance of animals, birds and plants.
The Royal Park is open daily throughout the year to walk or cycle and is dog friendly. There are two waymarked Nature Trails, one a leisurely 1½ miles long and the other 2½ miles long with many additional woodland paths to explore for a casual stroll or a meandering trek.
The Children's Play Area has recently undergone improvement and expansion works adding more challenging equipment, high level walkways, a high tower inspired by local Appleton Water Tower with multi-level water play, which has wheelchair access.
Length: Short easy route about quarter of a mile (430m) each way, circular loop about three quarters of a mile (1200m)
Location: Six miles north-east of King's Lynn signed from both A148 and A149
Map Ref: TF 689288 Postcode: PE35 6EH (nearby Park House)
Getting there: Signposted from A148 King's Lynn (Knights Hill roundabout) and Fakenham; from A149 King's Lynn to Hunstanton
by public transport: Bus: Stagecoach 11 King's Lynn-Hunstanton; Stop: Sandringham Visitor Centre. Rail: King's Lynn (six miles Thameslink Great Northern)
by cycling or walking: Close to Norfolk Coast Cycleway (about one mile); Peddars Way (about four miles)
Site owned/managed by Sandringham Estate on 01485 545408, www.sandringhamestate.co.uk/sandringham-visitor-centre/country-park
Information boards at visitor centre and information desk within shop. General leaflet also available on-line.
Trail waymarking by colour coding on posts, wooden fingerposts to facilities and points of interest.
Parking: There are two car parks at Sandringham with ample parking - car parking charges apply.
House and garden: Tickets to visit Sandringham House and Gardens must be pre booked online via the website.
Information centre, shops and café: Open daily except Good Friday and Christmas Day
Toilets: Inside café entrance during opening hours and further in visitor area open all day
Accessibility and family provision
Toilets: Two disabled in wc block with a further two in cafeteria building
Hire equipment available to borrow: Wheelchairs may be borrowed free of charge (deposit required); enquire at the restaurant
Wheelchair access: Many areas of the park will be accessible to wheelchairs and even more to buggies
Induction loops: n/a for walk. Check with information desk for visitor areas and house
For families: Plenty of open space, large enclosed play area.
Dogs: Welcome in the Royal Parkland and Sandringham Shop.
Access for all route
Start & Finish: Outside visitor centre
Distance(s): Short easy route about quarter of a mile (430m) each way, circular loop about three quarters of a mile (1200m). Further walking options available.
Accessibility: Whole of area from car park, around visitor centre area and access walk is over level surface. Majority of site excepting some woodland paths generally accessible. (House and gardens not within this audit check but claim to be accessible.)
Gradients: None. Whole site is on a level 'plateau' with no major gradients other than short section of ornamental drive
Stiles & Gates: Parkland none. Gated access to house and gardens
Surface: Variable. Manufactured surfaces have a grit type covering, mostly flat and reasonable width. Compacted areas within wood and open parkland are reasonable when dry.
Waymarking: Fingerposts for facilities & points of interest. Colour coding on posts
Seating: Ample around visitor centre facilities, otherwise few
Specific hazards: Vehicles if in traffic accessible areas.
Footwear/clothing: Normal footwear and clothing dependant on weather conditions at time. Off route may become a little muddy in wet conditions
Downloadable Walks for all guide sheet