Sandringham Country Park
Best known for its Royal connections Sandringham estate is more than the house and gardens which are well worth seeing. The excellent parkland with its woodland habitats provides miles of walking and to enjoy exploring throughout the seasons. Pick up a map at the visitor centre or just explore and don't miss the Sculpture trail. Young visitors will enjoy their own woodland play area.
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: Ample, signposted from road. Main parking area is behind the visitor buildings with disabled parking on tarmac area. Further large parking area is to the west of the visitor centre area along with informal around parkland.
Woods and parkland: Most parkland is freely accessible at all times.
House and garden: Check with information centre for opening details, entry fees
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
Trailor rides operate through the estate from outside the visitor centre and Sandringham church also opens to the public – check with visitor centre for further details. Sandringham also hosts outdoor events.
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: Allowed, under control in park
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