Owned by the National Trust, Felbrigg estates fine 17th century stately home and parkland provides an excellent opportunity for everyone to get out and enjoy themselves. Whether visiting the historic house or walled gardens to exploring the extensive parkland and woods.
Length of walk: The ‘Victory V’ accessible walk about 2 miles (there and back). Further opportunities to extend and explore.
Location: Entrance on B1436 north of Felbrigg village, two miles south-west of Cromer
Map Ref: 133:TG193394 Postcode: NR11 8PR SatNav unreliable
Getting there: Signed from A148 near Cromer and A140 at Roughton
By public transport: Currently no scheduled bus service direct to Hall; Sanders Coaches service through Felbrigg village (walk through parkland); mainline rail Bittern Line service stops Roughton and Cromer (both about 2.5 miles)
By cycling or walking: Norfolk Coast Cycleway (route 30) passes through estate as does Weavers Way long distance footpath
Site owned/managed by the National Trust, tel: 01263 837444.
Information boards in car park and visitor area, reception desk. Braille and large print guides available upon request.
ACCESSIBILITY AND FAMILY PROVISION
Toilets: Accessible toilet available; Baby-changing facilities in separate room in main toilet block
Hire equipment available to borrow: Manual wheelchairs and a single seater powered mobility vehicle at hall. A manual wheelchair and single seater personal mobility scooter is also available to borrow from the Walled Garden Reception point. No bookings or reservations.
Front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats for loan
Wheelchair access: Reception, Squires Pantry and Shop are fully accessible; Ground floor of Hall is wheelchair accessible and a virtual tour of upper floor available in ground floor room. Level access to hall and gardens
Induction Loops: Are located in the shop, tearoom and main visitor reception
For families: Story boxes, “I Spy” and bug guides around the house; step stools up to sinks for children; Child friendly cutlery, high chair and wooden blocks are available in the Squire’s Pantry;
Picnic tables are available, including near the children’s play area in the walled garden; 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ booklet available from reception. Main paths all buggy friendly.
Dogs: On leads in parkland (stock grazing), under close control in woodland. Additional dog walking area in woods off main drive
Access for all route
Start & Finish: Routes signed from car park and hall
Distance(s): The ‘there and back’ option up the Victory V path to the viewpoint is about 1 mile and to continue around along the all weather path through the woods and back along the drive to the hall is some 2 miles
Accessibility: Victory V path and around car park and visitor area are child, buggy, wheelchair accessible
Gradients: Gentle slope to top of Victory V. Variable with some steeper if continuing along all weather path
Stiles & Gates: None on the described walk. Various around park if venturing off-route
Surface: Victory V and all weather route is hard compacted stone
Waymarking: Signposts and colour coded routes
Seating: Good range around main visitor area, two along Victory V path and further at top of path. Many picnic tables are also wheelchair friendly
Specific hazards: Woodland paths will have some leaf and twig debris
Footwear/clothing: Sensible walking shoes if only using main paths, clothing to suit conditions at time of visit
Parking: Ample. Disabled parking close to hall and a drop off point. Pay & display, members free
Woods and parkland: Open all year, free
House and walled garden: Seasonal opening varies, also closed some weekdays during winter, entrance fees except National Trust members
Shop and café: Check with site for current opening times
Toilets: At visitor area, open daily