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Holt Country Park

On the edge of Holt with accessible woodland paths and open glades providing everyone with the opportunity to enjoy the countryside. There are waymarked routes including arts trail and cycle route, a network of tracks to explore, an adventure play area, picnic areas, education facilities and organised family events.

Walk details

Length of walk: Half mile (750m) for Green Access Trail

Location: About a mile south of Holt on the B1149 Norwich road

Map Ref: TG 082376 (car park) Postcode: NR25 6SP

Getting there: Signed at the entrance on B1149 Norwich Road and 10 minutes walk from Holt town centre

By public transport: A number of bus services serve Holt and the service to Norwich via Edgefield passes the main Country Park entrance (request stop). Nearest mainline railway station is Sheringham with bus or Poppy Line heritage railway to Holt (Holt station is about one mile)

By cycling or walking: Norfolk Coast Cycleway passes north-east of Holt, a number of footpaths are in this area of Norfolk

Site owned/managed by North Norfolk District Council, tel. 01263 513811, a site leaflet can be downloaded from the North Norfolk District Council website.

Information boards in main visitor centre area.

ACCESSIBILITY AND FAMILY PROVISION

Toilets: Mens, women and disabled

Hire equipment available to borrow: Self-led family discovery sheets from visitor centre

Wheelchair access: Disabled parking close to visitor centre facilities avoiding long distance across gravel. Area around centre firm and fairly level. Waymarked easy access trail and many paths are wide and firm enough buggies (*subject to weather)

For families: Play area close to centre, sculptures, waymarked trails, viewing tower, visitor centre, cycle route and plenty of woodland to explore, picnic areas including covered

Dogs: Allowed, dog waste bins provided

Access for all route

Start & Finish: Visitor centre area

Distance(s): Green trail is described on Holt Country Park literature as an easy access half-mile trail discovering the Arch and Trafalgar Avenue

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible way-marked route*. Level site with variable accessibility as expected of a woodland country park setting

Gradients: None

Stiles & Gates: None on Green trail (Blue and Red trail have gate access onto Holt Lowes)

Surface: Compressed soil, gravel & grass

Waymarking: Colour trail signage

Seating: Benches along route and around play and visitor areas

Specific hazards: From general woodland debris to raised roots. If exploring off the easy access route some rutted and wet areas, narrow sections. Popular dog walking site!

Footwear/clothing: Stout shoes for most times; walking shoes/boots if weather has been wet for any length of time and clothing to suit temperature. Note: walking in tree cover so can be cooler but less windy

*Site visit note: Please note that the paths in the country park are not surfaced and will become puddled and muddy during winter and wet periods making them unsuitable

Facilities

On site

Parking: Large gravel surfaced car park of Norwich Road (nominal charge with proceed contributing towards upkeep of facilities) open all year

Beach and woods: Open all year, free

Visitor centre, shop: Seasonal

Toilets: At main visitor centre area, open daily

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