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Kelling Heath

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.

Walk details

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

By public transport: No bus service currently goes direct to park, Sheringham train station (two miles); Poppy Line stop Kelling Heath

By cycling or walking: Bike – about a mile off Sustrans regional route 30 Norfolk Coast Cycleway (on the Holt loop)

Kelling Heath Holiday Park is a commercial site run by Timewell Properties Ltd, tel. 0126 588181.

Information boards at reception centre and throughout the 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.

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

Facilities

On 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

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