Whitlingham Country Park

Whitlingham Country Park is just a stone’s throw from the centre of Norwich. This makes it very popular with people looking to escape the city for the day and get close to nature. The park offers a great choice of facilities and easy access to the local countryside.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stretch your legs and enjoy a bit of fresh air, Whitlingham Country Park is the perfect choice. Come rain or shine, the park has plenty to explore and offers something for everyone.

 

Route

The most popular walking route at Whitlingham Country Park is a circular stroll that takes you all around Whitlingham Great Broad. The route begins in the main car park (other car parks are available nearby) and takes you past the Education Centre, along the banks of the River Yare, through the Whitlingham conservation area and the picnic meadow before returning you to the car park. This wide, accessible path is also suitable for cyclists. Altogether, the route is around two miles long.

If you’re looking for more of a challenge from your afternoon stroll, you could tackle a section of the Wherryman’s Way. The long distance route passes through Whitlingham Country Park on its way between Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

There are also a number of other footpaths that criss-cross the park. Spend a few hours exploring more remote areas and getting to know the local countryside.

 

Difficulty

The circular route at Whitlingham Country Park has been designed with people of all ages and abilities in mind. The two-mile route is flat, well maintained and accessible for wheelchair users. There are also a number of places where you can sit down, relax and enjoy the scenery on the way. This makes Whitlingham Country Park a fantastic destination for all the family.

 

Facilities

Whitlingham Country Park offers an excellent choice of facilities. There are toilets, baby changing facilities and disabled toilets on site and wheelchairs are also available to hire. The park’s historic flint barn has been converted into a welcoming visitor centre, complete with a café where you can refuel and relax. If you want to get out on the water, you can hire a boat or try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, rafting or canoeing on Whitlingham Broad.

 

Points of interest

Most people who travel to Whitlingham Country Park do so to enjoy the nearby Broad and the surrounding countryside. A great place to spot birds and watch life on the local waterways float by, it makes the perfect destination for a relaxing day out.

 

One sight you might see as you explore the area is the ruin of Trowse Newton Hall. Dating back hundreds of years, the hall hosted a number of kings and queens during its heyday. Today, the ruins are surrounded by trees and overgrown shrubs, making the old house even more atmospheric.

 

If you want to explore more of the local area by foot, you’ll find lots of information on nearby routes on our site. Take a look around today to find out more.