Kelling Heath

(Last visited September 2020)

I’ve known of Kelling Heath for years but didn’t realise that a) it had so many walking trails and b) that you didn’t have to be staying there to visit them! I wanted to meet some friends with a 6-month old baby so wanted to find somewhere that had facilities – this ticked all the boxes!

A booklet for the trails is available in the Village Store (£1 charge). The Kelling Heath website is also fantastic for information and worth a read before visiting.

There is an easy access trail starting just beyond the village square at the sculpture (red way marker). This route covers ¾ km of level (but natural) ground and would be perfect for little legs or those who can’t walk far. Great to see the sea from the viewing point!

We followed the Norfolk AONB “Walks for All” route with a pushchair and, although it was a bit uneven and stony in places, the pushchair coped fine. There were some puddles – because the paths are natural surface they will be impacted by bad weather in places. Great views of the steam train along the Poppy Line!

I want to go back and explore further. It’s the sort of site that is huge and you could visit many times and pick up a different trail.

🍁Start point/Parking: NR25 7HW; what3words ///traffic.regulator.catching. The walks start at the sculpture in the village near the shop (///nights.breathing.drivers)
🍁Length of walk: Varies, seven trails to choose from
🍁Accessibility: The Red Route is accessible but short. The extended route we took was okay for a pushchair.
🍁Surfaces/terrain/obstacles: A bit stony and uneven in places
🍁Toilets/baby change: Yes – large, clean in the Health & Fitness Club building. Toilets around the site too.
🍁Seating: Yes
🍁Picnic area: Yes
🍁Play area: Yes
🍁Food & drink: Yes – shop and restaurant. Food & drink info HERE
🍁Dogs: Yes – on leads
🍁Entrance fee: Free!
🍁Other: Leave details at gatehouse for Covid Track and Trace. Also a Dark Sky Discovery Site – amazing for stargazing! You can visit in the evenings.
-Kelling Heath Website:
-The AONB route we took:

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