|The Park Walk
Look for the green arrows on the waymarker posts which have been placed along the route of this walk to assist you. The yellow arrows are for the lake walk, the red arrows are for the farm walk and the brown, blue and white arrows indicate the cycle routes.
The walk starts at the Almshouses at the North Gate entrance to Holkham Park. It is walk of about four miles; traversing woods, farmland and the Deer Park.
At the Almshouses, turn left into Fuchsia Walk. Go through the large gate leaving the Deer Park behind. Please remember to close the gate. Note the Holkham emblem on the gate, of the ostrich with the horseshoe in its mouth. Continue along this track for approx. one mile until you reach a grass clearing on your left and a crossroads ahead of you. Continue over the crossroads onto the narrow track with fields to the left and grazing land to the right. Redstarts can frequently be seen here, along the hedgerows either side of the track.
At the next crossroads, go straight over Golden Gates Drive and follow the track with the wood on your left and fields on your right. Turn right at the next junction, continue with fields on either side until you reach the Broom Covert Wood ahead of you. Follow the track round to the left, with the Great Barn Wood on your right until you reach the Great Barn itself. Bear to the right here leaving the wood behind you. It is at this point on the right that you will have your first glimpse of Holkham Hall in the distance. At the crossroads with the Avenue, turn right up to the Obelisk. Past the Obelisk, at the cattle grid, you can re-enter the Deer Park by the gate to the left of the grid. Again, please remember to close the gate.
The front of Holkham Hall is now only a short distance away. To complete this walk, continue on the main drive past the north side of the Hall, Bygones Museum, Gift Shop and Stables Café and back along the main entrance drive to the Almshouses at the North Gates.
Dogs are welcome in the park but must be kept on the lead at all times. This is to avoid disturbing the deer and other wildlife.
Click here to download the route (and an accompanying map) for future reference (PDF).