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At the Park

Bawsey Country Park offers visitors the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with friends or family. Originally created through sand quarrying, nature has reclaimed the site making the park one of the most beautiful locations in the area.

 

There are many paths and trails throughout Bawsey Country Park, some are easy to spot and well defined, others are not so obvious. We have identified and mapped a selection of walks that we think show you the best of what the park has to offer.

Click on the link at the bottom of the page for a guide to 4 walks that you might enjoy.

Please bear in mind that the terrain around the park is undulating and predominantly sandy which means that many of the trails are not wheelchair friendly and some areas may not be suitable for pushchairs. The path from the car park to Brickyard Lake is partially stabilised so is easier for wheelchair access.

SOME HELPFUL STATISTICS

Park area: 176 acres.

Park perimeter distance: 2.98 miles.

Great Lake area: 59.7 acres.

Great Lake perimeter distance: 1.62 miles.

Brickyard Lake area: 5.4 acres.

Brickyard lake perimeter distance: 0.4 miles.

To download a copy of our map please click the link at the bottom of this page.

Geocaching is a great pastime that allows you to have fun whilst exploring the outdoors. It is a great way to see and explore new areas. Currently, we have 10 caches for you to find in Bawsey Country Park and it is likely we will add more in the future. If you are a seasoned Geocacher then you will need no introduction to this activity however, if you have never tried it before, visit the Geocaching website and learn more. 

 

Many people enjoy running or jogging around the park and you will certainly find some challenging terrain to test your fitness. For a real challenge, try running up "Heartbreak Hill", found just to the right of The Hub Café.

Cyclists are also welcome although, at this stage, we do not have cycle-specific trails. With this in mind, please take care to avoid walkers or runners when cycling around the park.

Our 2 lakes, Great Lake and Brickyard Lake are home to a variety of water birds and Brickyard Lake has a growing stock of coarse fish. As detailed elsewhere on this site, swimming, paddling, unauthorised watercraft, and inflatables are not permitted at either lake.

The park offers photographers a wealth of opportunities, whether you like capturing beautiful landscape shots or photographing the wildlife. To see some of our favourite images, please visit the Gallery page.

 

Bawsey Country Park has been identified as a good location for stargazing, due to

relatively low light pollution levels. For more details, please visit Go Stargazing.

For local advice on astronomy please visit King's Lynn and District Astronomy Society.

Metal detecting is permitted within the park however, you must pre-book this activity.

Please find a link to download a booking form at the bottom of this page.

When you've finished enjoying the stunning surroundings, why not stop off for a drink and some food. The Hub Café, open 7 days a week, 9am to 3pm, can be found just off the main car park and serves a range of hot and cold drinks, hot food and snacks, and ice creams. If you are a regular visitor, ask for one of our loyalty cards and you can get a free coffee for every 5 coffees bought. For a full menu please click the link below.

Don't forget your four-legged friends!

Order a doggie sausage, for just £1, at The Hub Café when you arrive and

it'll be ready for your canine companion when you've finished your walk.

If you wish to order food in advance, please call us on 07943 375161.

If The Hub Café is closed when you visit, you can still get a cold drink and a snack

from the vending machines located at Car Park (East).

Toilet facilities are located at the main car park with full disabled access and facilities for baby-changing.

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