King’s Lynn:

King’s Lynn is a vibrant Market town, full of history. For hundreds of years, King’s Lynn provided one of the most vital trade routes for goods entering and leaving the fens. Its strategic location – where the Ouse meets the Wash – allowed inland trade to 8 counties of England, coastal routes to the whole of the east coast of Britain, and lucrative access to the wealthy markets of northern Europe and the Baltic states. Great places to visit including: the custom house, Kings Lynn Minster, St Nicholas Chapel, market places, several museums, old merchant houses from it’s Hanseatic and fishing past.

Kings Lynn Town Guides Guided walk:

King’s Lynn Town Guides conduct regular guided walks every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from May to October and at other times throughout the year by appointment. The full range of walks can be found on their website. All the money that is collected from the walks is given away to local charities and organisations that further the conservation and promotion of the town.

This dog friendly walk will cross to West Lynn by the ferry, walk along the West bank of the river Great Ouse, looking across to the town giving walkers a unique and often unusual view of the town, discussing various buildings on the way. Walkers will then cross back to the town centre via the new cut bridge, following the East bank of the river, ending at Marriotts Warehouse, where walkers will be able to view the fantastic collection of models on the top floor of the warehouse and purchase refreshments if they wish..

Date and Time: Saturday June 17th, 10am.

Place: King’s Lynn, Norfolk, The Fens.

Cost: The group are suggesting a donation of £5 per person for the walk. Money raised by the volunteers helps good causes in the Kings Lynn area.

Please note there is an additional cost for using the ferry of £1.40.

Booking: No booking required. Please meet outside the Globe Hotel on Kings Lynn Market Place.

Other information for the event:

The walk will last approximately 3 hours at a leisurely pace.

Walking shoes or comfortable trainers are recommended. In the event of inclement weather, the walk may be shortened by taking the return ferry crossing. Please note that, unfortunately, this event is not suitable for wheelchair users as we will be crossing the river on a ferry and walking along rough ground on the river bank.

Fascinating Fens Values: The event/activity includes the themes of heritage and Wellbeing.