An historic urban park in the heart of King’s Lynn. The Walks is the only surviving 18th century town walk in Norfolk.
A £4.3 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration, completed in 2007, helped to restore the former glory of this 17 hectare park. It also added modern amenities and interpretation, making it the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing stroll, and explore the history of the site.
Boasting a unique 15th century chapel, The Red Mount, a Grade II-listed church as well beautiful landscaping, a children’s play area, toilets and a café.
The Walks are an important area in the national context, rather than merely a local one, and in 1998 were designated by English Heritage as a grade II historic park. Parks laid out as formal pleasure and recreation grounds only became common in the middle of the 19th Century and generally these are well-defined areas surrounded by residential streets. The Walks as a whole was at first conceived not as a municipal park, as one understands the term today, but as a single promenade for the citizens away from the smell, grime and bustle of the town centre.
Read more about the History of the Walks.