Bawsey

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This is a very enjoyable walk with fine views of the countryside and beside lakes, through woodland and along tracks.

England - East England - Norfolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife
30/10/2016 - David and Chris Stewart

See reply letter below from Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Council regarding the car park closure mentioned in Laurence Marchant's previous comment. Ref. Bawsey 27th October- , Dear Mrs Boldero, Thank-you for your recent letter concerning the above. As you may be aware the area know as Bawsey Pits, to which you refer, was created from former gravel workings. The restoration from gravel workings to the lake and woodland habitat that we see was governed by the Town and County Planning Act 1971-1977 primarily Section 52 of the Act. The so called Section 52 agreement sets out now requirement to provide a car park - only public access and how it may be enjoyed. Indeed one of the express exclusions to public access is anyone in or riding a motor vehicle. Nevertheless, the previous landowners provided a car park at their own discretion and in a part of the site that did not contravene the Agreement. The land has subsequently changed hands and the current owner does not wish to provide a car park and is perfectly within their rights not to do so. I appreciate the difficulties this causes and I will continue to make the case to the landowner that the car park should be opened. I am hopeful this will happen but it could be some time in the future.

23/09/2016 - Laurence Marchant

The Car Park at the start of this walk is now permanently closed the locked yellow gates have room for 2 or 3 cars to park, We asked permission at the pub to park in their car park which they kindly gave, from here if you go straight across the road thru a wooden fence and at the top of the small hill turn left to pick the walk up between the last waypoint and the start. Good enjoyable walk