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 Funded restoration has returned this 42 acre park to its former glory and added modern amenities making it the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing stroll and explore the history of the area.
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.
Walks Art Installations
The project is a partnership between Amien France and the Borough Council of KL & WN. It is a 2year project with funding from the European Union of £400,000. The project aims are to combine art and architecture with landscape gardening inspired by natural heritage, support cross channel tourism and create opportunities for young designers from France and England.