Walking – Necessity and Pleasure

A little bit about walking in and around King’s Lynn.

While King’s Lynn does not brag about such things as ’15 minutes Cities’ or being a ‘Walkable Neighbourhood’ it is, in spite of really being two medieval towns in one (hence two market places, two guildhalls, two major churches etc) exceedingly compact, which means that a lot of things can be done on foot. This post looks at some of the things that I regard as absolutely walkable.


I live these days in a suburb that is just outside town to the north. I have two very good footpaths that are almost immediately accessible from my home and a third not much further away.


The town centre among many other features boasts a Morrison’s with a very wide range of stock, a Sainsbury’s suitable for top up shops but not for major food shopping, a Wilkinson’s, sundry other shops, a library, my doctor and my dental surgery and the bus and train stations for travel further afield (if and only if I am travelling somewhere north of Lynn there are bus stops closer to me than the town centre). This areas is also well equipped with historic buildings.

Gaywood is also comfortably walkable from home, and that has its own shopping area and a library.


The Hardwick Industrial Estate is even for me a substantial walk from my home, but I have done it. Last night the West Norfolk Autism Group had a fundraiser at the Masonic Centre on Hamburg Way, which is near the outer edge of the North Lynn industrial estate, and is a little further from my home than the town centre, but I walked both ways.

With so much stuff within walking range it is a rarity except on work days for me to use any other form of transport.


My usual sign off…

Author: Thomas

I am a founder member and currently secretary of the West Norfolk Autism Group and am autistic myself. I am a very keen photographer and almost every blog post I produce will feature some of my own photographs. I am an avidly keen cricket fan and often post about that sport.

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